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Tŝilhqot'in’s ‘spiritual war’ to protect land, water, rights

The Tŝilhqot'in Nation is at spiritual war with Taseko Mines, which has for over two decades been trying to build what would be the world's largest copper and gold mine at a sacred elevated lake the nation knows as Teztan Biny. Though the mine has been rejected twice at the federal level, they have the greenlight on a drilling program, forcing the nation back to court to seek an injunction.

Indigenous technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination

The First Nations Technology Council and Animikii, a digital agency that supports Indigenous technology, are working hard to ensure Indigenous peoples have a seat at the rapidly growing tech table in British Columbia. From data sovereignty to digital skills training programs, Indigenous communities, nations and organizations are utilizing technology as a path to self determination.

'Moosemeat and Marmalade' bush man says he's ready for the apocalypse, are you?

Art Napoleon, a Cree food sovereigntist, co-hosts a popular hunting show ‘Moosemeat and Marmalade,' featuring two men from entirely different walks of life who have successfully filmed three seasons and launched a fourth Thursday. The self-identified “bush man” is a father, musician, and activist who shares his advice for preparing for an approaching apocalypse in times increasing climate chaos.

Dzawada'enuxw ancestors speak through time and space in new exhibition

The history, power and beauty of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation’s traditional territories and her descendants speak through at UBC’s Belkin Gallery in a new exhibition. Hexsa’am: To be Here Always, intended to be experienced and embodied, tells stories that date back generations and invites participants to listen to the voices of Dzawada’enuxw ancestors speak to today’s generation.

Indigenous journalists talk about the past, present and future of journalism

Indigenous journalists do the job differently, and they always have. That's what Tristan Ahtone, Simon Moya-Smith, Angela Sterritt, Candis Callison and Julian Noisecat told National Observer's Emilee Gilpin when she asked about their experiences in the industry and their predictions for the future of a steadily shifting media landscape in North America. Here's what they had to say.

Native author Tommy Orange on Trump, the power of fiction and supermassive black holes

Tommy Orange, an Oakland-based author, was surprised his first novel 'There There' hit The New York Times best seller list, 11 weeks in a row. In an interview with National Observer, Orange told reporter Emilee Gilpin about rarely reading as a kid, the important role of fiction in society, and how the success of his first novel rode a strange parallel to Donald Trump's presidency.

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