The name of Vancouver Island’s Saanich nation – WSÁNEC, as they spell it – means “emerging people.” And today, a remarkable re-emergence of traditional names is occurring in the peninsula they call home.
Renaming of Saanich mountain latest in campaign to reclaim indigenous landmarks.
Mobilized by online social media, a good 3,000 people showed up for an Idle No More flash mob at the West Edmonton Mall, staging a full-scale Grand Entry, the ceremonial procession that opens pow wow gatherings.
Here’s a look back over some of my key stories of the last year.
The first monumental pole in 130 years is being raised in 2013 – and renowned carver Jaalen Edenshaw is hard at work creating a celebration of cooperation and protection.
Indigenous spiritual leaders from across the continent have launched a declaration to protect Mother Earth from the impacts of development in Canada’s oil sands mega-project.
By coining a word encompassing all oppressions and injustices 20 years ago, one Catholic woman offered anarchists, feminists and theologians alike tools for change.
Russell Means is making his final journey on the Oglala Lakota territory beginning today. He was led by a riderless horse and the traditional Bigfoot Riders to his memorial service.
At least 80 MPs — including 24 in BC — faced calls last night to heed Conservative MP Wilks’ suggestion to break ranks on Bill C-38.
Links between spirituality and social transformation – from the frontiers of social justice