Thousands of people, dressed in orange, walked through downtown Duncan on Sept. 30, 2021, marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. All photos by Philip McLachlan/The Discourse

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Raven Sky Productions brings Indigenous storytelling to the screen

Local artists Daniel Elliott and David Malysheff partner to highlight Indigenous storytelling in Vancouver Island’s latest film production company.

After the City of Nanaimo moved to rezone an ancient Snuneymuxw village site, B.C.’s reconciliation minister stepped in

‘It’s important we allow time for this work to occur,’ the minister said as he offered mediation between the City of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Millstone Riverfront developer.

Snuneymuxw reclaims kwula’xw in Land Back deal that will bring members home

“We are working to ensure more of our people can live here and thrive as the Ancestors intended,” Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse explains.

‘Canada’ and the church must do more for survivors: Randy Fred

The Nuu-Chah-Nulth Elder, who endured nine years at AIRS, reflects on c̓išaaʔatḥ’s findings and what comes next.

Sum’shathut festival welcomes community to Hul’q’umi’num’ celebrations

Founder and curator Tsatassaya (Tracey) White weaves traditional with contemporary for a cultural celebration all can enjoy.

‘I will continue to talk’ says Coast Salish Elder and residential ‘school’ survivor Raymond Tony Charlie

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