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

What are Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas?

An Interview with Eli Enns, co-founder of the IISAAK OLAM Foundation.

Cedar welcome pole at Nanaimo’s new fire station will root the city to its ‘true history’

The 40-foot-tall pole will feature an array of figures known to the Snuneymuxw as protectors, “because that’s what firemen do — they protect us, keep us safe,” says Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown.

Locally made orange shirts support ‘children of the future and children of the past’

How Snuneymuxw carver Noel Brown collaborated with local leaders to produce 100 orange shirts in genuine support of local kids.

‘When did this story actually begin?’: Connie Walker’s quest to centre missing Indigenous women

Highlights from the award-winning investigative journalist’s keynote speech at Vancouver Island University.

Q&A: Justice for survivors of Nanaimo ‘Indian Hospital’ depends in part on political will, says class-action lawyer

Lawyer Steven Cooper explains where the class action lawsuit stands and what’s needed to restore justice.

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