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Fake Indigenous art not Indigenous at all, artists say

Our artwork is ‘the way we write down our history, our worldview, our laws. It really is a written language,’ Shain Jackson says.

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Fake Indigenous art is a real problem in Vancouver stores

Investigation uncovers some knock-off Indigenous art is sold in 75% of Vancouver souvenir shops.

Why seeing a shelf full of fake totem poles makes me wince

From their randomly splashed designs to their strange choice of materials, fake poles miss every opportunity to honour our culture. And they’re just the tip of the fake art iceberg.

Here’s how we investigated Vancouver’s Indigenous-souvenir industry

Details on the stores we visited, the samples we took and the manufacturers we called to determine which products were authentic.

Urban Nation Discourse’s do-or-die moment

Together, we’ve amplified Indigenous voices and connected our community. Now is the moment of truth: Is The Discourse valuable enough that you’ll pay for it?

Hate surges over judge’s statue removal in New West

City council’s decision was well meaning, but extensive public education would have helped.