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Book review: Feminism For Real
This year's must-read is Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Copy of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee, founder of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
Jun 29th, 2011
Discover Haida heritage with aboriginal singer-activist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Jun 11th, 2011
Sarah Blyth's North Vancouver street soccer tournament portfolio
Fresh from the beach, where they were searching for potential logs to carve, and before getting warm with coffee, Sarah Blyth and the Portland FC, a soccer team made up of men and women who are...
Jan 10th, 2011
Creative natives in Clayoquot Sound
Sometimes creativity is an individual thing, but it also runs in families. It can also run in whole communities and cultures. Last fall, during a fascinating 2-day meeting in Tofino, I learned about
Jul 15th, 2010
Vancouver First Nations DTES smudge ceremony
Vancouver’s First Nations peoples have always held ceremonies calling all people to come together to connect with themselves, each other, Mother Earth and the Great Spirit.
Jun 19th, 2010
International Women’s Day: “We Hold up Half the Sky”
Kat Norris, Coast Salish, Lyackson First Nation and Nez Perce, founder of Indigenous Action Movement, and survivor of Kuper Island Residential School
Mar 9th, 2010
"Share the Gold" Campaign Stands to End Homelessness
Ric Matthews of First United Church addresses the crowd. People waiting to begin the stand. The chain forms along both sides of Hastings. The human chain calling for a national housing...
Feb 25th, 2010
Sending out an SOS: Vancouver Rally for a National Housing Program
Downtown Vancouver has transformed into Olympiamania: everyone dressed gaily in red waving flags up down and sideways, long line-ups everywhere, buzzing excitement in the energy field, and people taki
Feb 20th, 2010