First Nations

Hundreds gathered to honour the inaugrual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, Sept. 30. They walked nearly four kilometres to bring awareness and healing to residential school survivors and victims. (Adam Louis/Observer)

VIDEO: ‘We are all brothers and sisters’ Sts’ailes chief imparts words of healing, hope on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hundreds of people walked with the Sts’ailes First Nation to remember residential school victims

 

Fern Gabriel (left) and Phyllis Atkins of the Kwantlen First Nation model the orange shirts they helped create for Truth and Reconciliation day as part of a fundraiser to add Indigenous history and cultural resources to the Fort Langley Elementary School library. (Byron Smith/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: How a Fort Langley school is commemorating Orange Shirt Day

Fundraising initiative with Kwantlen First Nation members to add Indigenous education resources

 

BC Hydro plans to remove the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse along the Shuswap River as part of a restoration project to help salmon access to historical spawning habitat. (BC Hydro photo)

Splatsin: BC Hydro decision to remove Shuswap River dam disregards title and rights

Utility to provider to decommission 92-year-old Wilsey Dam, improve access for salmon

 

People gathered for a solidarity rally in Smithers after hereditary chiefs served Coastal GasLink with an eviction notice from a worksite on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston. (File photo)

Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked

Murray Rankin said the pandemic and the complexities of the negotiations are behind the slow progress

People gathered for a solidarity rally in Smithers after hereditary chiefs served Coastal GasLink with an eviction notice from a worksite on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston. (File photo)
In March, Patricia Victor offered prayer songs in Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people at Trinity Western University in Langley. On Monday, March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day, TWU opened an outdoor story walk created by Victor. (file)

Trinity Western University in Langley will close classes for a day to focus on Indigenous issues

Day will be devoted to First Nations culture and the history of residential schools

In March, Patricia Victor offered prayer songs in Halq’eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō people at Trinity Western University in Langley. On Monday, March 8, 2021, International Women’s Day, TWU opened an outdoor story walk created by Victor. (file)
Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Major $47M road project in Abbotsford delayed due to archeological find

Unspecified discovery means heritage permit and First Nations consultation are required

Road construction on Vye Road between Riverside Road and Sumas Way (Highway 11) in Abbotsford has been delayed due to a recent archeological discovery. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Family of slain Indigenous man confront RCMP in Campbell River

‘I’ll never see my son’s face again’ — Lowndes’ mother

A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Phillis Giovani, principal of Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary, with Donna Gabriel Robins and Jennifer Huber, vice-principal, unveil the school’s owl logo. The new school will open this September. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Wise owl chosen to represent new Langley school

Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary unveiled a new logo and mascot

Phillis Giovani, principal of Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary, with Donna Gabriel Robins and Jennifer Huber, vice-principal, unveil the school’s owl logo. The new school will open this September. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)

B.C. First Nation confirms more than 160 unmarked graves found on grounds near former residential school

Penelakut Tribe offering healing sessions for those affected by the discovery

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)
St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)

B.C. First Nation to search for unmarked residential school burial grounds in Alert Bay

On Vancouver Island, there are 202 children known to have died at 5 schools

St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)
Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver Island Indigenous leaders call for unity, end to violence, vandalism in Victoria area

A Malahat Nation totem was damaged in apparent retaliation of Capt. James Cook statue teardown

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments

‘We are not against industry, if this is done right there’s plenty of work for everyone’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Langley RCMP say they've had a significant number of local child pornography investigations recently.

Investigation into Seyem’ businesses sparked by claim of $4 million fraud

An allegation of millions missing led to an 11-month investigation

Langley RCMP say they've had a significant number of local child pornography investigations recently.
The Kwantlen and Katzie First Nation were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday, July 5, 2021 to help organize supplies for those affected by the Lytton wildfire. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Katzie, Kwantlen First Nations organize supplies for Lytton wildfire victims

The groups were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday

The Kwantlen and Katzie First Nation were at the Kwantlen Cultural Centre on Monday, July 5, 2021 to help organize supplies for those affected by the Lytton wildfire. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to Langley Advance Times)
An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)

Block-long ‘every child matters’ mural in Vancouver to stay 2 years past Canada Day

Haida artist Tamara Bell is among dozens deciding to honor the lives of Indigenous children instead this July 1

An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)
Langley RCMP said no criminality was discovered during an investigation of the Seyem' Qwantlen business group.

Langley RCMP finds no criminal activity at Kwantlen business group

A forensic accountant has been called in by the KFN, police say

Langley RCMP said no criminality was discovered during an investigation of the Seyem' Qwantlen business group.
Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A new look and a new name for James Hill Elementary school teams in Langley.

Seawolves name and logo crafted as part of ‘truth and reconciliation’ journey

Cultural presenter and artist Carman McKay unveiled the new logo he designed for James Hill Elementary on its 25th anniversary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Marsha Miller walked through the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Friday afternoon, reading the info stations about residential schools and their impact on Indigenous Canadians. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley vigil for residential school victims brings forth powerful emotions

Tears from visitors even before evening event, organizer said

Marsha Miller walked through the Derek Doubleday Arboretum Friday afternoon, reading the info stations about residential schools and their impact on Indigenous Canadians. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)