A sense of community was on full display on Saturday, September 18, through the 100 Drums celebration.
by Izaiah Reyes | Sep 9, 2022
On Saturday, August 27, the team and staff of the University of Windsor Lancers hockey team, along with representatives of Unifor Canada and First Nations Emergency Services Society, were present at Shulus Arbor for a welcoming ceremony.
by Marius Auer | Aug 19, 2022
A recent change to B.C.’s education system will see students completing coursework focused on the history, culture, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples before graduation.
by Marius Auer | Aug 8, 2022
A local Indigenous student athlete represented Merritt at the BC Summer Games in Prince George last month, with 15 year old Roland Quewezance, a Merritt Secondary School student and lifelong lacrosse player, joining up with other students from across the province for a weekend tournament.
by Marius Auer | Jul 13, 2022
Councillor Brian Holmes of the Upper Nicola Band (UNB), sustainability scholars from the University of British Columbia, and representatives of Living Lakes Canada recently gathered at Nicola Lake to discuss culturally and archaeologically significant areas of the lake’s foreshore, and perform a mock survey of the lake.
by Marius Auer | Jul 4, 2022
Community members crowded Rotary Park for the first time in three years to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, marking a return to ‘normal’ for yet another beloved Merritt event. Warm weather and blue skies greeted participants for a day of culture and fun.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 24, 2022
Through covering issues such as residential schools and Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the award-winning journalist had faced countless horrors that could make others quit on the job. However through her persistence, she has not only covered these sensitive issues but has also been awarded and recognized because of it.
by Marius Auer | Jun 24, 2022
Merrittonians wishing to go by the beat of their own drum can attend the monthly hand drum group meeting held at the Coldwater Access Centre on June 29th, one of the many initiatives supporting Indigenous culture and learning during Indigenous History Month.
by Izaiah Reyes | Jun 23, 2022
This 9-week program will serve as a tool for parents to navigate through a modern urban society, all the while preserving traditional values and cultural practices through their children.
by Marius Auer | Jun 22, 2022
The federal government has released a statement recognizing June as National Indigenous History Month, acknowledging both the importance of Indigenous culture and experiences, and the horrifying mistreatment of Indigenous people throughout the colonial history of Canada.
by Marius Auer | Jun 21, 2022
The community came out in full force to support the Conayt Friendship Society’s newest endeavour, a daycare and Aboriginal Headstart program space at Merritt’s Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) campus. The space is host to a handbuilt traditional playground space, one of the many pieces of Indigenous culture in the space.