The fund supports First Nations in their efforts to promote well-being, improve the quality of life for members and reduce poverty at the community and national levels.
by Laísa Condé | Sep 20, 2023
“This is a tree of prayer now. Anyone can come here even if they’re struggling … or they are having a good day.”
by Laísa Condé | Sep 19, 2023
The art of logging for many might be described as the skillful process of cutting down and...
by Laísa Condé | Aug 12, 2023
The Merritt Library and Friends of the Library teamed up to organize the event, which will combine...
by Laísa Condé | Aug 9, 2023
First Nations’ communities and local governments are receiving additional funding from the B.C....
by Laísa Condé | Aug 3, 2023
Born and raised in Merritt, Bobby Garcia has been belting his voice out around the Nicola Valley since he was a kid.
by Laísa Condé | Jul 21, 2023
On July 20, the government of British Columbia announced the creation of an Indigenous climate-resilience and capacity-building pilot program across the province.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 30, 2023
Merritt City Council passed an amendment to the Fees and Charges Bylaw 2355 during their regular June 13 meeting, waiving the fingerprinting fee for Indigenous persons in the Merritt area reclaiming their ancestral name.
by Marius Auer | Jun 28, 2023
The provincial government has announced that it will provide funding for nine community risk-reduction and climate-adaptation projects throughout B.C., including a six figure project in the Nicola Valley.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 21, 2023
It takes more than one month to familiarize oneself with a nation’s culture and history, but National Indigenous History Month is a good start for those who want to learn about how Canada’s Indigenous population persevered through centuries of colonialism.
by Marius Auer | Jun 19, 2023
During two recent award ceremonies at its Merritt and Burnaby campuses, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology divvied up more than $30,000 in scholarships and bursaries between 40 of its students.
by Marius Auer | Jun 14, 2023
A series of partnerships between the provincial government and 13 public post-secondary institutions will increase the schools’ capacity for work-integrated learning experiences, including the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology’s co-op program.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 14, 2023
The Herald recently had a chance to catch up with Burt Bergmann, principal of Lower Nicola’s Nicola Canford Elementary School, to see the Traditional Calming Space on their school grounds, which has been in operation for about three years.
by Merritt Herald | Jun 9, 2023
New funding is available for First Nations across B.C. to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which became law in British Columbia at the end of 2019.
by Merritt Herald | May 31, 2023
The Nicola Valley Community Justice Service Society (NVCJSS) has moved to a new address at 1999 Garcia Street to increase their visibility and continue to offer their long-standing services.
by Marius Auer | May 30, 2023
The long anticipated unveiling of a new monument honouring First Nations veterans from the Nicola Valley took place in Shulus last weekend, with hundreds gathering to mark the occasion and pay tribute to those whose sacrifices often went unnoticed and unappreciated.