The provincial government has announced the commencement of construction for a “fibre-to-the-home” project which will bring high-speed fibre internet from Telus to a number of rural Indigenous communities, including in nearby Quilchena.
by Izaiah Reyes | Feb 1, 2023
The Upper Nicola Band’s Cultural Heritage Department is on its eighth year of releasing burrowing owls into the wild.
by Marius Auer | Dec 21, 2022
Shackan Indian Chief Arnold Lampreau will remain in his position after an application for his removal was denied by an independent arbitrator.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 19, 2022
On Monday, December 19, Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society (SCFSS) will hold their monthly Women’s Group meeting.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 16, 2022
The First Nations Drinking Water Settlement announces that its open claims period has now been extended to March 7, 2023.
by Izaiah Reyes | Dec 12, 2022
Beginning on Monday, December 5, and running through until Tuesday, December 20, SCFSS will be giving away prizes to one lucky participant each day.
by Marius Auer | Dec 7, 2022
Merritt’s own Aboriginal Head Start program participated in the province-wide open house initiative this past weekend, welcoming residents of the Nicola Valley in to learn more about their programs and approach to early childhood education.
by Marius Auer | Nov 29, 2022
The Shackan Indian Band has received an application from its membership seeking the removal of Chief Arnold Lampereau, citing the Chief allegedly violating his oath of office. The application, presented by former Shackan Chief Percy Joe, will go to arbitration on December 12, 2022.
by Marius Auer | Nov 17, 2022
The Nicola Valley First Nations Veterans (NVFNV) annual Remembrance Day ceremony was back this year after a two year hiatus, and saw participants gather at the Anglican Church in Shulus before parading to the Catholic Church for the official ceremony.
by Marius Auer | Nov 16, 2022
With winter just around the corner, and snow already covering the Nicola Valley, a number of local organizations gathered to distribute donated winter clothing to at-risk and in need individuals in the community.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 15, 2022
British Columbia is changing provincial legislation to give Indigenous peoples jurisdiction over their own child and family services. The change makes B.C. the leading province in Canada to recognize this inherent Indigenous right within provincial legislation.
by Marius Auer | Nov 10, 2022
The NVFNV annual Remembrance Day ceremony is back this year after a two year hiatus, and will see participants gather at the Anglican Church in Shulus before parading to the Catholic Church, which is the site of the current monument.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 3, 2022
The Lower Nicola Indian Band (LNIB) announced that, effective October 14, 2022, it has become the owner of Tunkwa Lake Resort Ltd.
by Izaiah Reyes | Nov 2, 2022
British Columbia is changing provincial legislation to give Indigenous Peoples jurisdiction over their own child and family services. The change makes B.C. the leading province in Canada to recognize this inherent Indigenous right within provincial legislation.
by Marius Auer | Oct 31, 2022
Voters re-elected all incumbents in a crowded field of candidates, including 18 for council and three for Chief. Stuart Jackson won another term as chief, while incumbent Councillors William Bose, Connie Joe, William Sandy, Lucinda Seward, and Robin Humphrey also secured another three year mandate.
by Marius Auer | Oct 28, 2022
Multiple Indigenous Cents alumni were present, and the proceedings included drumming, speeches, and a ceremonial puck drop.