In The News | Feb 1-5

Each week, we feature a few articles about Indigenous news, issues and initiatives with a local, national and global focus.

For the week of February 1-5, 2021,




Events & Opportunities

  • Are you a B.C. First Nations youth between the ages of 18-30 who wants to become fluent in your language while pursuing a career in language revitalization? Apply for the First Peoples’ Cultural Council’s Youth Empowered Speakers (YES) Program. Application Deadline is Feb 8.
  • February is Black History Month, an opportunity for a focused, intentional, and elevated reflection and recognition of Black history and achievement. Click here for what’s happening at UBC.
  • On February 25th, join Dallas Hunt, David Gaertner, Karyn Recollet and moderator Lisa Jackson for a Roundable discussion. In this roundtable discussion, panelists will take up Indigenous futurisms—the projection of Indigenous peoples into imagined futures—within the contexts of the “apocalypse.” Looking specifically toward cultural and political resurgence, they will discuss representations of the apocalypse in Indigenous literature, film, and new media while tracing out the practices of care and compassion that will sustain us in the age of the postapocalyptic. Learn more and RSVP here.
  • Join the Sunshine Coast Arts Council for the Literary Reading Series featuring a reading from Joshua Whitehead. The free, virtual event will take place on Saturday, February 6 from 7-10pm (PST).