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Recent News from ACVI:

  • TODAY! ACVI and CCPA (BC Office) release Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting
    This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements. Co-authored by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O’Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the 80-page, illustrated booklet is being…
  • Black History Month (BCBHAS) Events
    February is Black History Month! The BC Black History Awareness Society has a great lineup of online events over the coming weeks. Check out the schedule here:
  • The Tyee: Analysis -The Racism behind Japanese Canadian Internment Can’t Be Forgotten
    When John Horgan talked about BC’s historic racism, he failed to mention Japanese Canadians. Here’s why it matters. Read the article on The Tyee Here! Article by Maryka Omatsu and John Price

Upcoming Events:

  • Whose Land Is It? Rethinking Sovereignty in British Columbia
    UVIC’S Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) presents a roundtable discussion based on Nick XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton and John Price’s forthcoming article “Whose Land Is It? Rethinking Sovereignty in British Columbia” (BC Studies 204, January 2020). Joining the authors for this discussion will be W̱SÁNEĆ Elder, Dr. John Elliot, and Professor Rebecca Johnson, Faculty of Law. Tuesday, January 14 11 am – 1 pm (light refreshments provided) Ceremonial Hall, First People’s House University of…
  • 2017 ACVI at BC Studies Conference
    Time: May 4-6, 2017 Location: Vancouver Island University “Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific” (ACVI) project invites students, scholars and community researchers to submit papers for a proposed edited volume on the theme of (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific. Papers related to the themes of culture and heritage, and cross-cultural relations with respect to fighting for justice, sports, food, fishing and forestry are particularly welcome.Papers chosen will be…