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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…

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Hawaiian Resistance to Mauna Kea Telescopes

Hawaiians have been resisting efforts to place telescopes in the summit of Mauna Kea, a sacred site. Below are some websites with more information about this resistance. Short Video: https://www.puuhuluhulu.com/learn/50-years-of-mismanaging-maunakea Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Maunakea from a telescope: The mountain is among the most sacred sites inHawaiian cosmology. By Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat  Jul 24, 2019,…

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BC’s Responsibility in the Uprooting of Japanese Canadians

A six-part series of articles by Dr. John Price in the Times Colonist of Victoria examining the role of the provincial government in the uprooting, detention, dispossession and exile of Japanese Canadians, 1941-1949. Righting a historical wrong https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/our-history-righting-a-historical-wrong-for-japanese-canadians-1.23996497 B.C. engineers a coup https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/our-history-after-pearl-harbor-province-lobbied-for-displacement-of-japanese-canadians-1.24002530 B.C. polices the camps https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/our-history-b-c-went-out-of-its-way-to-make-life-miserable-for-japanese-canadians-1.24010519 Punishing the children https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/our-history-young-people-paid-high-price-for-b-c-s-exile-of-japanese-canadians-1.24017522 Dispossession https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/dispossession-how-b-c-stole-the-lives-of-22-000-japanese-canadians-1.24023326 The Final Straw https://www.timescolonist.com/islander/the-final-straw-japanese-canadians-offered-an-impossible-choice-1.24030068

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