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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…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chinese Canadian Organizations Across Canada Launch “Fight COVID Racism” a Canada wide web platform for tracking and reporting anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada.

"Fight COVID Racism" Press Conference WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1PM - 2PM WHERE: Zoom Conference, Register here (https://bit.ly/2ZDKxfv) To combat the increasing anti-Asian racism, Chinese Canadian organizations across Canada launch Fight COVID Racism (www.covidracism.ca) a website dedicated to tracking and reporting anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada. Join to learn about the campaign and the webtool and get…

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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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Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) Wins Award

The BC Museum Association has awarded the Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project (CCAP) an outstanding achievement award for 2016. The Award of Merit, given for “an outstanding, innovative, or creative achievement in the museum, gallery, archives or heritage resource field in BC,” was presented last Thursday evening, at the Association’s annual conference’s Gala Reception and Dinner…

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