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Colten Boushie: A Final Exam We’re Flunking

New book details how, by August 2016, rural Saskatchewan had become a dangerous place for Indigenous people in general, and 22-year-old Colten Boushie in particular. The law was settler law, with no regard for Cree law. “A man’s yard is his castle” was a principle of white farmers, who endured theft and vandalism made easy in a region where police were far away. And they were prepared to defend themselves and their property. Source: Tyee | June 11, 2019

Sea Lice Plagues Return and Threat to Wild Salmon Increases

Major sea lice epidemics have erupted on Atlantic salmon fish farms on Vancouver Island’s west coast over the last three months, according to industry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and independent reports. Source: Tyee | June 11, 2019

‘Community animator’ grows food literacy in Surrey schools

When Lauren Bernardi first saw the job title “Community Animator – Surrey Regional Hub,” she didn’t quite know what to make of it. She said the name, for a position with Farm to School BC, began to make more sense once she actually started in the role. Source: Peace Arch News | June 4, 2019

B.C. government delays endangered caribou plan as herds dwindle

As the B.C. government announced on Thursday that consultations on a draft agreement to protect Peace region caribou have been extended for up to two years, a prominent Canadian scientist said a report that accompanied the announcement showed “extreme bias.”

The report, commissioned by the government and written by Blair Lekstrom, former South Peace Liberal MLA, effectively recommends that plans to protect and restore caribou habitat be jettisoned in favour of wolf culls, feeding and penning pregnant females. Source: Narwahl | June 21, 2019

Meet the scientists embracing traditional Indigenous knowledge

Jean Polfus is part of a growing movement of scientists who don’t just “consult” with Indigenous communities — they immerse themselves in them, learn from them, share knowledge and return something to the community in the process. The Dene call this mode of thinking “łeghágots’enetę,” translated to “learning together.” Source: Narwahl | June 20, 2019