Today is the national First Nations day of action, and there is certainly lots going on. Much of what makes the news will be the more dramatic events, blockades and protests. But here are some things friends of mine are up to that tells the story of what is happening away from the headlines across Aboriginal Canada:
- On the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the Gwa’Sala-Nakwaxda’xw communities are doing some cool stuff to record their history with the help of their kids.
- Elsewhere on Vancouver Island, if you didn’t yet see the video from VIATT’s celebration on June 8, you can view it here. You can also view a video of VIATT’s reason for being.
- CBC has a new look and they have an Aboriginal news portal which is pretty cool.
- Meanwhile, my friend Kim Baird is hoping her community, the Tsawwassen First Nation will become the first to sign a treaty this summer in the BC treaty process..