Isha Jules in Enderby, BC, at the mural painted to raise awareness that there are 3 missing women in the area since last year. The three women went missing within a month & a half of each other. Caitlin Potts, Ashley Simpson and Deanna Wertz all missing for 12-16 months now. All from within Splatsin First Nation and Secwepmeculu.
All settler comrades, friends and allies,
Elders and women from the Secwepemc nation are hosting a nation-wide
Secwepemc’ulecw Assembly on the land in June. The goals of the Assembly
are to discuss and take action under Secwepemc law against colonial
corporate development impacting Secwepemc’ulecw without Collective
Consent. Read the rest of this entry
‘Being able to be taught to do something my ancestors were doing — it’s like I’m following in their footsteps’
CBC News, March 8, 2017
The Little Shuswap Indian Band in B.C.’s Shuswap region is carving canoes for the first time in over 60 years.
The band partnered with the Okanagan Indian Band to relearn canoe-making skills and every day band members have been working on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake at Quaaout Lodge carving out two large canoes. Read the rest of this entry
Controversial $1.3-billion project has residents divided
By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, March 4, 2017
The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine south-west of Kamloops, B.C., after its months-long review of the project.
The decision could be an important upset for KGHM International, a subsidiary of Polish company KGHM Polska Miedźthat, which has been trying to push the controversial $1.3-billion project forward since 2006. Read the rest of this entry
On Wednesday January 11, 2017 at 11:00 PM, Arthur Manuel, our beloved father, grandfather, husband, brother, uncle, warrior, and teacher passed away. Arthur was one of our most determined and outspoken Secwepemc leaders and activists—a pillar in the resistance, known globally for his tireless advocacy for Indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination. He passed on into the spirit world surrounded by many generations of his loving family. Read the rest of this entry
Manuel was former Chief of Neskonlith Indian Band, chair of Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
CBC News, January 12, 2017
A widely respected Indigenous leader and activist from the Secwepemc Nation has died. Arthur Manuel was 66-years-old.
The son of the late George Manuel, who founded the National Indian Brotherhood — precursor to the Assembly of First Nations — Arthur Manuel entered the world of Indigenous politics in the 1970s, as president of the Native Youth Association. Read the rest of this entry
Simpcw forced from from Tête Jaune Cache to a reserve in Chu Chua, 300 kilometers away
By Andrew Kurjata, Jenifer Norwell, CBC News, August 12, 2016
The Simpcw First Nation are making a symbolic return to their traditional land in Tête Jaune Cache this weekend — marking 100 years since they were forced to leave.
“The settlers, the miners, in those days had very racist kind of ideas about First Nations people,” said chief Nathan Matthew of the relocation.
“And they just didn’t want First Nations people around there, sort of getting in the way of the settlement of the land or the use of the resources.” Read the rest of this entry