On April 1, a long anticipated totem pole was raised near UBC—a totem pole made to immortalize the memory and experiences of Indigenous children who lived through the residential school experience.
The sesquicentennial celebrations around the nation will have an emphasis on the local First Nations, Inuit, and Metis cultures of each region.
“Family structures are key building blocks for healthy societies … What else has been taken from us?”
“And the native people started getting kind of testy when we asked them for their food, and their blankets, and more tents, and heaters, and sweaters, and water, and like, aren’t they supposed to be all about sharing, or whatever? It’s not all about them.”
Over the weekend, the police sprayed protesters with pepper spray, rubber bullets, and freezing water.