Chief Chris Moonias looks into Neskantaga’s water reservoir on Oct. 26, 2020. A week earlier, an oily sheen had been detected on the water forcing the water to be shut off and the entire community evacuated.

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting information about the performance of contractors working on First Nations infrastructure. “I’m keen to have as much data as possible. And if it’s helpful…

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Mural project in downtown Kelowna offering $10K to winning Indigenous artist

There’s a new opportunity available for Indigenous artists across Canada. The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Society (OIMAS) has launched the ‘Honouring our Stories’ artistic mural and beautification project, in partnership with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and Sncewips Heritage Museum. These three Okanagan-based organizations have come together to support a mural project, with a winning…