Rebecca Dyok, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 highlights lack of connectivity in First Nations communities

Many don’t have access required to utilize online platforms, says First Nations Technology Council

Celebrations continue for Tsilhqot’in Nation after court victory against Taskeo Mines Ltd.

Supreme Court of Canada upholds 2014 decision rejecting New Prosperity mine on May 14, 2020

New music video sheds light on Chilcotin War of 1864

The neo-folk song and video has been released by Marv Machura

Canada’s top court dismisses Taseko’s appeal on New Prosperity mine rejection

Tsilhqot’in Nation says it is celebrating the decision

Rosie Seymour Powwow cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19

The 15th annual powwow was scheduled for June 19-21

Temporary bridge being installed at Tsq’Escen Road near 100 Mile House

Tsq’escen’ Chief Helen Henderson says the rising waters and its levels were proving to be too much

Tsq’escenemc praying for water levels to soon recede in South Cariboo

A secondary back road has been upgraded for traffic

Visitor checkpoints still active at Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation south of Williams Lake

Chief Patrick Harry advises people to cancel their travel plans to the area due to COVID-19

Aerial photos shows flooding at Tsq’escenemc (Canim Lake) main reserve

The photos were captured by aerial photographer and owner of Canim Lake General Store, Robert Brunet on April 30

Esk’etemc store and café slated for renovations starting mid-May

The project is one of ten economic development projects throughout the NDIT

Canim Lake Band impacted by rising flood waters

Leadership also challenged by COVID-19 pandemic

Xeni Gwet’in First Nation head into second 14-day lockdown to protect from COVID-19

The lockdown comes after COVID-19 exposure confirmed at neighbouring community