29 Apr 2013
Longtime Tsawwassen First Nation chief Kim Baird is moving on following her election defeat early in April to Bryce Williams.
“I have decided to do some consulting for now, until I sort out what really interests me,” Baird said on her web site on April 28. “It doesn’t seem to take long to fill my dance card, so to speak."
02 Apr 2013
UPDATED – A meeting of community leaders on April 3 began to calm the waters over a controversial letter that appeared in a Nanaimo newspaper last week with similar gatherings planned including a public forum on May 9. Vancouver Island University has played a lead role in the peace-making.
In the old days (like this time last week) if you put the letters NDN into your search bar or tried to find #NDN via Twitter, Reddit or even YouTube, you would find plenty of links and posts about Indians or First Nations. But since March 27, NDN has a whole new meaning. That is because, on that day, the Nanaimo Daily News (NDN… geddit?) printed a letter on its opinion pages titled ‘Educate First Nations to be modern citizens’. It did not take long for the letter, and the newspaper, to be called a number of things ranging from ‘highly ignorant’ to blatantly racist’.