February 27, 2020

A place to be ourselves

Terre Chartrand’s youth program, in part, aims to revitalize Indigenous and pre-colonial histories of the Region of Waterloo.

Woodstock woman loads her hearse with donations for the homeless

Woodstock woman Celina Myers is aiming to stuff her hearse with 50 backpacks filled with supplies for homeless people in the area, and then do it again as many times as she can. “Please help me fill the back of my hearse with love! Hearses may be used in the funeral industry but let us re purpose mine and make it a shuttle to help those going through a hard … Continued

VIDEO: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre celebrates 16th annual powwow

Rain or shine, the powwow goes on.  The Indigenous Student Centre in Waterloo hosted its annual powwow under threatening skies and misty rain.  The weather didn’t stop the many dancers and spectators from attending the cultural event, including Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, who danced in Grand Entry opening ceremonies. Recent funding from the city and commitment to working together with the local Indigenous community has given the event a more … Continued

Local Green Party candidates apologize to Indigenous community members

With the federal election looming, local Green Party candidates Stephanie Goertz and Kirsten Wright came under fire last week, after a Facebook invitation was sent out to attend workshops, including “Traditional First Nations Pouch Making with the Green Party.” An apology was sent to followers of the post by Wright on behalf of the two candidates. “Someone helping with Stephanie’s social media put up posts about events Christine was running … Continued

Solidarity gathering held in Waterloo

Hundreds of protesters gathered in peaceful support of the Wet’suwet’en land protectors in Northern British Columbia following actions by police on Jan. 7.