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CTV News: Reconciliation project asks B.C. residents to pay ‘rent’ to live on traditional First Nations lands

2021-12-07T10:55:48-08:00

We’ve just recently been featured on CTV Vancouver Island. They’ve also done a follow-up article here:

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/reconciliation-project-asks-b-c-residents-to-pay-rent-to-live-on-traditional-first-nations-lands-1.5611586?fbclid=IwAR02tSWfwNsC50EYm7M3217lyp7fwPcmPtUH1fqYc2J3Kv1owBebKG2-Y2Y

CTV News: Reconciliation project asks B.C. residents to pay ‘rent’ to live on traditional First Nations lands2021-12-07T10:55:48-08:00

Douglas Magazine:

2021-12-07T11:54:33-08:00

“Reciprocity is all about making recognition of Indigenous land rights more meaningful and real by making connections between home owners, business owners or renters and the Indigenous Nations whose lands we live, work and play on.”

Read more about what Douglas Magazine is saying about us here: https://www.douglasmagazine.com/reciprocity-connects-helps-businesses-meaningfully-recognize-indigenous-lands/

Douglas Magazine:2021-12-07T11:54:33-08:00

Fernwood NRG: Orange shirts, reciprocity, and ­decolonizing our backyards

2021-12-07T10:54:14-08:00
“The same system that put Indigenous kids into residential schools took ­Indigenous land and divided it up into thousands of little private lots that make up ­Victoria today. Orange shirts and words of ­acknowledgement are good, but shouldn’t we do something about our own ­backyards?” ~ Craig Candler
Thanks Fernwood NRG for offering your platform to help get the word out about Reciprocity Trusts! #yyj #fernwood #decolonizeyourbackyard
Fernwood NRG: Orange shirts, reciprocity, and ­decolonizing our backyards2021-12-07T10:54:14-08:00

Georgia Straight Article: David Suzuki: Reparation, land, and justice for Indigenous Peoples is long overdue

2021-12-07T10:53:37-08:00
Our deep thanks to the one and only David Suzuki for featuring us in his latest article.
“One recent initiative on southern Vancouver Island aims to start decolonizing by creating a forum for businesses and homeowners to make voluntary payments—equal to one percent of private property taxes a month—to the First Nations whose traditional territories they’re in. The Reciprocity initiative is about creating a way to connect people, return wealth, and make territorial recognition tangible. It aims to change the culture of private property and the way people think about home, in Canada and beyond.” See link below:
Georgia Straight Article: David Suzuki: Reparation, land, and justice for Indigenous Peoples is long overdue2021-12-07T10:53:37-08:00

Vancouver Sun Article: Reciprocity is a means of reconciliation in action, B.C. anthropologist says

2021-12-07T10:48:15-08:00
Our thanks to the The Vancouver Sun for this story on Reciprocity Trusts!
“When Craig Candler purchased a home in the Esquimalt area in 2004, he wanted to find a way to recognize, and honour, the Indigenous land he would be raising his family on.
Now he wants to put recognition into action through Reciprocity Trusts, a new social enterprise that offers renters and homeowners on Vancouver Island a chance to make voluntary, tax-deductible payments to a trust, that will distribute the funds to participating local Indigenous Nations. Participating Nations will make their own decisions on how the funds will be allocated, and will report back annually, said Candler.”
Take a read and find out more about Reciprocity Trusts in the article below:
Vancouver Sun Article: Reciprocity is a means of reconciliation in action, B.C. anthropologist says2021-12-07T10:48:15-08:00