Alexandra Mehl, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Ha-Shilth-Sa


Victoria gets its first culturally supportive housing for Indigenous youth

The six-bedroom home, which includes a smokehouse, a native plant garden and a greenhouse, will help youth transition out of foster care


"She won for all of us": Lily Gladstone's historic win inspires Indigenous actors and students on the Island

Blackfeet actress's performance in Killers of the Flower Moon, and her Golden Globe for it, sends a message to Nuu-chah-nulh performers and youth

Vancouver Island

Cameron Bluffs wildfire changed soil conditions, says ministry after Christmas closure

Latest Highway 4 interruption reignites interest in a long-term reliable detour to keep Alberni connected


Indigenous organizations push to alleviate housing crisis, as full-time workers use local homeless shelter

Victoria Native Friendship Centre says that rising housing instability exacerbates other challenges Indigenous people are trying to navigate