Rylie ‘Coyote’ Marchand: From ballet slippers to MMA champion

13 May

Rylie ‘Coyote’ Marchand is a force to be reckoned with. The 18-year-old from the Okanagan Nation, is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and the reigning female Canadian MMA amateur champion.  She won in April of 2019, when she was 17, making her the youngest woman in Canada to hold that title. Marchand got into […]

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First Nations seek data sovereignty amid COVID-19

13 May

A councillor for the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) says the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for better access to data related to health in First Nation communities.  “The chiefs are asking, well ‘why, why can’t we see all the data?’” says Allan Louis who is also a board member for the Interior Health Authority. […]

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