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First Nation leader fights racism with artwork

Stuart Pagaduan, an elected councillor of the Cowichan Tribes First Nation, decided to create an image to stand up to racism towards his community after it was transparent in releasing information about COVID-19 cases.

Instead of words, Pagaduan decided to create a colourful image of a fist with an eagle that reads “I Stand With Cowichan Tribes.”

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The list of fireable offences has grown thanks to COVID-19

Like politicians and other high-profile individuals who have recently been caught travelling in defiance of regional health orders, rank and file employees are now facing career consequences for risky behaviour that would otherwise go unnoticed.

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