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Charlie Carey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Charlie Carey, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Charlie Carey (they/them) is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter covering Indigenous and civic affairs at the North Shore News. A graduate of RMIT University and Langara College’s certificate of journalism program, Charlie was previously an editor/reporter at CityNews Vancouver and a Read-Mercer Fellowship recipient.

A settler of British ancestry on both their mother’s and father’s side, Charlie grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and immigrated to Vancouver in 2015. They are grateful to be an uninvited guest on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territories. When not reporting, Charlie can be found camping, drinking coffee, looking for whales, and smearing Vegemite on toast.

Follow Charlie on Twitter at @careycharlie_

Recent Work by Charlie

Vancouver Canada Day event celebrates local First Nations ‘in spirit of reconciliation’

Vancouver Canada Day event celebrates local First Nations ‘in spirit of reconciliation’

Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations are leading the Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place this week.
Massive waits as BC Ferries cancels sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay Thursday

Massive waits as BC Ferries cancels sailings between Horseshoe Bay and Departure Bay Thursday

BC Ferries is urging customers who had plans to travel to reschedule as eight sailings have been cancelled Thursday (June 30).
Indigenous artifacts found during Horseshoe Bay Park redevelopment

Indigenous artifacts found during Horseshoe Bay Park redevelopment

Arrowheads and lithics have been found at the Horseshoe Bay site which was once a seasonal use fishing village used by host First Nations.
ICBC launches summer road checks ahead of Canada Day long weekend

ICBC launches summer road checks ahead of Canada Day long weekend

ICBC is reminding drivers of the risks of driving impaired this summer as they launch CounterAttack.
St. Paul’s Residential School Memorial refurbishment complete

St. Paul’s Residential School Memorial refurbishment complete

The carving that memorializes the Indigenous children that were taken from their families and sent to St. Paul's Residential School was re-erected in a ceremony last week.
New Coast Salish stories adorn MONOVA's windows

New Coast Salish stories adorn MONOVA's windows

On Sunday (June 26), the Museum of North Vancouver is inviting people to attend a Detachment Ceremony with the artists who created its latest public art piece.
Honouring reconciliation: Squamish Nation Elders present storytelling to mark Indigenous Peoples Day

Honouring reconciliation: Squamish Nation Elders present storytelling to mark Indigenous Peoples Day

Squamish Public Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library are teaming up to present storytelling by síiyuxwa7 (Elders) this month.
Budding Tsleil-Waututh artist creates logo for UN Association in Canada

Budding Tsleil-Waututh artist creates logo for UN Association in Canada

Thirteen-year-old Gordie Dick's logo will feature prominently at events to celebrate World Environment Day and the UN Environment Programme.
One charged after weekend shooting at Squamish Nation community of X̱wemelch’stn

One charged after weekend shooting at Squamish Nation community of X̱wemelch’stn

A Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) member was injured in an early morning shooting at X̱wemelch’stn Saturday (May 14).
Indigenous CapU film students head to Cannes Film Fest

Indigenous CapU film students head to Cannes Film Fest

Six Indigenous students from Capilano University's FILMBA and IDA programs will head to France this month.