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Mina Kerr-Lazenby, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr-Lazenby, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Mina Kerr-Lazenby is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the North Shore News who covers Indigenous matters and civic affairs.

Mina writes and researches stories that recognize the history, culture and traditions of First Nations communities, in particular the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, who reside here on the North Shore.

As a big believer in "a person can be two things at once," Mina is just as invested in the hard news as she is the arts, pop culture, and the odd stuff, and so welcomes tips and questions on the whole gamut.

Email
MKerrLazenby@nsnews.com

Recent Work by Mina

Census data provides unprecedented insight into Squamish Nation community

Census data provides unprecedented insight into Squamish Nation community

The annually collated data will be used to track the evolution of the Squamish Nation’s viewpoints on housing, education, health and culture
Why was this chopped up totem pole discarded in a North Vancouver park?

Why was this chopped up totem pole discarded in a North Vancouver park?

The mysterious discovery of an axed totem pole in Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park left one North Vancouver woman with questions
Drama series featuring Squamish Nation actor breaks representation boundaries

Drama series featuring Squamish Nation actor breaks representation boundaries

This unlikely rom-com isn’t your average boy meets girl story
We Come From This Land chronicles the Squamish People’s long and eventful history

We Come From This Land chronicles the Squamish People’s long and eventful history

The book, released this January, draws from in-depth research and stories from Squamish Elders
Four cougars spotted hanging out in Deep Cove backyard

Four cougars spotted hanging out in Deep Cove backyard

The four cougars, assumed to be a mother and her kittens, skulked across a North Vancouver resident's backyard before hopping over her garden fence.
Documentary chronicles the power of B.C.'s Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program

Documentary chronicles the power of B.C.'s Indigenous Youth Mountain Bike Program

Dirt Relations, making its world premier in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, explores the connection between mountain biking, reconciliation and healing.
North Shore News film festival announces full lineup

North Shore News film festival announces full lineup

More than 20 films celebrating North Vancouver, West Van and Sea to Sky talent will be showcased at the inaugural Coast Mountain Film Festival, running March 29-April 18
For Better or For Worse comic artist Lynn Johnston ventures into kids books

For Better or For Worse comic artist Lynn Johnston ventures into kids books

Famed North Vancouver cartoonist Lynn Johnston’s new series of kids books follow the adventures of 9-year-old Timothy Bot
Invictus Games 2025 unveils Indigenous design

Invictus Games 2025 unveils Indigenous design

The visual identity for the 2025 games was a creative collaboration between the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam and Lil’wat Nations
Travelling Witness Blanket artwork on display at West Vancouver library

Travelling Witness Blanket artwork on display at West Vancouver library

The monumental piece by Victoria artist Carey Newman will be on display at West Vancouver Memorial Library until March 10
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