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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.

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Recent Work by Mina

A pedestrianized Gastown reopens with nods to Indigenous history

A pedestrianized Gastown reopens with nods to Indigenous history

Signs share the history of the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations while First Nations art decorates the car-free area
North Vancouver park ranger catches tree cutters red handed in Lynn Canyon

North Vancouver park ranger catches tree cutters red handed in Lynn Canyon

The two had been attempting to remove the tree to make way for cliff jumping.
North Van RCMP seek help following fatal fall from overpass

North Van RCMP seek help following fatal fall from overpass

Police are seeking potential witnesses or dash cam footage from anyone driving or walking on West Second Street on Sunday, June 23
Museum of Anthropology at UBC reopens as a place for lively learning

Museum of Anthropology at UBC reopens as a place for lively learning

The upgraded museum has ushered in new ways for local First Nations to reconnect with its pieces, says curator of Indigenous engagement Damara Jacobs-Petersen of the Squamish Nation
Squamish Nation welcomes Lime bikes to reserve land

Squamish Nation welcomes Lime bikes to reserve land

A partnership between the Nation and the rental e-bike company, the first of its kind in Canada, will see a fleet of green bicycles deployed on reserve land
Man charged with attempted murder following Deep Cove knife attack

Man charged with attempted murder following Deep Cove knife attack

North Vancouver RCMP say a man attacked a stranger and damaged cars with a knife in broad daylight
North Vancouver's Mosquito Creek Marina empties as eviction date looms

North Vancouver's Mosquito Creek Marina empties as eviction date looms

Boat owners mooring at the North Van marina will have to remove their vessels by May 31, or risk losing their assets.
Commemorating murdered and missing Indigenous women this Red Dress Day

Commemorating murdered and missing Indigenous women this Red Dress Day

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Charlene Aleck calls for honour and acknowledgement this May 5.
Watch: Woman helps duck family waddle through West Van traffic

Watch: Woman helps duck family waddle through West Van traffic

The woman led the mother duck and her flock of babies across roads, highways and train tracks to get them to safety at the Ambleside Park duck pond.
North Van exhibition pays ode to Vancouver prop house

North Van exhibition pays ode to Vancouver prop house

The disappearing Mount Pleasant Furniture has over one million collectibles and artifacts used in Vancouver-shot tv and film
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