The Mainlander is an online publication covering local politics and social issues on unceded Indigenous territory belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Stó:lo and Tsleil-Waututh nations. The purpose of the Mainlander Writing Society is to support the publication of essays, news, analysis, and investigative features. Our work aims to serve the following roles: provide historical context for breaking news and events as they unfold; unpack political discourse and provide background information needed to hold politicians accountable; present facts that may help social movements and others involved in progressive politics; translate complex, and often misleading, municipal and legislative documents and policies. We aim to be a cornerstone for social movements and political debates in Vancouver. The Mainlander operates through the Mainlander Writing Society, which is a registered non-profit society. We do not accept funding from real estate developers or other corporate interests, freeing us to speak about developers, ruling interests and political parties.
Tintin Yang, Vince Tao, Ryan Sudds, Caitlin Shane, Andrei Mihailiuk, Rachel Naiberg, Jess Gut, Ben Ger, Hannah Dempsey, Nathan Crompton, Isak Boyd, Molly Beatrice, Aaron Bailey
Territory | The land on which we work has never been surrendered. This means that most of BC, including Metro Vancouver, remains unceded Indigenous lands. The settler colony of British Columbia was created using multiple forms of violence and dispossession, which structure our society and create lasting injustices that persist in the present. We acknowledge that today new and pernicious forms of colonial violence and dispossession continue to be perpetrated and actively created by corporations, the state, other organizations and individuals.