New series on the Knowledge Network shows different side to how British Columbia became a province

‘The reason I wanted to be involved was because nothing has been done this expansive this deep within B.C. history.’


A series with new insights into how the province of British Columbia was formed is now airing on the website The Knowledge Network.

The four-part series features more than 70 interviews and 10,000 documents from the archives to help explore different issues and showcasing a vast array of perspectives on how B.C. came to be.

Producer Leena Minifie from the Gitxaala Nation says as an Indigenous person growing up, she wasn’t taught these issues in school.

“The reason I wanted to be involved was because nothing has been done this expansive this deep within B.C. history and inclusive,” she says. “I’m always looking into things that are a multi-narrative lens that’s actually how stories are made seeing everyone’s seat around the fire because everyone has a story to contribute and to add.”

British Columbia: An Untold Story made its premiere on the Knowledge Network on Oct. 12.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.