Volunteers for Indigenous Climate Action, a grassroots organization, are developing a tool kit for Indigenous communities to use to address climate change. They are seeking input from Indigenous communities to include in the tool kit.
Frontier College will offer free literacy camps during the summer to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children ages five to 15. The camps were started over 10 years ago as way to reduce summer learning loss.
Last year, the Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the federal government had discriminated against First Nations children by underfunding child welfare services on reserve. The government has been slow to make suggested changes, resulting in three compliance orders from the tribunal since 2016.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the building at 100 Wellington Street in the National Capital Region, will serve as a space for Indigenous people. This building is offered in the spirit of reconciliation to provide Indigenous people with a voice in government.
A report filed by the Human Rights Watch details abuse by police against Indigenous women. After interviews with more than 60 women, the Human Rights Watch determined that the abuse is not contained to one area, but instead is widespread and systemic.
Governor General David Johnston has apologized for a comment he made during an interview with CBC Radio's The House in which he said Indigenous people are immigrants to Canada. He made the apology during a speech at a ceremony to honour Indigenous leaders.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and advocate for First Nations children, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Winnipeg.
The City of Vancouver has formally acknowledged the sacrifice of First Nations families who saved the lives of Vancouverites during the Great Fire of 1886. The fire devasted the city, killing dozens of citizens and leaving only three out of 1000 building standing.
Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, and Mélanie Joly, the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, are the creators of an Indigenous Languages Act. They have developed this agreement to protect and maintain Indigenous languages.
Chantale Courcy, former director of operations for the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls inquiry commission, has left the commission to accept a promotion within the Federal government. Courcy is the fourth staff member to resign.