The Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla First Nations have agreed to serve on a committee, alongside the B.C. and federal governments, to oversee the environmental impact of of the proposed Pacific Northwest Liquified Natural Gas project.
After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its report, a number of Canadian cities declared a Year of Reconciliation to begin working towards the commission's calls to action. Two years on, this article assesses how well they're doing.
The Nuuchatlaht First Nation on Vancouver Island has filed a case in B.C. Supreme Court, requesting recognition of its right and title to traditional lands. The nation has hired the same legal team that successfully sued for Aboriginal title on behalf of the Tsilhqot'in First Nation in 2014.
British Columbia's Coldwater, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations announced plans to take legal actions against the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, which was recently approved by the federal government.
After the success of 2016's World Indigenous Basketball Challenge, the Skidegate Saints will again be hosting teams from around the world for a tournament in August. In addition to the 16-team men's tournament, the second tournament will also feature a four-team women's division.
Two Gitxsan Nation hereditary chiefs have filed a judicial review of the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal project that has been approved for construction near Prince Rupert. The chiefs claim that the construction of the terminal would violate their Aboriginal fishing rights.
Following the federal government's approval of the Transmountain pipeline expansion project, Kinder Morgan has begun holding information sessions in affected communities. The first session, in Coquitlam, was met by a group of protestors who object to the pipeline project.
The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, along with the Assembly of First Nations, has filed a motion with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, asking that the federal government be declared non-compliant with the Tribunal's ruling from a year ago.
Kwakwaka’wakw artist Sonny Assu's work is featured in the Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit "We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr." The exhibit features pieces in which Assu dialogues with the paintings of Carr to challenge the narrative of vanishing Indigenous culture that she
The Yale First Nation has partnered with construction company Britco to replace failing on-reserve housing stock with modular "Passive Houses." The Passive House standard is the highest recognized level of energy efficiency in home-building, which will mean that the new buildings will increase th
The environmental groups Ecojustic, Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation have filed a suit to reverse the federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, arguing that the National Energy Board did not sufficiently consider the pipeline's impact on B.C.'s southern resident o
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a national reconciliation council to oversee implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 recommendations. The creationg of the council itself was one of those recommendations.