Clayton Lorne Green, residential school survivor, will receive the President's Medal from the First Nations University of Canada. He will graduate with a degree in social work and plans to use his degree to work toward healing and restoration.
Eugene Brave Rock, who plays "Chief" in the new Wonder Woman movie, was honoured with a headdress by the Blood Tribe. A special ceremony was held to present Brave Rock with the headdress and acknowledge his achievements in Hollywood.
Artwork by students of Kainai High School will be showcased until September 27, 2018. This artwork draws on the long tradition of art within Blackfoot culture and is a reflection of Kainai/Blood identity and culture in the 21st century.
Six Indigenous scholars reflect on the findings of the Truth and Reconcilian Commission, Indigenous rights, and Canada's 150th anniversary.
Statistics Canada has released a report showing that one-fourth of all female homicide victims in 2015 were Indigenous. This statistic is six times higher than that of non-Indigenous women. In addition, Indigenous women are disproportionately represented in the prison population.
Former commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Marie Wilson, is speaking about the effort to educate people about residential schools and the need for the commission.
The UN's World Heritage Committee has renewed demands for a review of the controversial Site C dam along with immediate action by the Canadian government to protect Wood Buffalo Park.
Two Indigenous leaders have been awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from the University of Calgary. The Doctor of Laws is bestowed upon those who deserve recognition due their achievements and community service.
Dr. Nadine Caron is an internationally renowned physician and surgeon who will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Fraser Valley. As an undergraduate, Caron played basketball for the university and credits her coaches for teaching her life skills.
Alberta Premiere, Rachel Notley, responded to questions about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion by stating that the project will move forward.
Ucluelet First Nation joins Huu-ay-aht Nation in adopting a living wage policy for employees of the First Nation government. This policy demonstrates the value of caring for each other and strenthening the economic health of the community.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has released an interim report with documentation of over 6,000 residential school deaths. Additional data was released in the interim report as well.
BC NDP leader John Horgan is urging BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald to halt work at Site C while a review is conducted. Horgan has expressed concern that irreparable harm could be done to the land and families could lose their homes if the project continues.
Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller took lessons to learn the Mohawk language and pay his respects to the First Nations people.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has encouraged Canadians to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month by reading a book by an Indigenous author this summer.
The National Human Rights Conference, held June 3, 2017, addressed the contemporary human rights issues including the global refugee crisis, the battle for equality for LGBTI communities around the world, and the need for reconciliation with Indigenous people in Canada.
Companies from around the world have appropriated Indigenous culture into their products. While Indigenous heritage is often seen as public domain, that is not the case.
As the hearings for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) national inquiry began, Frances Neumann spoke to commissioners about the murder of her sister-in-law, Mary Johns, by serial killer Gilbert Paul Jordan.