Stz'uminus First Nation member John Marston is one of three Coast Salish artists whose work was selected to adorn BC Ferries' new Salish class vessels, expected to go into service during the summer of 2017.
The Lower Nicola Indian Band has installed 330 solar panels to power their community school and feed back into the local electricity grid. “Us installing the panels and having renewable energy at our school and in our community is something that really reflects our values as indigenous peop
The BC Assembly of First Nations has signed a memorandum of understanding with the BC Business Council around an economic development partnership that would work towards a remedy to the negative economic and social outcomes faced by First Nations in BC.
Leaders of the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw First Nation sailed to Vancouver on a vessel owned by the Sea Shepherd Society, to continue spreading the word of their fight against fish farms on their traditional territory.
Water advocacy group, Keepers of the Water, staged an event in Edmonton to pledge their support to the court fight against the construction of the Site C dam in B.C. Representatives of the group are driving from Fort St.
The Stz'uminus First Nation has started construction on a new town in the community of Oyster Bay. When completed, this first phase of construction will include retail and office buildings, a gas station, hotel, and residential area.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a report on child poverty rates in Canada. Based on data from the 2011 National Household Survery, the study shows that aboriginal children living on reserve have by far the highest rate of poverty of all groups in the country.
A new federal study shows that the number of Indigenous people in Canadian homeless shelters far outstrips their representaiton in the general population. The study is the first time federal researchers have focused on the numbers of specific groups within shelter populations
National Energy Board hearings on TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline have been suspended after protestors interrupted their proceedings. The mayor of Montreal, where the hearings were taking place, has raised concerns over conflicts of interest among the panel members.
Survivors of the Sixties Scoop — in which 16,000 First Nations children in Ontario were removed from their families and placed in non-Native homes — gathered at the Osgoode Hall law courts in Toronto for a rally in advance of a one-day court hearing.
Four indigenous protestors from the community of Ahousaht were arrested by the RCMP after they attempted to prevent employees at the Dixon Bay farm from restocking a previously closed salmon farm. No charges were laid, and the four were subsequently released.
In the wake of the shooting death of 22-year-old Coulten Boushie in Saskatchewan, and the outpouring of hateful online comments that followed, Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for the strengthening of hate speech laws.