Marnie, a homeless woman who was loved by the executive director and staff at the Atira Women's Resource Society, overdosed and died in 2016.
Officials from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry commission say they were advised that the summer months would be a bad time to conduct hearings with family members. However, family members disagree with this decision.
The Heiltsuk Nation has worked for a tanker ban for many years. Now, legistlation has been introduced that would formalize an oil tanker moratorium along the north coast. This law will help protect the lands and waters of the Heiltsuk Nation.
Tania Dick, a nurse who will soon become the first Indigenous president of a British Columbia nursing association, followed in the footsteps of her mother, who was an activist and nurse.
Spokesperson for Protecting Canadian Children, Velvet Martin, believes that recent additions to the all-party panel on child intervention are not sufficient to deal with the issue.
Danette Burden pursued a career as a carpenter before becoming an carpentry instructor for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). Through her postition as an apprenticeship instructor, she is able to help other Indigenous women find careers as carpenters.
After the hearing set for May 29, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will not hear from families and loved ones until the fall.
The recent election in British Columbia resulted in the election of four Indigenous candidates.
A fourth teenage girl who was living in a group home around 500 miles from her home died on May 4. Chiefs in Ontario have passed a resolution demanding an inquest into the disparity between the care provided for kids who live on-reserve versus those from non-First Nations communities.
With formal hearings set to begin on May 29, the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is providing few details about the process moving forward, leaving First Nations families and loved ones concerned.
The Squamish Nation in British Columbia relies on salmon returns each year to uphold a long tradition of distributing fresh fish to its people each August. Due to low returns in recent years, leaders of the Squamish Nation decided to can frozen, surplus salmon for distribution.
The government of Ontario does not keep track of the number of children it places into group homes. Since October, three youth have died while in group homes.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is working with authorities in British Columbia to begin collecting data about the number of Indigenous deaths due to fentanyl overdoses.
Canadian universities are starting to understand the value of Indigenous knowledge, especially in the field of science. Marlee and Valerie Willier, 18-year-old Indigenous twin sisters, are planning to attend university to become scientists.
Students at Esquimalt High School are participating in a land-based learning class. This class gets students out of the classroom and onto the farm, where they learn new skills and how to connect with their culture.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) recently hired new CEO Derek Nighbor, who is focused on working with Indigenous communities and youth to promote the forestry industry. The Candadian forestry industry is admired around the world for its environmental reputation.
Grand River First Nation, along with 120 other First Nations, has a signed a treaty alliance to oppose the expansion of oil sands and pipelines across North America. Many First Nations are looking to implement clean energy alternatives.
Treaty 8 First Nations in British Columbia have a legal right to be involved in projects such as the Site C dam and are asking if proper consultations have been conducted between BC Hydro and First Nations.