Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett addressed the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly this week.
The Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Centre is incorporating Mi'kmaq traditions into their healing for patients with mental health issues and addictions. Smudging and sweat lodges are part of this process, along with talking circles.
After aging out of BC's youth in care system, Ruby Barclay attended Vancouver Island University. She did not have a support system in place to help her make the transition. Last spring, Barclay finished the requirements for her Child and Youth Care degree.
Kingfisher Lake is a remote community located about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay with no road access. The Wataynikaneyap Power Project is providing training that will bring jobs to an area with an unemployment rate seven times the national average.
LNG Canada is building the largest private-sector investment project in Canadian history at Kitimat, BC. The $40 billion project was approved in October.
Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation, has filed a court injunction application stating that progress has been impeded on its pipeline project.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) intends to partner with Indigenous Services Canada Minister Jane Philpott and leaders of the Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and Métis Nation to co-develop legislation that will benefit First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children and families.
The Squamish First Nation has approved a benefits agreement with Woodfibre LNG in which the First Nation would receive over $225 million in cash over 40 years. The Squamish First Nation's council voted eight to six to support the project.
Information sessions to help members of the Sixties Scoop settlement receive compensation will be held across Canada in December. The sessions are to help members understand the process of filing a claim. Members don't need to pay for a lawyer to get help completing the documents.
A map outlining the Metis Nation homeland has been met with controversy by both the Metis and First Nations.
Seymour River, located on the North Shore's Capilano reserve in Squamish Nation territory, keeps rising. The higher water levels are the result of the warming climate. Chris Lewis, a spokesperson for the Squamish Nation, is concerned about the salmon that spawn there.
The True, Lasting Reconciliation report, a joint effort of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has been released.
Patricia Dawn, who is Cree, founded the Red Willow Womyn’s Society in 2008.
Three Indigenous women filed actions against Robert Riley Saunders in BC Supreme Court last week, bringing the total to five. The three women claim to have been made homeless due to Saunders' actions and placed in situations were they were exposed to drugs and sexual exploitation.
Matthew Jefferson, whose aunt Frances Brown went missing over a year ago, has been walking across Canada since June to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Two First Nations leaders representing the Fraser Valley's Sto:lo Tribal Council expressed concerns to the National Energy Board about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.
The British Columbia government has approved funding for housing both on and off reserve for the first time.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Justice Murray Sinclair has called for a national investigation into the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during their time at residential schools.