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.
Proposals for repurposing the former US embassy building in Ottawa include a centre spotlighting the "culture, achievements and the prominent role" of Canada's indigenous peoples. The heritage building across from Parliament Hill has been empty since 1999.
A group of protestors consisting of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society and their supporters occupied the downtown Vancouver offices of mining firm Imperial Metals following the two-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mining disaster.
The Ontario government has hired Wataynikaneyap Power to connect 17 remote First Nations to that province's power grid via an 1,800-km power line. The transmission company is a partnership between 22 First Nations, FortisOntario and RES Canada.
The Native Women's Association of Canada has released a list of criticisms about the finalized terms of reference for the new national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, which was appointed this week.
The federal government has named the five commissioners who will conduct the two-year inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered indigenous women. The Commission will be led by Marion Buller, B.C.'s first Indigenous female judge.