The new British Columbia Premier John Horgan has appointed Melanie Mark as minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training.
Researchers are working with First Nations communities to understand what happens to Indigenous people during an evacuation.
Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tl’etinqox First Nation west of Williams Lake said that 60 of 280 members stayed behind to fight the wildfires and save their homes and property.
The Government of Canada has posted 10 principles to help achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people on its website. These principles will guide the way the government partners with Indigenous people.
Since 2000, seven Indigenous children have been found dead in the Thunder Bay waterways. All but one were boys. Racial tension has increased in the community as Indigenous people work to get police to take the deaths of these children seriously.
This summer, Fort McMurray's Keyano College is hosting a four-day welding camp for First Nations and Metis students from the Wood Buffalo region. The Canadian Welding Association Foundation helps sponsor the camp.
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine Aboriginal Admissions program celebrates 15 years and 71 Indigenous graduates as of May 2017. By 2020, the program will have graduated over 100 medical students.
At Canada 150, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the opportunity to reflect on the past and work with First Nations communities to work together toward the future.
A judge for the Superior Court in Quebec has denied a request from the federal government for an extension to fix discriminatory language in the Indian Act.
Indigenous protestors set up a teepee on Parliament Hill as part of a protest during Canada 150. Some were initially detained, but the RCMP has said that none will be arrested.