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.
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.
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.
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.
A child intervention panel examines the complex issues that surround Indigenous children and their families in the child intervention system. In the first round of hearings, the panel met with Indigenous representatives and groups, and the panel will meet with youth in the next round.
First Nations throughout Canada are working to bring awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). By working with schools and health and social services workers, more Indigenous people can be reached to develop an understanding of the disorder.
A report from the Representative for Children and Youth was released on March 30 and focused on inadequate funding for Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, which serve Indigenous children and their families.