Mohawk Language Spoken by Quebec Liberal MP Miller in House of Commons

June 1, 2017

Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller took lessons to learn the Mohawk language and pay his respects to the First Nations people.

Reconciliation Pole Is a Symbol of Progress

April 3, 2017

The University of British Columbia Reconciliation Pole was designed by artist James Hart, a hereditary chief and member of the Haida Nation, and placed into a standing position during a ceremony on April 1.

New Heritage Minute Addresses Residential School History

June 23, 2016

Joseph Boyden, the Giller-winning author, has written the script for a new Heritage Minute video telling the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old who died after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School in 1966.

First Nations people have been celebrating who we are and our culture since time immemorial. When the Federal government banned the potlatch and ceremonies from 1884-1951, our culture had to go underground but was still practiced when possible.

Feds will not appeal tribunal ruling on Aboriginal child welfare

February 22, 2016

The federal government will not appeal a landmark human rights ruling that found it discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services.

Rose-covered bear inspired by grief included in Telus Garden art collection

September 23, 2015

In the summer of 2011, Janice Wright Cheney was driving from Nova Scotia to her home in New Brunswick when she saw something by the side of the road: a bear curled up like it was asleep.

The report of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) came out on June 2, 2015 with 94 Calls to Action.  It is a comprehensive body of work containing 388 pages that documents the Truth of what really happened in Indian Residential Schools.