Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan stated he has no jurisdiction to alter the legal fees set out in the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement approved in May by another federal court judge. In June, an Ontario Superior Court judge rejected the legal fees as excessive while a
Lana Lowe earned the First Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Land Champion Award for her work with the Fort Nelson First Nation. She started working for the Fort Nelson First Nation in 2008.
Senator Murray Sinclair wants to institute a statutory holiday in September as a day for every Canadian time reflecting on how to improve relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Shared Histories, a new book by Tyler McCreary, seeks to tell the stories of the Witsuwit'en Indigenous people who went to live in Smithers in northwestern B.C. after they were pushed out of their traditional territories.
Indigenous groups in Fort McMurray, Alberta, say they still want to invest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. They believe the court ruling gives the federal government the opportunity to do things the right way when it comes to consultation with Indigenous people.
Tracy Bear, a University of Alberta researcher, She found that existing resilience theory didn't quite align with the resilience of Indigenous women. Instead, Indigenous people have a sense of pride in their community, which is a resource not often found in other cultures.
The Tsilhqot'in Nation and Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance in BC have ban all limited-entry hunting for moose in their respective territories.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated that the federal government will not use a new law or the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to get construction started quickly on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Residential school artifacts including a braid, a child's shoe, and a brick will be included in a new textbook for middle school students. These artIfacts were originally gathered by Carey Newman, a Kwalgiulth carver and artist, who created the Witness Blanket project as a physical way to t
At least 40 percent of teachers have experienced physical, emotional, or verbal violence, according to a survey by the Canadian Federation of Teachers. Education assistants often face the most violence from students.
First Nations are asking the federal government to implement treaty loan forgiveness as promised in the February 2018 budget.
In schools throughout BC, Indigenous culture and perspective are being woven into mainstream subjects.
Teacher and Snuneymuxw elder, Mandy Jones, teaches Hul'qumi'num language classes at the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District in BC. She combines language instruction and cultural teachings.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, Edge of the Knife, a feature film made entirely in the Haida language, will be shown. It stars a Haida cast who speak in dialects of the Haida language.
During the 2014 whooping cough outbreak on Haida Gwaii, 123 probable and confirmed cases of whooping cough were reported. If rates go above normal, the health officer can choose to declare an outbreak, but the northern health officer had retired and had not yet been replaced whe
Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, a member of the Cherokee Nation in the United States, has been selected as the 2018 Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation visiting chair at Vancouver Island University.
After winning a major victory in court over the approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, BC First Nations held a press conference during which they noted Indigenous peoples will continue to protect the land and water.
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal issued a ruling denying approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Leaders from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations believe this ruling offers a new chance for the Canadian government to fulfil its promises of reconciliation.