More than two years ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised $2.6 billion in funding for First Nations schools. That funding has yet to arrive, and schools still cannot afford science labs, sports equipment, or Indigenous language programs.
Indigenous Sign Language is on the verge of extinction as American Sign Language becomes the standard. For the most part, Indigenous communities are not able to provide the resources deaf children need, including someone to teach sign language. Deaf First Nation individuals have
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) held a successful two-day national policy forum in which it was decided to press for a reset of a national dialogue on First Nations’ rights. More than 500 First Nations leaders and delegates gathered to discuss the federal government’
Residents of the tent city in Regina Park in B.C. have been ordered by the court to pack up and leave by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18. Housing prices in B.C. are some of the highest in Canada, and homeless people want to live in the park when housing isn't available to them.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett met with First Nation chiefs to discuss a legislative framework on Indigenous rights.
Commissioners of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls spoke with stakeholders and experts Iqaluit. On the first day of the hearings, commissioners focused on the Inuit experience.
Nadine is a Métis 60s Scoop survivor who is reclaiming her heritage. She was born in the Northwest Territories and raised in Toronto. She's learning the language and connecting with family members she never knew existed through Facebook.
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.
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
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
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.