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
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.
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.
The Federal Court of Appeal will rule on August 30 on a case that combines nearly two dozen lawsuits that call for the National Energy Board's review of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited's project to be overturned.
A private firefighting crew left the area of Burns Lake without ever unloading their trucks. Stating that the water source was not adequate for their equipment, the firefighting crew left. In spite of evacuation orders, over 100 locals are fighting the fires on their own.
Humans have started more than 400 wildfires in BC this season through campfire, cigarettes, and car accidents. Many of these could have been avoided. In addition, an unusual amount of lightning activity has contributed to the number of wildfires.
Members of several First Nations in Northern B.C. are refusing to evacuate in spite of encroaching wildfires. Several dozen residents of the Nadleh Whut'en First Nation stayed behind to protect their homes from the Shovel Lake wildfire, which continues to grow.
The Federal Court of Appeal is set to hear an appeal to overturn federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline extension.
The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal on construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. This was one of the last court challenges faced by the project, which has faced significant opposition in BC.
Of the 80 canneries that once lined the coast of British Columbia, only one remains. St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse is owned by a partnership of First Nations including Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Ucluelet, and Kyuquot-Checkleset.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine has named two Indigenous lawyers professors among the 25 Most Influential Lawyers. Dr, John Burrows is a law professor at the University of Victoria and was named in the Changemakers category.
In 2017, a report from the BC Coroners Service and the BC First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) found Status First Nations people were five times more likely to experience an opioid overdose, and three times more likely to die from one.
Seven people who were protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were sentenced to a week in jail after pleading guilty. They were released early.
More than 550 wildfires are burning in British Columbia. Fire officials in BC are responsible for the region during wildfires, but the federal government is responsible for First Nations. Because of this disconnect between government agencies, evacuation orders may be delayed.
The federal government will declare a statutory holiday to honour the survivors of residential schools as part of its commitment to truth and reconciliation. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) created a Call to Action to establish a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Thousand of Indigenous women go missing or are murdered each year, but few statistics are available about the actual numbers.