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.
The Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge will be launched by the federal government this fall for First Nations communities to win $30 million toward innovative housing projects on reserve.
The City of Victoria, B.C., has removed the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald outside the steps of city hall. Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada’s first prime minister, and he pushed the residential school system policy forward.
Members of the Tahltan Nation are displaced as a forest fire rages through British Columbia near Telegraph Creek. Thirty-two homes have been destroyed, and firefighting crews are working to save culturally significant sites and buildings.
After 2017 wildfires made for good growing conditions for morel mushrooms, local First Nations began regulating morel picking within their territories to reduce destruction of the land. Permits were issued to those wishing to pick morel mushrooms, and sacred areas were closed.
Ruth Campbell, a 66-year-old Vancouver resident and former lawyer for the Attorney General of B.C., and Noaa Edwards were arrested on August 1 for blocking access to the Westridge Marine Terminal and halting construction.
The Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island has accepted the financial help of Steelhead LNG to restore the Sarita River Watershed. The restoration of the watershed will bring an important salmon resource back to the Huu-ay-aht.
Trans Mountain pipeline protesters met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Delta, B.C., during a planned stop along the prime minister's route through B.C. over the weekend. Tsleil-Waututh activist William George sang and drummed in protest during the prime minister's speech.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been granted intervenor status in the B.C. government’s court of appeal case on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
On Aug 2, 1989, Ronald and Doreen Jack and their two children disappeared on their way to new jobs in a logging camp. The Jacks lived in Prince George, B.C.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has granted a temporary injuntion to keep First Nations protesters off Marine Harvest's floating farm systems due to the intimidation of employees by the protesters.
Ruth Campbell and Noaa Edwards were arrested at a rally on August 1 while protesting the impact that the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion might have on the survival of the southern resident killer whales off B.C.’s southwest coast.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has pledged to support Indigenous women survivors of forced sterilization who are seeking redress from the federal government. The support of the AFN was put forth in the form of a resolution at the annual general assembly.
The Semiahmoo First Nation in B.C. has been on a boil water advisory for the past 15 years. The First Nation has reached an agreement in which the City of Surrey will provide potable water and sewer services for the community.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) canditate Russ Diabo has stated he believes the federal government has undue influence over the AFN. Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett was invited to speak to the Alberta caucus.
Incumbent Perry Bellegarde was re-elected to a second term as leader of the Assembly of First Nations. It took two rounds of voting for him to be named the victor. In his speech, he called for unity.
Evacuation orders have been issued for parts of Ontario as wildfires tear through the land. Last year, 190 wildfires were reported by the province, but over 800 have been reported already this year.