The Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly began yesterday, July 24, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The second day of the three-day event will be the AFN election for National Chief.
The University of British Columbia is creating a professorship of cannabis science to investigate the potential for using cannabinoids to treat opioid addiction. Research has shown that cannabinoids can help reduce the number addicted to opioids.
Melodie Casella, the manager of health at the commission for the National Inquiry into Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, has resigned over the limited extension the inquiry received to finish its reports. The inquiry commission was seeking an additional two years.
The West Moberly First Nations have applied for an interim injunction to either halt work or suspend construction on the Site C dam. A B.C. Supreme Court judge will hear arguments on the application this week.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will hold its election for national chief in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
The City of Burnaby issued a 72-hour eviction notice for land protectors gathered at Camp Cloud on Burnaby Mountain. The land protectors are protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Russ Diabo, Assembly of First Nations candidates, skipped a debate to Tiny House Warriors village in Blue River, B.C.
Jaasaljuus Yakgujanaas, Haida Nation member and junior marine biologist, visited the SGaan Kinghlas Bowie Seamount as part of a 16-day North East Pacific Seamount expedition. Seamounts, or underwater mountains, are abundant in the Pacific Ocean.
More than half of B.C. farmers have extra jobs located off the farm. of those farmers, 35 percent worked more than 40 hours per week outside the farm to earn income in 2016. Agriculture does not have nine-to-five hours and often intrudes on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
After the deaths of three people at Shannon Falls this month, the Squamish First Nation and City of Squamish are planning a traditional cleansing ceremony. During the cleansing ceremony, the Squamish Nation will pray for the victims.
The British Columbia government is offering a variety of subsidies to LNG Canada. Woodfibre LNG is moving forward near Squamish.
Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park. The group callings itself the Tiny House Warriors occupied a site in the provincial park north of
Canoers and kayakers participated in an Indigenous-led ceremony on Burrard Inlet in an effort to protect the water surrounding Trans Mountain's Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C.
The B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centre has elected a new board of directors. Dr.
The Huu-ay-aht are offering tours of Kixiin, a village they used to occupy before they were driven out by a neighboring tribe.
The B.C. Summer Games will include a record number of Indigenous athletes this month. The organizers have decided to include Indigenous teams in basketball, lacrosse, and canoeing/kayaking events.
Kinder Morgan has set its summer construction for the Trans Mountain pipeline. This schedule has been met with resistance.
Breen Ouellette, a Métis lawyer working for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Vancouver, has announced his resignation.