Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will advance the cause of reconciliation by apologizing to residential school survivors in Newfoundland and Labrador. Survivors, their families, and communities will be consulted on the apology.
Mi'kmaq chiefs and MPs from Nova Scotia met today with the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and the federal justice minister to discuss ways to continue working toward reconciliation.
British Columbia will join almost two dozen conservationist groups and First Nations who are challenging the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
While the province of British Columbia has decided not to press charges agains the Mount Polley mine company, Bev Sellers, a First Nations woman from British Columbia, has filed charges privately against the company for the destruction caused when a tailings pond dam breached its prot
Dene elder, Francois Paulette, is concerned about the downstream impact the Site C dam will have on his home in Fort Fitzgerald in Treaty 8 territory. According to Paulette, the Site C dam threatens his livelihood, which is on the water.
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was recognized on August 9, 2017. David Hill from the Guardian interviewed Kankanaey Igorot woman Victoria Tauli-Corpuz about the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
An open letter from family members, activists, and academics has been sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to start over with a new panel of commissioners.
The Sagkeeng Oldtimers, a hockey team formed in 1978 and made up of residential school survivors, will provide a special collection of artifacts to the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto.
Teams of health, legal, and community relations workers are in Saskatchewan this week to meet with families who wish to participate in the process for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEG), the professional group that governs engineers in BC, decided that there was no conflict of interest for Active Earth Engineering when it conducted an environmental review of the Shawnig
Currently, 130 wildfires are still burning in British Columbia, with smoke reaching Washington State. August is usually the worst month for wildfires. While some residents have been allowed to return home, others are still being evacuated.
The Vancouver School District will hold democratic elections for school board members on October 14, 2017, one year after the previous education minister fired the school board and appointed one trustee. British Columbia’s Education Minister, Rob Fleming, said a democratically elected schoo
Thirteen canoes from hundreds of First Nations communities will meet at Campbell River on Vancouver Island from August 5 to 10, 2017, for a week of celebrating their history.
Alexandra Morton, biologist and wild salmon activist, is on the BC coast in a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship in an effort to bring attention to the declining wild salmon stocks and diseases on industrial fish farms. Morton is suing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will allow First Nations to have a say in Canada's economic development.
British Columbia's new government has asked for an independent review of the Site C dam project to determine the economic feasibility of such a large dam. Construction will continue during the review.
Environmental organizations, labour groups, and technology companies are asking Alberta to lead the way in reducing methane emissions.
Bruce Cunningham, a former firefighter, has fought numerous wildfires and was sometimes on the front lines. He developed a deep camaraderie with fellow firefighters as they faced dangerous situations together.