Environmental organizations, labour groups, and technology companies are asking Alberta to lead the way in reducing methane emissions.
Chiefs at the Assembly of First Nation (AFN) passed a resolution asking for changes to be made to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett agreed with the request.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will now review police conduct. At the request of family members, a forensic team has been assembled to review files.
Indigenous students are attending summer literacy camps to build literacy and numeracy skills. These camps are provided through a $1.6 million grant over three years from the Alberta government.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against plans for seismic testing in Nunavut. Jerry Natanine, a former mayor of Clyde River, declared this a major victory for the Inuit way of life and their dependency on marine mammals.
The $36 billion Pacific NorthWest liquid natural gas (LNG) megaproject planned for British Columbia has been cancelled. The decision was based entirely on economics and the future of the LNG market.
In an interview with the Tyee, new Education Minister Rob Fleming discusses the positive attitude the new governement has toward education.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting that the federal government will make changes to its decades-old funding model for First Nations. Changes include the ability of First Nations governments to carry over unused m
The Assembly of First Nations annual meeting, held in Regina, will run through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Hundreds of First Nations chiefs will attend.
The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee will begin monitoring the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
The Canadian government is required to make annual payments to Indigenous people as part of treaty agreements signed over 100 years ago. The purpose of treaties was to expand white settlement and economic development, but they were used as a tool to remove Indigenous identity.
Ric Richardson, a 61-year-old Metis business owner and mayor of the northern Saskatchewan village of Green Lake, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February.
The Taskeo Mine project in central BC was rejected twice by federal reviews. It has now been issued a permit to proceed.
The Drum Is Calling is a special, 9-day arts and culture festival that will be held in Vancouver beginning July 22, 2017, to celebrate Indigenous peole through the Canada 150+ celebrations. Vancouver is the only city to add a plus sign to Canada 150 in honour of Indigenous people.
Alex Nelson, residential school survivor, is coaching Team British Columbia in soccer in the North American Indigenous Games. The team is known as 94 Calls in honour of Nelson and the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconcilation Commission.
The new British Columbia Premier John Horgan has appointed Melanie Mark as minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training.
A recent Site C report released by BC Hydro shows that the project has been late meeting three out of eight milestones for 2017 and could possibly be late meeting three more.
A special suicide crisis meeting will be held on July 24, 2017, to address methods to give Indigenous leaders more control over health care resources. The purpose is to reduce bureaucracy when a crisis occurs.