The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada placed education at the centre of the reconciliation process in its 2015 Calls to Action. Universities have focused on recruiting and retaining more Indigenous students, hiring Indigenous faculty, and creating Indigenous sp
The Squamish Nation in BC has approved a major industrial project to support the Woodfibre LNG natural gas pipeline. It has taken the Squamish Nation five years to complete the agreement.
The agreement in principle is closer to a resolution with a deal on a potentially multibillion-dollar settlement for former students of Indian Day Schools. The individual compensation amount has not yet been made public.
Assembly of First Nations Northwest Territories Regional Chief Kluane Adamak and Elders Council member Francois Paulette will accompany Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to the United Nations Climate Change conference. Indigenous peoples, their righ
The British Columbia government has developed the Clean BC plan, which outlines how the province will meet most of its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets over the coming decades. The province’s overall goal is a 40 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2007
The Abegweit First Nation Mi'kmaq Wellness Centre is incorporating Mi'kmaq traditions into their healing for patients with mental health issues and addictions. Smudging and sweat lodges are part of this process, along with talking circles.
Louis Levi Oakes, a 96-year-old Mohawk veteran from Akwesasne, is the last surviving Mohawk code talker. The Mohawk language was one of 33 Indigenous languages used to send encoded messages between Allied forces during the Second World War.
The Trudeau government has proposed a bill to ban oil tanker traffic along a stretch of the northern B.C. coast. A group of B.C. coastal First Nations leaders support the ban, and they travelled to Ottawa to show their support.
The National Energy Board's (NEB) reconsideration hearings have ended, and the question of meaningful consultation with Indigenous people over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is being addressed. A total of 25 different tribal councils, communities, and individuals spoke ab
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to First Nations for his government's failure on consultation for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Trudeau spoke at the annual Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and stayed to answer unscripted questions afterwards.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to First Nations leaders gathered at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for his government not doing an acceptable job in consulting on the Trans Mountain pipeline. He stressed the importance of working with First Nations in partnership, and h
First Nations leaders, elders, women, youth, and other delegates met December 4-6, 2018, for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly (SCA).
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett addressed the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly this week.
After aging out of BC's youth in care system, Ruby Barclay attended Vancouver Island University. She did not have a support system in place to help her make the transition. Last spring, Barclay finished the requirements for her Child and Youth Care degree.
Kingfisher Lake is a remote community located about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay with no road access. The Wataynikaneyap Power Project is providing training that will bring jobs to an area with an unemployment rate seven times the national average.
LNG Canada is building the largest private-sector investment project in Canadian history at Kitimat, BC. The $40 billion project was approved in October.
Coastal GasLink, a subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation, has filed a court injunction application stating that progress has been impeded on its pipeline project.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) intends to partner with Indigenous Services Canada Minister Jane Philpott and leaders of the Inuit Tapariit Kanatami and Métis Nation to co-develop legislation that will benefit First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children and families.