The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has passed its own law regulating the cannabis industry on-reserve. Cannabis will not be distributed or sold until regulations under the law are developed and implemented. A three-person committee has been tasked with establishing and administerin
The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will conclude its evidence gathering activities this week in Ottawa. A full schedule of hearings is available on CBC News, as well as a link to watch the hearings live.
Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 by people marching through the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness about the impacts that hydroelectric development has had on northern Manitoba communities. Wa Ni Ska Tan is an alliance of hydro-impacted communities that
The First Nations Major Projects Coalition is taking the lead on ventures to better control their economic futures. The first project the coalition is working on is the roughly $300-million Kenney Dam Water Release Facility.
Nak'azdli Whut'en members in northern BC cast their votes for four open council seats over four months ago. The First Nation has a custom election code that states candidates are not eligible to run for election if they've ever been convicted of an indictable offence.
Simpcw First Nation, about 80 kilometres north of Kamloops, BC, signed a mutual benefit agreement (MBAs) with Kinder Morgan when it owned the 1,500-km Trans Mountain pipeline.
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).