Marilyn Poitras recently resigned her position as a commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. CBC News interviewed her about her reasons for leaving.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Métis National Council, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) plan to back out of their meeting with Canada's premiers on Monday, July 17, 2017, in Edmonton.
The Government of Canada has posted 10 principles to help achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people on its website. These principles will guide the way the government partners with Indigenous people.
Researchers are working with First Nations communities to understand what happens to Indigenous people during an evacuation.
Almost three years after the Mount Polley mine disaster, no charges have been filed or fines issued. Documents that reveal the governments reaction were requested by the Tyee almost three years ago and received earlier this month.
Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tl’etinqox First Nation west of Williams Lake said that 60 of 280 members stayed behind to fight the wildfires and save their homes and property.
This summer, Fort McMurray's Keyano College is hosting a four-day welding camp for First Nations and Metis students from the Wood Buffalo region. The Canadian Welding Association Foundation helps sponsor the camp.
In Williams Lake, British Columbia, more than 10,000 people are under an evacuation alert. As wildfires rage out of control, firefighters prepare for lightening and high winds to complicate an already dangerous situation.
Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) are demanding answers after the resignation of commissioner Marilyn Poitras from the national inquiry. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett stated that communication is an issue for the commission, but t
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine Aboriginal Admissions program celebrates 15 years and 71 Indigenous graduates as of May 2017. By 2020, the program will have graduated over 100 medical students.
Marilyn Poitras, one of a five-member commission, has resigned from her position on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigneous Women and Girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. She joins four other staff members who have left since June.
Chloe Bluebird Mustooch has created a jingle dress called "1,200 Copper Tears" for her final art project for a visual arts degree from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. She made this dress to honor missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
By Sunday evening, more than 7000 people had been ordered to evacuate to escape wildfires that rage across southern and central British Columbia.
Since 2000, seven Indigenous children have been found dead in the Thunder Bay waterways. All but one were boys. Racial tension has increased in the community as Indigenous people work to get police to take the deaths of these children seriously.
Nine hearings for the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have been set, with the first hearing to be held on September 10, 2017, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A list of dates and locations for the hearings has been announced.
Treaty 6 Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild has dreamed of hosting the World Indigenous Nations (WIN) Games in his home community for almost 40 years.
According to a report that will be released later this summer to the BC Oil and Gas Commission, 35 percent of British Columbia's 11,000 active oil wells, abandoned wells, and water injection wells are leaking methane.
The commissioner of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) national inquiry is working to reassure stakeholders and family members after the resignation of the inquiry's executive director. The national inquiry has seen five high-level staff depart since February.