The Squamish First Nation has approved a benefits agreement with Woodfibre LNG in which the First Nation would receive over $225 million in cash over 40 years. The Squamish First Nation's council voted eight to six to support the project.
Information sessions to help members of the Sixties Scoop settlement receive compensation will be held across Canada in December. The sessions are to help members understand the process of filing a claim. Members don't need to pay for a lawyer to get help completing the documents.
A map outlining the Metis Nation homeland has been met with controversy by both the Metis and First Nations.
Seymour River, located on the North Shore's Capilano reserve in Squamish Nation territory, keeps rising. The higher water levels are the result of the warming climate. Chris Lewis, a spokesperson for the Squamish Nation, is concerned about the salmon that spawn there.
The True, Lasting Reconciliation report, a joint effort of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has been released.
Patricia Dawn, who is Cree, founded the Red Willow Womyn’s Society in 2008.
Three Indigenous women filed actions against Robert Riley Saunders in BC Supreme Court last week, bringing the total to five. The three women claim to have been made homeless due to Saunders' actions and placed in situations were they were exposed to drugs and sexual exploitation.
Matthew Jefferson, whose aunt Frances Brown went missing over a year ago, has been walking across Canada since June to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Two First Nations leaders representing the Fraser Valley's Sto:lo Tribal Council expressed concerns to the National Energy Board about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.
The British Columbia government has approved funding for housing both on and off reserve for the first time.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Justice Murray Sinclair has called for a national investigation into the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during their time at residential schools.
The Stollery Awasisak Indigenous Health Program at the University of Alberta Hospital was created in 2016 to build bridges for Indigenous children. Some of the families have to travel up to 1,000 km.
Makayla Laboucan, a recent graduate of Northern Lakes College, was selected as her class valedictorian and received a degree in social work.
Chiefs of Alberta's First Nations voted unanimously to support Bill C-69. The First Nations support the legislation because it provides Indigenous communities with a greater say about development.
One in five kids in B.C.
The over-representation of Indigenous people in prison has reached an all-time high. In the late 1990s, Jamie Tanis Gladue pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her boyfriend, and she was sentenced to three years in jail.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal ministers have signed formal agreements with three national Indigenous organizations (NIOs): the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Metis National Council (MNC) and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK).
Ontario’s child advocate’s office has 27 individual investigations currently on-going into group homes and foster care. Irwin Elman is not sure what will happen with his cases if he isn't able to finish the investigations before the government closes the office.