Sixties Scoop Settlement Agreement negotiated with the federal government offers compensation for First Nations and Inuit children taken into care between 1951 and 1991 and placed with non-Indigenous parents.
Fresh water is a precious resource in British Columbia. The POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the University of Victoria is focused on ensuring strong protection for sustainable fresh water.
The Ahousaht First Nation is currently in a local state of emergency over its water supply. A leak has caused the critical water shortage, and the reservoir is operating at 34% capacity. Residents of the remote First Nation have been advised to boil water.
According to a new study released by the Montreal Economic Institute, First Nations communities and members involved in resource development have experienced rising incomes where members now out-earn national averages. The report focused on First Nations communities in rurual ar
In British Columbia, voters are deciding on electoral reform through a mail-in referendum. Voters are asked whether they want to keep B.C.’s first-past-the-post electoral system or switch to one of three proportional representation systems.
British Columbia's government is creating new legislation to increase the participation of Indigenous people in the environmental assessment of projects.
Three months after the evacuation of Telegraph Creek, B.C., residents are being allowed to return home. The Telegraph Creek community lost 21 homes, two businesses, and several community buildings in the wildfire. All evacuees should be back by December 20.
The Energy Step Code project highlights the power of broad partnerships and creates a path to transform the BC Building Code and reduce greenhouse emissions.
Nuu-chah-nulth artist and historian Ron Hamilton, known as Haa'yuups, of the Hupacasath First Nation in B.C.'s Alberni Valley, was recently named co-curator of a multi-year project to restore and conserve a section that highlights First Nations cultures of the Pacific Northwest.
Twenty years, the Nisga'a in British Columbia voted in favour of the first signed agreement in the province's ongoing modern treaty process.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to the Tsilhqot'in community for the hanging of six chiefs during the so-called Chilcotin War more than 150 years ago.
The skeleton of an elasmosaurus is on display at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Authors Sandeep Pai and Savannah Carr-Wilson have written a new book, Total Transition: The Human Side of the Renewable Energy Revolution, in which they examine the opportunities for renewables.
A study has revealed that more than half of total faculty positions at publicly funded Canadian universities in 2016-17 were contract jobs. Contract jobs with low pay and no benefits have been replacing tenured positions.
As more people look for authenticity, Indigenous-owned businesses in BC experience record-breaking numbers of tourists. Currently, there are 401 Indigenous tourism businesses in B.C. which create 7,400 full-time jobs.
Patty Stonefish teaches women healing through self-defence through her program, Arming Sisters. In her classes, she works to make other women aware of their own inner power. She has been teaching across the U.S. and is bringing her methods to Canada.
Angela Sterritt, award-winning Gitxsan reporter, highlighed problems with reporting Indigenous issues in a recent webinar hosted by Magazine Canada. She offered tips for reporting Indigenous stories in the future.
Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says work on the Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework will continue to move forward. Even though work will not stop, Minister Bennett is willing to listen to First Nations in order to develop a partnership.