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.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met with representatives from the European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) to discuss ongoing systemic discrimination against Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, an organization representing 60,000 Inuit in Canada, is concerned the proposed Indigenous Languages Act could end up being symbolic.
Terese Marie Mailhot's debut memoir, Heart Berries, is a finalist for two of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes, the Governor General's Literary Awards and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. In her best-selling book, Mailhot chronicles
Sen. Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools and Manitoba's first Indigenous judge, has compared the current child-welfare system to the residential school system.
The BC Supreme Court has denied an injunction filed by West Moberly First Nations to halt work on the Site C dam project, stating that an injuntion order would send the project into a state of disorganization. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) released a statement in
The Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Conference is being held in Blue Mountain Inn near Collingwood. Chiefs Lester Anoqout of Saugeen and Chief Gregory Nadjiwon of Nawash hope the conference is an important step in reconciliation.
Youth living in government care in Vancouver travelled to Victoria to share their stories and lobby the provincial government for changes to the child welfare system. Dylan Cohen, an Indigenous youth organizer for the advocacy group First Call and one of the organizers of this event,
The British Columbia Supreme Court has denied a requested injunction to stop work on the Site C dam, but it has ordered that a full trial should occur prior to the flooding of the Site C Reservoir. This leaves open the possibility that the project could still be halted permanently.
More than two years after her disappearance, a driver’s license belonging to Ashley Simpson has been found in the tank of a vacuum septic truck at Sasquatch Crossing Lodge in northern British Columbia.
BC First Nations leaders and environmental activists have vocalized their disapproval of a new federal review process for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada is a new resource created by Indigenous leaders that gives a first-hand account of their history to K-12 students. The resource contains a map without traditional provincial borders.
The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, also known as Grassy Narrows, has more recently become known as the First Nation poisoned by mercury.
Fake Indian status cards have been used to obtain tax breaks. The RCMP, Quebec's provincial police, and the Canada Revenue Agency are investigating the use of the cards. Seven different types of cards have been used in attempts to obtain tax-free items.
Talk4Healing, a telephone helpline service that offers support for Indigenous women in Northern Ontario, has received funding from the provincial government to offer services to the entire province. Talk4Healing offers help that ranges from urgent crisis intervention to a
The Overdose Prevention Society used to offer medicinal marijuana to opioid addicts until the middle of September, when their supply was seized by the police. According to research, people who used cannibis on a daily basis are 20 percent more likely to stay in treatement for six months.