Del Riley, residential school survivor and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, refused to participate in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).
Governor General David Johnston has apologized for a comment he made during an interview with CBC Radio's The House in which he said Indigenous people are immigrants to Canada. He made the apology during a speech at a ceremony to honour Indigenous leaders.
Rethink 150: Indigenous Truth is an Indigenous-led collaborative group located in the Okanagan Valley who is working to focus attention on Indigenous issues during Canada 150.
Garnet Angeconeb, residential school survivor, has tried to help other survivors apply for benefits from the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA).
A report filed by the Human Rights Watch details abuse by police against Indigenous women. After interviews with more than 60 women, the Human Rights Watch determined that the abuse is not contained to one area, but instead is widespread and systemic.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and advocate for First Nations children, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Winnipeg.
Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief, and Mélanie Joly, the federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, are the creators of an Indigenous Languages Act. They have developed this agreement to protect and maintain Indigenous languages.
Chantale Courcy, former director of operations for the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls inquiry commission, has left the commission to accept a promotion within the Federal government. Courcy is the fourth staff member to resign.
Carolyn Bennett, Canada's Minister of Indigenous Affairs, stated that damages awarded to 60s scoop survivors will be awarded on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Vancouver has formally acknowledged the sacrifice of First Nations families who saved the lives of Vancouverites during the Great Fire of 1886. The fire devasted the city, killing dozens of citizens and leaving only three out of 1000 building standing.
John Horgan, British Columbia's Premier in waiting, met with a number of chiefs in Vancouver to discuss his upcoming agenda. He discussed pipelines, the controversial Site C dam, and the need to renew relationships with First Nations.
British Columbia has 48 certified teachers working at a school in Qatar. Five neighboring countries imposed sanctions on Qatar and restricted all modes of transportation into that country. This has made travel difficult and food supplies scarce.
Independent Senator Dan Christmas, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's appointees and the first Mi'kmaq member of the Senate, has condemned the Indian Act. He believes that First Nations governance needs to be re-evaluated.
Sphenia Jones, a residential school survivor, speaks Haida in an upcoming Canadian film. The script was written in Haida, a mostly forgotten language, in order to revive the language and honor those who suffered at residential schools.
The Blueberry River First Nation filed a civil suit against continued oil and gas development on its land. The First Nation lost a bid to stop new permits from being issued, but the court ruling noted that irreversible damage was being done to the land.
Clayton Lorne Green, residential school survivor, will receive the President's Medal from the First Nations University of Canada. He will graduate with a degree in social work and plans to use his degree to work toward healing and restoration.
Eugene Brave Rock, who plays "Chief" in the new Wonder Woman movie, was honoured with a headdress by the Blood Tribe. A special ceremony was held to present Brave Rock with the headdress and acknowledge his achievements in Hollywood.
Artwork by students of Kainai High School will be showcased until September 27, 2018. This artwork draws on the long tradition of art within Blackfoot culture and is a reflection of Kainai/Blood identity and culture in the 21st century.