Allegations against Riley Saunders include siphoning money from children in care, and these allegations have left some social workers reeling. Dylan Cohen, who is Métis and a former foster child, is an advocate with First Call, a BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coaliti
Indigenous rights recognition legislation will not be in place before the next federal election. The government has not completed a draft of the framework yet.
Sixties Scoop survivor, journalist, and filmmaker Coleen Rajotte has opted out of the Sixties Scoop settlement due to the large amount in legal fees for the lawyers involved. She travelled around the country to speak with survivors. Most were not aware a settlement was being offered.
The upcoming Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would increase tanker traffic sevenfold and increase the threat to killer whales, which are endangered. Only 74 southern resident killer whales remain in the water off the Pacific Coast. In 1996, there were 97.
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced $5.7-million in federal funding for 28 Indigenous Guardians pilot programs. Nine of the programs are in British Columbia.
McGill University students voted 78.8 percent in favour of changing the name shared by the school's varsity men's sports teams, the Redmen.
Dale Tamara Plett, who is a member of the Chippewas of the Rama First Nation in Ontario, has been elected president of the North American Indigenous Games. The games will be held in Halifax in 2020.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development has responded to allegations involving social worker Robert Riley Saunders. Saunders is alleged to have stolen cash from vulnerable Indigenous youth in care.
A social worker from British Columbia is alleged to have stolen thousands of dollars in financial benefits from children in care. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two youth in British Columbia Supreme Court. Both actions name social worker Robert Riley Saunders, the Ministr
Shiri Pasternak, the Yellowhead Institute’s Research Director, says Bill C-69, the Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, presents problems for Indigenous people.
The National Energy Board will hear from 31 Indigenous groups and individuals beginning November 19th as part of its new review on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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.
According to a new report, sea lice on farmed salmon are now resistant to the pesticide used to commonly treat the problem. Authors of the report stated that industry regulators failed to protect wild juvenile salmon. Salmon from Atlantic Canada are held in pens on the B.C.
Clayton Thomas-Muller, a member of Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in northern Manitoba and a campaigner for 350.org, told Face to Face host Dennis Ward that Indigenous peoples and their allies have the upper hand in the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
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.
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.