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.
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.
The skeleton of an elasmosaurus is on display at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
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.
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.
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.
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.