Forty families have registered to participate in the first public hearings for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) national inquiry in Whitehorse. The "truth gathering process" began on Monday with public hearings starting Tuesday and running until Thursday.
Edmonton's Catholic Archbishop, Richard Smith, held his ninth annual breakfast with members of the media and discussed requests for Pope Francis to formally apologize for the Church's role in residential schools.
The City of Vancouver has been hit the hardest by the Fentanyl crisis. Citizens came together to show their support of the victims with a vigil.
The Joyce Family Foundation has donated $500,000 to set up new bursaries at the University of Victoria for Indigenous students who need financial help to meet their educational goals.
On June 23 and 24, 2017, survivors of the Assiniboia Residential School will meet in Winnipeg for a reunion. More than 600 First Nations students attended the school, which was located in Manitoba, from 1958 to 1973.
Leroy Little Bear is being recognized for his contributions to advancements in Indigenous education with the University of Lethbridge Speaker Research Award. He was the founder of the Department for Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge.
Families of victims are frustrated with the nation inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and have declared they will blockade the meetings in protest.
An Ottawa couple has requested that the federal government require schools to change any Indigenous logos or mascots.
Canadian actor Adam Beach hopes his role as ambassador for the Canada 150 festivities will shed light on the lives of the Indigenous people in Canada.
Chief commissioner of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry, Marion Buller, assured families and survivors that the hearing in Whitehorse will proceed as planned.
In recent years, tourists have shown increased interest in learning about Indigenous people and their cultures and traditions. The tourism business provides opportunities for Indigenous people to make a living as well as educate others.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Pope Francis on May 29 in Vatican City, and he plans to ask the Pope to issue a formal apology for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools.
The musical, Children of God, was written and directed by Corey Payette to bring attention to the stories of Indigenous children who were seized and taken to residential schools against their will.
Indigenous leaders from both Canada and the U.S. are meeting to sign a 16-page declaration that highlights the tribes' opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It is expected that demonstrations to oppose this project will be held when locations are determined.
The finances of Peters First Nation are being investigated by the RCMP after members filed complaints against the band council.
Marnie, a homeless woman who was loved by the executive director and staff at the Atira Women's Resource Society, overdosed and died in 2016.
Officials from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry commission say they were advised that the summer months would be a bad time to conduct hearings with family members. However, family members disagree with this decision.
The Heiltsuk Nation has worked for a tanker ban for many years. Now, legistlation has been introduced that would formalize an oil tanker moratorium along the north coast. This law will help protect the lands and waters of the Heiltsuk Nation.