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
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.
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.
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.
Assembly of First Nations chiefs attended international meetings on climate change in both 2015 and 2016. Even so, influence on policy regarding the environmental and climate change agenda in Canada has been slow to happen.
Three of five executive positions are up for election this month in the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). Two competing sections in the FSIN Election Act caused a dispute over who would serve as interim grand chief.
The Sakimay First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan plans to create the community's own cannabis laws and regulations. Under the Cannabis Act, authority falls to the provinces, territories, and Ottawa.
The Elephant Hill Wildfire, one of the most destructive fires in BC in 2017, has made it easier for archeologists to look for previously hidden Indigenous sites. Joanne Hammond, an independent archeologist, is working for the Skeetchestn Indian Band, a First Nation whose traditi
Mike Metatawabin was the lead commissioner in the 2016 Mushkegowuk Council of Cree Nations's investigation of the suicide epidemic in the James Bay First Nations communities from Moose Cree to Attawapiskat to Fort Albany.
The Trudeau government has promised clean drinking water to dozens of First Nations after years of neglect for this fundamental human right.
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a federal appellate court’s decision that says the duty to consult does not play a role in the law-making process. The Mikisew Cree Nation challenged of two omnibus bills brought in by the Harper government.
A natural gas explosion north of Prince George, BC, shut down two pipelines and forced evacuations. The RCMP has determined the explosion was not criminal. Residents of BC are being asked to limit their use of non-essential natural gas.