The graduation rate for Indigenous students in the Sea to Sky school district increased to 86.1 percent in the 2016-17 school year, up from 35 percent in 2009. District officials credit district-wide changes in curriculum.
The election for the Assembly of First Nations national chief will take place in Vancouver, B.C., on July 25.
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion faces significant delays as over 1,000 permits remain unresolved, a basic route has not been determined, and as many as 25 hearings have yet to be conducted. These delays could last as long as two years.
The government of British Columbia has commited to creating and operating 1,750 units of housing through the Indigenous Housing Fund. Funding will be available for projects both on- and off-reserve.
As more B.C. Indigenous languages become endangered, teachers and students work to get more people speaking the languages. The B.C. and federal governments have promised more funding to preserve Indigenous languages.
While some of the flood waters in British Columbia have receded, the Katzie First Nation continues to prepare for flooding along the Fraser River with sandbags and emergency evacuations. Mild temperatures have caused high snowpacks to melt and flood central B.C.
It is now commonplace for social activists to acknowledge they are living upon unceded Indigenous territory in British Columbia. It is a milestone, however, for the premier of the province to adopt that language.
Contemporary knowledge keepers working in historical museums have kept the story of Canada’s Indigenous people alive and allow tourists to make education a part of their vacation experience.