Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is being questioned about his role in cautioning people about the dangers of the Indigenous rights framework. First Nation organizations, including the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the Alberta Assembly of Treaty
In 2017, Senator Murray Sinclair was appointed by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to look into the ability of the police board, who are the civilians appointed to oversee the local force, to address issues raised by Indigenous leaders.
First Nations child welfare legislation has been announced by the federal government. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott reassured chiefs at the Special Chiefs Assembly that she did not want to litigation regarding Canada's underfunding of on-reserve child and family ser
A group of First Nations leaders met with senators on the hill to discuss Bill C-48, which is also known as the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. These First Nations leades want to stop the bill from passing.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has passed its own law regulating the cannabis industry on-reserve. Cannabis will not be distributed or sold until regulations under the law are developed and implemented. A three-person committee has been tasked with establishing and administerin
Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 by people marching through the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness about the impacts that hydroelectric development has had on northern Manitoba communities. Wa Ni Ska Tan is an alliance of hydro-impacted communities that
A new report has criticized the Thunder Bay Police Service, stating that systemic racism contributed to poor investigations of Indigenous deaths.
Assembly of First Nations Northwest Territories Regional Chief Kluane Adamak and Elders Council member Francois Paulette will accompany Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to the United Nations Climate Change conference. Indigenous peoples, their righ
Nak'azdli Whut'en members in northern BC cast their votes for four open council seats over four months ago. The First Nation has a custom election code that states candidates are not eligible to run for election if they've ever been convicted of an indictable offence.
Simpcw First Nation, about 80 kilometres north of Kamloops, BC, signed a mutual benefit agreement (MBAs) with Kinder Morgan when it owned the 1,500-km Trans Mountain pipeline.