The Indigenous Homes Innovation Challenge will be launched by the federal government this fall for First Nations communities to win $30 million toward innovative housing projects on reserve.
After 2017 wildfires made for good growing conditions for morel mushrooms, local First Nations began regulating morel picking within their territories to reduce destruction of the land. Permits were issued to those wishing to pick morel mushrooms, and sacred areas were closed.
Members of the Tahltan Nation are displaced as a forest fire rages through British Columbia near Telegraph Creek. Thirty-two homes have been destroyed, and firefighting crews are working to save culturally significant sites and buildings.
The City of Victoria, B.C., has removed the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald outside the steps of city hall. Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada’s first prime minister, and he pushed the residential school system policy forward.
The Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island has accepted the financial help of Steelhead LNG to restore the Sarita River Watershed. The restoration of the watershed will bring an important salmon resource back to the Huu-ay-aht.
Ruth Campbell, a 66-year-old Vancouver resident and former lawyer for the Attorney General of B.C., and Noaa Edwards were arrested on August 1 for blocking access to the Westridge Marine Terminal and halting construction.
On Aug 2, 1989, Ronald and Doreen Jack and their two children disappeared on their way to new jobs in a logging camp. The Jacks lived in Prince George, B.C.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been granted intervenor status in the B.C. government’s court of appeal case on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) canditate Russ Diabo has stated he believes the federal government has undue influence over the AFN. Federal Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett was invited to speak to the Alberta caucus.
The Semiahmoo First Nation in B.C. has been on a boil water advisory for the past 15 years. The First Nation has reached an agreement in which the City of Surrey will provide potable water and sewer services for the community.