The Government of Canada has posted 10 principles to help achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people on its website. These principles will guide the way the government partners with Indigenous people.
Since 2000, seven Indigenous children have been found dead in the Thunder Bay waterways. All but one were boys. Racial tension has increased in the community as Indigenous people work to get police to take the deaths of these children seriously.
This summer, Fort McMurray's Keyano College is hosting a four-day welding camp for First Nations and Metis students from the Wood Buffalo region. The Canadian Welding Association Foundation helps sponsor the camp.
The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine Aboriginal Admissions program celebrates 15 years and 71 Indigenous graduates as of May 2017. By 2020, the program will have graduated over 100 medical students.
At Canada 150, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the opportunity to reflect on the past and work with First Nations communities to work together toward the future.
A judge for the Superior Court in Quebec has denied a request from the federal government for an extension to fix discriminatory language in the Indian Act.
Indigenous protestors set up a teepee on Parliament Hill as part of a protest during Canada 150. Some were initially detained, but the RCMP has said that none will be arrested.
A suicide pact leading to the deaths of three Indigenous twelve-year-olds since January has prompted the Wapekeka First Nation to declare a state of emergency. After discovering the pact, Canada's health ministry promised $380,000 in funding, but has only provided $95,000.
Many Indigenous people in Canada will not participate in the observation of Canada 150. Many find it difficult to celebrate a country with a history of residential schools and abuse.
Many Indigenous communities will not celebrate Canada 150. Anne Solomon, president of the N'Swakamok Friendship Centre in Sudbury, believes Canada 150 might become relevant to Indigenous people if Canada would acknowledge their history and include them in the celebration.