The Metis Settlement General Council has signed the Framework Agreement for Advancing Reconciliation with the federal government.
The agreement in principle is closer to a resolution with a deal on a potentially multibillion-dollar settlement for former students of Indian Day Schools. The individual compensation amount has not yet been made public.
The True, Lasting Reconciliation report, a joint effort of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, has been released.
Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced $5.7-million in federal funding for 28 Indigenous Guardians pilot programs. Nine of the programs are in British Columbia.
According to a new study released by the Montreal Economic Institute, First Nations communities and members involved in resource development have experienced rising incomes where members now out-earn national averages. The report focused on First Nations communities in rurual ar
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to the Tsilhqot'in community for the hanging of six chiefs during the so-called Chilcotin War more than 150 years ago.
The Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Conference is being held in Blue Mountain Inn near Collingwood. Chiefs Lester Anoqout of Saugeen and Chief Gregory Nadjiwon of Nawash hope the conference is an important step in reconciliation.
The shíshálh Nation and British Columbia have come to an agreement that recognizes Indigenous title and rights. The two parties have agreed to work together on environmental concerns and promote economic opportunity and growth for the shíshálh Nation and the Sechelt region.
An Indigenous language renaissance is happening in Canada, but advocates say more must be done to save the 34 endangered Indigenous languages in BC. The First Peoples' Cultural Council would like for all of them to be recognized as official languages.
The annual Orange Shirt Day, which commemorates the residential school experience, can take place any day between Sept. 28 and the end of the month. Phyllis Webstad spoke to Jeremy Harpe of CJWE 88.1 FM about her first day of residential school at the St.