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.
The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame has installed a new Indigenous Sport Gallery. This permanent, 1,000-square foot exhibit will honour Indigenous athletes, including NHL and Olympic athletes.
The University of Victoria is offering a historic degree that combines Indigenous and non-Indigenous law. Students in the program will participate in field studies in Indigenous communities across the country, where they will tackle many of the issues facing those communities.
After Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his plan to consult with First Nations about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he was ordered to apologize for using un-parliamentarian language.
Lisa Helps is seeking re-election after serving one term as mayor of Victoria. Helps is one of 10 people running for mayor, while another 29 are vying for eight council positions.
Perry Bellegarde, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), believes the federal government should move the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline and marine shipping terminal to avoid Indigenous communities that are opposed to the project.
A year-long review led by the Ontario’s chief coroner Dirk Huyerwas has released an 86-page report that concludes the deaths of 12 children in Ontario were the result of systems failing repeatedly to meet the fundamental needs of young people.
Teara Fraser is the first Indigenous woman in Canada to launch an airline on her own. She was born in remote Hay River in the Northwest Territories and plans to fly her airline to hard-to-reach Indigenous communities.
New funding will allow communities in British Columbia to bring home the remains of over 700 Indigenous ancestors. Currently, the remains are in the Royal BC Museum.
A controversial test question for a Grade 12 Social Studies course in Alberta may have been in circulation for almost a decade.
The federal departments of Justice and and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada spent over $2.3 million between January 1, 2013, and May 9, 2018, on legal cases related to the claims for compensation lodged by survivors of St. Anne's Residential School. St.
The recent decision by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to deny approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion represented larger issues including the way Canada approaches Indigenous rights issues.
The Assembly of First Nations has expressed opposition to the federal government’s proposed “Rights, Recognition, and Implementation Framework.” Three of their concerns include the lack of a role for the provinces and territories, requiring self-governing First Nations to be recognized by t
Kirkland and Englehart district hospitals in Ontario hosted a series of Cultural Mindfulness Workshops to inform health care staff about Indigenous history and issues affecting First Nation communities.
Ermineskin Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, O’Chiese First Nation, and Tsuut’ina Nation joined forces to file an urgent action to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) against the federal government's agenda for reconciliation. In t
More than two years ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised $2.6 billion in funding for First Nations schools. That funding has yet to arrive, and schools still cannot afford science labs, sports equipment, or Indigenous language programs.
Indigenous Sign Language is on the verge of extinction as American Sign Language becomes the standard. For the most part, Indigenous communities are not able to provide the resources deaf children need, including someone to teach sign language. Deaf First Nation individuals have