In British Columbia, school started over a week ago, but special needs children in at least 11 school districts have been told to stay home or attend classes for less than a full day. In some cases, gradual entry is requested to help students transition.
The body of a Cree woman who went missing nearly five months ago was found this week in a wooded area in Surrey, B.C. Deanna Desjarlais was originally from Saskatoon. Her relatives are looking to find answers about how she died.
The development of new programs in school which include Indigenous languages has led to an increase in the demand for teachers who are fluent in Indigenous languages.
The National Gathering of Elders was held in Edmonton, where Indigenous elders from communities across Canada met to discuss controversial topics including climate change.
Ron Walker, executive director of Operations at the Canadian Native Friendship Centre in Edmonton, is speaking out about the importance of education in First Nations communities. The Canadian Native Friendship Centre and the Saskatoon Tribal Council has partnered with Pathways to Educ
The St. Albert Healing Garden will open to the public on Friday, September 15, 2017, with a pipe ceremony and celebration.
In May 2016, Canada adopted plans to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in accordance to the Canadian Constitution. Since then, annual meetings have been held with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and Prime Minister
Prophet River First Nations members are waiting to see if the federal government follows through on its promises to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
As many as 4,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit elders from across the country will gather in Edmonton for the inaugural National Gathering of Elders on Monday, September 11, 2017.
Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario is creating a full-time elder position to take the lead on brining in a cultural perspective. Indigenous elders have an entire set of knowledge that no one else has and can bring their expertise to higher education systems.
Kanahus Manuel, an activist from the Neskonlith band of the Secwepemc people in British Columbia, will lead a group of activists opposed to the Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced he is splitting Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) into two ministries in an effort to follow through with recommendations by the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) over 20 years ago.
Paul Tuccaro and his family will be allowed to tell the story of his siser, Amber, who was murdered, as part of the national inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Edmonton.
Members of two British Columbia First Nations have occupied two fish farms within the last week to try to force the farms to shut down. James Walkus of Kwakiutl First Nation on Vancouver Island believes fish from fish farms is actually well-cared for and very healthy.
Federal and provincial ministers and First Nations groups met on September 5, 2017, to discuss efforts to rebuild parts of British Columbia after the summer's devastating wildfires.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council will host a gathering for families members of murdered and missing women and girls from September 12-14, 2017, in Port Alberni, BC.
In September, First Nations students will return to an underfunded and under-equipped education system.