Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett announced at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting that the federal government will make changes to its decades-old funding model for First Nations. Changes include the ability of First Nations governments to carry over unused m
The Assembly of First Nations annual meeting, held in Regina, will run through Thursday, July 27, 2017. Hundreds of First Nations chiefs will attend.
The $36 billion Pacific NorthWest liquid natural gas (LNG) megaproject planned for British Columbia has been cancelled. The decision was based entirely on economics and the future of the LNG market.
In an interview with the Tyee, new Education Minister Rob Fleming discusses the positive attitude the new governement has toward education.
Ric Richardson, a 61-year-old Metis business owner and mayor of the northern Saskatchewan village of Green Lake, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in February.
The Taskeo Mine project in central BC was rejected twice by federal reviews. It has now been issued a permit to proceed.
The Drum Is Calling is a special, 9-day arts and culture festival that will be held in Vancouver beginning July 22, 2017, to celebrate Indigenous peole through the Canada 150+ celebrations. Vancouver is the only city to add a plus sign to Canada 150 in honour of Indigenous people.
Alex Nelson, residential school survivor, is coaching Team British Columbia in soccer in the North American Indigenous Games. The team is known as 94 Calls in honour of Nelson and the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconcilation Commission.
The new British Columbia Premier John Horgan has appointed Melanie Mark as minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training.
A special suicide crisis meeting will be held on July 24, 2017, to address methods to give Indigenous leaders more control over health care resources. The purpose is to reduce bureaucracy when a crisis occurs.
A recent Site C report released by BC Hydro shows that the project has been late meeting three out of eight milestones for 2017 and could possibly be late meeting three more.
Marilyn Poitras recently resigned her position as a commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls due to issues with the structure of the inquiry. CBC News interviewed her about her reasons for leaving.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Métis National Council, and the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) plan to back out of their meeting with Canada's premiers on Monday, July 17, 2017, in Edmonton.
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.
Researchers are working with First Nations communities to understand what happens to Indigenous people during an evacuation.
Almost three years after the Mount Polley mine disaster, no charges have been filed or fines issued. Documents that reveal the governments reaction were requested by the Tyee almost three years ago and received earlier this month.
Chief Joe Alphonse of the Tl’etinqox First Nation west of Williams Lake said that 60 of 280 members stayed behind to fight the wildfires and save their homes and property.
In Williams Lake, British Columbia, more than 10,000 people are under an evacuation alert. As wildfires rage out of control, firefighters prepare for lightening and high winds to complicate an already dangerous situation.