A number of Indigenous tribes across the United States have moved to recognize same-sex marriages this year, bringing the total to eight, many of which are in states that moved in the opposite direction. But where do First Nations in Canada stand on sexual and gender diversity?
A growing outcry over orientation-week chants encouraging rape has led student leaders at the University of B.C. to abandon their FROSH celebrations altogether, pledging more education on the issue of sexual assault.
Street nurse Bonnie Fournier is remembered as the “mom of the Downtown Eastside.”
More than a decade after their predecessors waged a battle to ban gay-friendly books from their school district’s classrooms, the Surrey school board’s trustees passed an anti-homophobia regulation June 20.
The launch of Parliament’s Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women was applauded as a rare show of political consensus, drawing unanimous all-party support on Feb. 27.
Affordable housing is a recognized human right, say legal advocates, but too many residents of B.C. are unable to exercise that right, or even access the legal system as tenants.
Named: RCMP, VPD, City of Vancouver, justice minister, crown prosecutors. Pickton siblings accused of ‘abetting’ murders.
Canada’s national police force insists it is taking seriously allegations of widespread police misconduct and abuse against Native women, including several rapes, death threats and violence, brought forward by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).
As violence against women dominates discussions among Aboriginal and human rights groups in Canada, south of the border the long-sought Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 12.