It’s a bittersweet victory for the Musqueam, who won their battle to stop development atop an ancient village but could only do so by buying it back.
Buried Deep in Peter Kulchyski’s new book, titled Aboriginal Rights Are Not Human Rights: In Defence of Indigenous Struggles, is a powerful lesson from a Cree protest camp.
A city-funded “participatory mural” project for the Stanley Park Ecology Society has come to a standstill after the commissioned artist said she was told to remove words and images deemed inappropriate for the side of Nature House.
A class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government on behalf of tens of thousands of indigenous children who were seized and moved to white families in an adoption wave known as the “Sixties Scoop” can now proceed after being approved by an Ontario judge.
It’s been 62 years since the Cheslatta Carrier Nation faced an offer they couldn’t refuse from B.C.: abandon their soon-to-be-flooded villages and cemeteries in two weeks, or go to jail.
At the tender age of 20, Vancouver archeology student Matthew Go has already discovered a 1,200-year-old priestess tomb, excavated roughly 30 skeletons, and hopes to one day help bring closure for victims of international mass killings.
A day after national residential school abuse hearings wrapped up in Vancouver, B.C., tens of thousands of people sprawled through the city’s downtown, calling for a new relationship between Canadians and aboriginals.
Events around Truth and Reconciliation Commission aim to foster healing, hope for a better future.
A spate of disturbing police incidents across Canada has re-ignited calls for law enforcement reform, in a summer that saw Alberta police shoot an Aboriginal star from the reality TV show Mantracker, and Québec police under fire for the beating of an Innu man, captured on video.
The name of Vancouver Island’s Saanich nation – WSÁNEC, as they spell it – means “emerging people.” And today, a remarkable re-emergence of traditional names is occurring in the peninsula they call home.