Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special energy project envoy may have delivered some optimistic words for bringing together the Crown, First Nations and industry in B.C.
On Dec. 6, SWN Resources announced it was halting its shale gas exploration for the year, incomplete. Now, as the community awaits the Texan firm’s likely future return, Windspeaker has learned the community is launching healing circles to deal with the trauma of the police raid, as well as contemplating a court battle over their treaty rights.
Aboriginal leaders are applauding a report by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special West Coast energy envoy that recommends meaningful consultation with First Nations is essential if development is to proceed.
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?
Review of Peter Kulchyski’s provocatively titled new book, Aboriginal Rights are not Human Rights (Arbeiter Ring, 2013).
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.
Despite failing two environmental assessments in a row over its controversial Prosperity mine near Williams Lake, B.C., Taseko Mines Ltd. raised eyebrows when it fired a rare shot at the federal regulator, claiming its decision was flawed.
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.