First Nations


BREAKING: Trudeau announces $2 BILLION to school reopening plan, $112 million to First Nations schools

The "Safe Return to Class Fund" will go towards keeping students and staff safe during the virus, aiding in the prevention of outbreaks.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Busting the myth of opposition to gas and oil by First Nations

Contrary to the anti-oil and gas narrative, for British Columbia and Alberta First Nations with a public position on oil and natural gas development, most favour it.

Gregory John and Mark Milke

Activists call for replacing of Canadian flag with Indigenous artist's design

The "inclusive" Canadian Native Flag would ironically exclude millions of Canadian citizens, an injustice that ignores the work of a nation.

Mia Cathell

Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain pipeline approval dismissed by Supreme court

The Supreme Court Of Canada has dismissed a new appeal from First Nations in British Columbia over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Sam Edwards

Appeals for Alberta premier to fire speechwriter who called residential schools 'bogus genocide story'

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has been placed under pressure to fire a speechwriter who called residential schools a "bogus genocide story."

Nico Johnson

Crown drops charges against Chief Adam in RCMP altercation

All charges have been dropped against Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation that were laid following an arrest that took place on March 10.

Quinn Patrick

Senator calls for resignation of RCMP commissioner after comments on systemic racism

Lucki had previously stated that she acknowledged that she struggled with an exact definition of systemic racism, but would later say that she regrets not saying it outright.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Dashcam footage of First Nation chief arrest raises questions about RCMP police brutality

Footage captured from an RCMP vehicle dashcam shows Chief Allan Adam being arrested in March and in the process one RCMP officer tackles him to the ground.

Quinn Patrick

Manitoba First Nations will go ahead with annual powwow

A First Nations Chief in Manitoba says they will go ahead with their annual powwow despite the province's public health orders to limit the size of gatherings.

Quinn Patrick

Cottagers kicked out of Birch Island due to pandemic

Residents who are non-band members of Whitefish River First Nation have been given notice to vacate their homes within 24 hours.

Quinn Patrick

Calgary man charged after threatening Indigenous people with coronavirus infection

The post was reported to police by local Indigenous elders, who brought it to Tsuut'ina Nation and Blood Tribe police.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Anti-pipeline protestors shut down train travel for fourth day

Environmental protesters have blocked Via Rail tracks for the fourth day now, blocking Trains in the Windsor-Quebec corridor.

Nico Johnson

B.C. First Nation ordered to pay $30,000 after “white bastard” comment

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that a B.C First Nation must pay $30,000 after its chief referred to a woman councillor a “white bastard.”

Barrett Wilson

Highlights of Métis Week in Alberta

A look at the events that took place in the past week to commemorate the Metis of Alberta.

Travis Gladue-Beauregard

Swan River: Questions of voting rights continue to plague First Nations

Some First Nation members are finding it hard to run for office in their communities because of spending time off the reserves.

Travis Gladue-Beauregard and Lucas Holtvluwer