First Nations

People gathered for a solidarity rally in Smithers after hereditary chiefs served Coastal GasLink with an eviction notice from a worksite on traditional Wet’suwet’en territory near Houston. (File photo)

Progress on Wet’suwet’en rights and title slower than parties would have liked

Murray Rankin said the pandemic and the complexities of the negotiations are behind the slow progress

 

Sylvia Byron, with Mia Moutray, Michelle Roberge, Tom Clement and Wendy Clement at Ferland Park listening, learning and sharing dialogue on the 94 calls to action offered by the TRC. (Aman Parhar photo)

Good Neighbours Committee take action toward truth and reconciliation in Vanderhoof

Weekly sessions in Ferland Park on 94 calls to action

 

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council logo.

New regional Dakelh language app available for android users

Language app builds sense of identity for Carrier Sekani First Nations

 

A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)

Salmon hatchery program opens at Nak’azdli

Hatchery returns to operations

A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)
Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)

Assembly of First Nations National Chief visits Saik’uz

Saik’uz plays host to RoseAnne Archibald

Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Family of slain Indigenous man confront RCMP in Campbell River

‘I’ll never see my son’s face again’ — Lowndes’ mother

A woman screams in frustration at Campbell River RCMP members during the procession. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)

B.C. First Nation confirms more than 160 unmarked graves found on grounds near former residential school

Penelakut Tribe offering healing sessions for those affected by the discovery

Photo of Kuper Island Residential School taken in the 1920s. (B.C. Archives photo)
St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)

B.C. First Nation to search for unmarked residential school burial grounds in Alert Bay

On Vancouver Island, there are 202 children known to have died at 5 schools

St. Michael’s residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (File photo)
Saik’uz First Nation councillors Jackie Thomas (left) and Rodney Teed stand outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver after a 189 court case involving Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations, Rio Tinto, B.C. and Canada closed Friday, July 9. (Saik’uz First Nation image)

Nearly 200-day trial by northern B.C. First Nations against Rio Tinto winds down

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations await decision by BC Supreme Court

Saik’uz First Nation councillors Jackie Thomas (left) and Rodney Teed stand outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver after a 189 court case involving Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations, Rio Tinto, B.C. and Canada closed Friday, July 9. (Saik’uz First Nation image)
Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

Vancouver Island Indigenous leaders call for unity, end to violence, vandalism in Victoria area

A Malahat Nation totem was damaged in apparent retaliation of Capt. James Cook statue teardown

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam read the South Island First Nations’ public letter, calling for solidarity and respect and an end to vandalism in the Greater Victoria region. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)
The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nation calls on B.C. to respect, follow court ruling on industrial developments

‘We are not against industry, if this is done right there’s plenty of work for everyone’

The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., on April 18, 2017. The chief of a B.C. First Nation that won a landmark court case called on the provincial government to respect the decision ordering the province to stop authorizing industrial developments on the nation’s territory. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Showing Solidarity Through Art: Residents honour indigenous voices on Canada Day

Art night hosted July 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Park to show solidarity as a community

  • Jul 6, 2021
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An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)

Block-long ‘every child matters’ mural in Vancouver to stay 2 years past Canada Day

Haida artist Tamara Bell is among dozens deciding to honor the lives of Indigenous children instead this July 1

An ‘every child matters’ commemorative mural now stretches a block-long in East Vancouver. (Facebook/Tamara Bell)
Saik’uz Nation chief and council will not be celebrating Canada Day 2021. (Saik’uz First Nation image)
Saik’uz Nation chief and council will not be celebrating Canada Day 2021. (Saik’uz First Nation image)
Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

Canada Day shouldn’t be cancelled, instead focus on uniting: Indigenous MLA Ellis Ross

The former Haisla Nation chief calls on leaders to be careful with their language and not inspire hate and violence

Skeena B.C. Liberal MLA Ellis Ross at a gathering in Terrace on June 21. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe

VIDEO: Whales appear during Indigenous ceremony for 215 children in Campbell River

‘Our ancestors wouldn’t appear if we weren’t doing things in a good way’ — Cory Cliffe

A pod of orcas joined the 7 Generation Steward Society at the Tyee Spit singing in memorial for the 215 children found in Kamloops. Photo courtesy Cory Cliffe
Singing and drumming was also held at the outdoor gathering on Friday, June 4. Hundreds of people attended from around the region. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Nak’azdli Whut’en sings for stolen children

Vigil held in honour of children at Kamloops residential school

Singing and drumming was also held at the outdoor gathering on Friday, June 4. Hundreds of people attended from around the region. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
The flag at Saik’uz First Nation will remain at half-mast for 215 days. It was lowered at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 31. Chief Priscilla Mueller encourages Canadians to read the Truth and Reconciliation report. “Understand its 94 calls to action and participate in the rectification of this grave injustice,” she said. (Photo submitted)
The flag at Saik’uz First Nation will remain at half-mast for 215 days. It was lowered at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 31. Chief Priscilla Mueller encourages Canadians to read the Truth and Reconciliation report. “Understand its 94 calls to action and participate in the rectification of this grave injustice,” she said. (Photo submitted)