Indigenous

A child’s dress hung on a cross blows in the wind near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the site in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021. The Catholic religious order that operated some residential schools in Canada says it will give researchers access to its archives in Rome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Oblates to open Rome archives for search of residential school records

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to get full access to records in the Italian city

A child’s dress hung on a cross blows in the wind near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the site in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021. The Catholic religious order that operated some residential schools in Canada says it will give researchers access to its archives in Rome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ryan Saunders has 13 charges against him (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘Self-centred’: Former colleague testifies against disgraced Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders has allegedly stolen from over 107 youth

Ryan Saunders has 13 charges against him (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Nuchatlaht First Nation elder and councillor Archie Little, centre, and Tyee Ha’with (Chief) Jordan Michael, far left, stand with supporters outside B.C. Supreme Court before the start of an Indigenous land title case, in Vancouver, on Monday, March 21, 2022. The lawsuit brought by the First Nation seeks to reclaim part of its territory on Nootka Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. First Nation’s land rights claim is about reconciliation, lawyer tells court

Lawsuit says government effectively dispossessed Nuchatlaht nation of territory on Vancouver Island

Nuchatlaht First Nation elder and councillor Archie Little, centre, and Tyee Ha’with (Chief) Jordan Michael, far left, stand with supporters outside B.C. Supreme Court before the start of an Indigenous land title case, in Vancouver, on Monday, March 21, 2022. The lawsuit brought by the First Nation seeks to reclaim part of its territory on Nootka Island, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The B.C. Supreme Court is shown in Vancouver, on Jan. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over First Nation’s land rights

Suit names federal, provincial governments, logging firm Western Forest Products as a defendant

The B.C. Supreme Court is shown in Vancouver, on Jan. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)

First Nation in central B.C. to host 1st-ever Allies Mountain Bikes Festival

Festival will include mountain biking, culture, films will be first of its kind

A rider carries her speed down a trail reinforced by rocks in the Simpcw trail network. (Paul Masukowitz photo)
Governor General Mary Simon speaks at an event to mark International Inuit Day and to rename a park in honour of deceased Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook in Ottawa on Sunday, November 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General requested briefing on the Indian Act

Mary Simon met with the deputy minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations last August

Governor General Mary Simon speaks at an event to mark International Inuit Day and to rename a park in honour of deceased Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook in Ottawa on Sunday, November 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
The Indigenous Perspectives Society and HeroWork unveiled the society’s newly renovated headquarters Saturday featuring a modern design, larger training spaces and plenty of showcased Indigenous heritage. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

‘We feel very honoured’: Renovated Indigenous Perspectives Society Langford HQ unveiled

Renos stem from partnership with HeroWork, a non-profit dedicated to helping other charities

The Indigenous Perspectives Society and HeroWork unveiled the society’s newly renovated headquarters Saturday featuring a modern design, larger training spaces and plenty of showcased Indigenous heritage. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. A year after construction was allowed to restart on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, it's chief executive says it is on budget and on schedule for completion by the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous groups still aim to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, even as costs soar

Construction costs of the expansion have ballooned by 70 per cent to $21.4 billion

Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline is seen under way in Kamloops, B.C., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. A year after construction was allowed to restart on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, it's chief executive says it is on budget and on schedule for completion by the end of 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Indigenous-focused coursework to be a high school graduation requirement in B.C.

New requirement would enhance knowledges of Indigenous Peoples in classrooms, province says

Graduating students from Seycove Secondary in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C. throw their hats during a physically distanced graduation photo Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Graduating students all over the world are celebrating their grads in different ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A child’s dress is seen on a cross outside a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Northern Alberta First Nation discovers 169 potential graves

Kapawe’no First Nation says potential graves have been identified using ground-penetrating radar

A child’s dress is seen on a cross outside a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, June 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canfor plans to sell forest tenure in Mackenzie region of B.C. to two First Nations

Canfor has also agreed to sell its Mackenzie site, plant and equipment to Peak Renewables.

Saanich has opened nominations for the 2020 Enviromental Awards on March 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right, Craig Davis, president of Pearson College, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Sc’ianew First Nations Chief Russ Chipps and Katie Black, executive director of Habitat Acquisition Trust, signing the standstill agreement on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Sc’ianew signs deal working with partners to protect Mary Hill

The deal could pave the way for an establishment of an Indigenous protected area

From left to right, Craig Davis, president of Pearson College, Metchosin Mayor John Ranns, Sc’ianew First Nations Chief Russ Chipps and Katie Black, executive director of Habitat Acquisition Trust, signing the standstill agreement on Feb. 24. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
St. Michaels residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (J.R. Rardon photo)

Another B.C. First Nation plans to probe grounds of former residential school

St. Michael’s was active in Alert Bay off Vancouver Island from 1894 to 1974, was torn down in 2015

St. Michaels residential school before it was torn down in 2015. (J.R. Rardon photo)
A red dress hangs on the side of the highway near Campbell River. Groups on Vancouver Island are hanging red dresses at prominent locations to raise awareness about Missing/Murdered Indigenous women on the island. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)

Keeping the hope fire burning: B.C. First Nation honours missing and murdered women

Mowachaht/Muchalaht honour Nuu-chah-nulth women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered

A red dress hangs on the side of the highway near Campbell River. Groups on Vancouver Island are hanging red dresses at prominent locations to raise awareness about Missing/Murdered Indigenous women on the island. (Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror)
(Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)

Aerial project takes B.C. First Nation elders to revisit remote homelands

The project is part of an information-gathering exercise by Tahltan Central Government

(Adam Amir/Tahltan Central Government)
The statue of John Deighton, known as Gassy Jack, was toppled by a women’s march on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (cjquaschnick/Twitter)

Squamish Nation asserts need to lead reconciliation after Gassy Jack statue toppled

Nation will recommend to Vancouver what to do with the space where the statue once stood

The statue of John Deighton, known as Gassy Jack, was toppled by a women’s march on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (cjquaschnick/Twitter)
A photograph of St. Philip’s Residential School in Saskatchewan from the archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface **MANDATORY CREDIT**

First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools

Graves discovered on grounds of St. Philip’s and Fort Pelly residential schools near Kamsack

A photograph of St. Philip’s Residential School in Saskatchewan from the archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface **MANDATORY CREDIT**
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‘Should be an alarm bell’: Calls for action after fatal fires on First Nations

Study found First Nations people living on reserves were 10 times more likely to die in a fire

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Electrical transmission lines are seen south of Chesley, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Alberta Utilities Commission is negotiating a settlement with ATCO Electric tied to an alleged breach of regulations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

ATCO, investigators given more time to reach settlement on alleged rule breach

ATCO has acknowledged it made mistakes and has offered a $16-million settlement

Electrical transmission lines are seen south of Chesley, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Alberta Utilities Commission is negotiating a settlement with ATCO Electric tied to an alleged breach of regulations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Kw’umut Lelum Foundation is selling Valentine’s Day cards to raise awareness about its efforts and promote the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. Pictured are Sharon Hobenshield, foundation executive director, and Kayla Seymour, cultural support worker. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

B.C. non-profit’s Valentine’s Day cards say ‘I love you’ in Indigenous language

Kw’umut Lelum Foundation emphasizes revitalization of Hul’q’umi’num

Kw’umut Lelum Foundation is selling Valentine’s Day cards to raise awareness about its efforts and promote the Hul’q’umi’num’ language. Pictured are Sharon Hobenshield, foundation executive director, and Kayla Seymour, cultural support worker. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
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