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The Conversation: Wet'suwet'en First Nation defends territory from pipeline
The Conversation: Wet'suwet'en First Nation defends territory from pipeline (December 13, 2018)

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, in northern British Columbia.


Tribes see setback in caribou reintroduction efforts in Lower 48
Tribes see setback in caribou reintroduction efforts in Lower 48 (November 12, 2018)

The South Selkirk Mountains caribou herd is down to just six animals.


Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe
Colville Tribes win big in effort to keep homelands safe (September 17, 2018)

The Colville Tribes are celebrating after securing a huge victory against the world's largest mining company.


George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world
George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world (September 11, 2018)

We urgently need a set of practical guidelines for addressing and preventing heritage loss by Indigenous peoples.


'I'm elated': First Nations celebrate victory in pipeline case
'I'm elated': First Nations celebrate victory in pipeline case (August 31, 2018)

Indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.


Robert Alexander Innes: A symbol of Indigenous genocide comes down
Robert Alexander Innes: A symbol of Indigenous genocide comes down (August 15, 2018)

Perpetrators of genocide should never be forgotten, but they should not be celebrated either.


Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas invents new genre
Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas invents new genre (July 16, 2018)

Haida traditions are an inspiration to contemporary artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, the inventor of a new graphic genre.


The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics
The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics (June 20, 2018)

Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women reclaim traditions in pipeline fight (May 17, 2018)

With affordable and energy-efficient tiny houses, indigenous women are bringing back elements of Secwepemc culture.


Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct' (April 19, 2018)

The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.


Earliest known footprints in North America date back 13,000 years
Earliest known footprints in North America date back 13,000 years (April 2, 2018)

Two adults and one child left the oldest known set of human footprints in North America, according to researchers in Canada.


YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline
YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline (March 14, 2018)

Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


High Country News: Indigenous guardians protect their homelands
High Country News: Indigenous guardians protect their homelands (February 9, 2018)

In the Great Bear Rainforest, Indigenous guardians enforce tribal and environmental laws.


The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights
The Conversation: Threats to Bears Ears and sacred places violate human rights (December 18, 2017)

Legal and policy frameworks in both the U.S. and Canada fail to reflect emerging norms related to Indigenous legal and cultural traditions and human rights.


Judge to decide who represents Native community in British Columbia
Judge to decide who represents Native community in British Columbia (July 7, 2017)

A judge in Canada is being asked to decide who represents a Native community where an energy project has generated significant controversy.


YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams
YES! Magazine: Coastal tribes preserve culture and health with clams (July 7, 2017)

Coast Salish people did not only harvest shellfish from the wild, but they actively managed beaches into productive clam beds to ensure a dependable food source.


Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada
Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada (March 31, 2017)

Now that a Colville citizen has won the right to exercise his aboriginal hunting rights across the border in Canada, what comes next for the Washington-based tribe?


Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (March 27, 2017)

A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.


Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems
Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems (August 31, 2016)

Imagine every morning having to set a full pot of tap water on your stove and continuing to wait for it to boil just to be able to drink it.


Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generations
Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generations (August 19, 2016)

A school on the Lower Kootenay Reserve in British Columbia is drawing interest thanks to its focus on language and culture.


Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations
Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations (August 8, 2016)

For the people of White Earth and other tribes, both cases may mean that our tribal government and legal institutions may be able to protect citizens from non Indian businesses who break our laws.


Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concert
Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concert (July 1, 2016)

Ron Austin, an artist and hereditary chief from the Wet'suwet'en Nation of British Columbia, collaborated with musician Alex Cuba on the effort.


Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (April 15, 2016)

A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic waste into the Columbia River.


Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood
Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood (February 11, 2016)

Josiah Wilson is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and is considered an "Indian" under Canadian law but his lack of Indian blood is keeping him off the court.


Michael Marchand: Arrow Lakes people still fighting for our rights
Michael Marchand: Arrow Lakes people still fighting for our rights (February 11, 2016)

To make a long story short, the lands were so rich that Canada wanted them and took them. Arrow Lakes people were declared extinct and their lands confiscated.


Teams protest corporate sponsor of Native basketball tournament
Teams protest corporate sponsor of Native basketball tournament (February 8, 2016)

Players and elders from the Haida Nation of British Columbia are bothered by the growing involvement of energy companies in the All Native Basketball Tournament.


First Nations sign agreement to protect lands from development
First Nations sign agreement to protect lands from development (February 2, 2016)

Logging will be barred on about 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.


Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada
Pacific Northwest tribes oppose expansion of pipeline in Canada (January 27, 2016)

The four tribes in Washington say the Trans Mountain pipeline threatens their treaty protected rights and could lead to more oil spills in the Salish Sea.


Alex Jacobs: Native community brings old Curtis film back to life
Alex Jacobs: Native community brings old Curtis film back to life (December 14, 2015)

The name Edward S. Curtis immediately invokes spirited discussions amongst Native and non-Native artists, scholars and just plain folks who are attracted to the historic, romantic and nostalgic.


James Mills: First Nation finally regains control over membership
James Mills: First Nation finally regains control over membership (December 8, 2015)

Since 1986, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Band in British Columbia has been working on taking control of their membership.


Television series focuses on tribal police in British Columbia
Television series focuses on tribal police in British Columbia (November 4, 2015)

'Tribal Police Files' is being produced by Steve Sxwithul'txw, a former tribal police officer.


Terese Marie Mailhot: My father died at the Thunderbird Motel
Terese Marie Mailhot: My father died at the Thunderbird Motel (October 23, 2015)

According to documents, he was beaten over a cigarette or a prostitute. I prefer the cigarette.


Marlana Thompson-Baker: I voted for the first time in Canada
Marlana Thompson-Baker: I voted for the first time in Canada (October 20, 2015)

Being a traditional Mohawk mother, who grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation, I have always fought for the earth and our way of life with the rest of my nation.


First Nation in British Columbia in shock after attack at office
First Nation in British Columbia in shock after attack at office (October 15, 2015)

A First Nation in British Columbia is reeling after an attack at the tribal office left 11 people injured and the suspect dead.


Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (July 28, 2015)

I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.


First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony
First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony (June 23, 2015)

Christina Gray will the first person to wear a Tsimshian button blanket and cedar hat to the bar ceremony.


Native language requirement added to schools in British Columbia
Native language requirement added to schools in British Columbia (June 12, 2015)

Students from kindergarten through grade four in Prince Rupert will learn Sm'algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people.


Restaurant apologizes for racial comment to Native filmmaker
Restaurant apologizes for racial comment to Native filmmaker (May 5, 2015)

Laura Milliken was shocked when a server at a restaurant blamed a high rate of crime on Native people.


Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservation
Terese Mailhot: The epidemic of early death on the reservation (April 27, 2015)

Don't misunderstand me, I'm proud of my heritage, but not of our mortality rate.


Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logo
Opinion: Celebrate the Native origin of the Seattle Seahawks logo (January 29, 2015)

Sometime in the 19th century, on the soggy, green coast of Vancouver Island, an artist sat down with some fresh cedar.


Authorities treating arson at First Nation's office as a hate crime
Authorities treating arson at First Nation's office as a hate crime (January 20, 2015)

Racist graffiti was found inside the structure after the fire, which caused $40,000 in damage.


Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada
Colville Tribes participate in repatriation ceremony in Canada (September 22, 2014)

Remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor were exposed earlier this year in British Columbia.


Serial killer sentenced to life term for murder of Native woman
Serial killer sentenced to life term for murder of Native woman (September 16, 2014)

A serial killer was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a Native woman and to three additional life sentences for three other murders.


Native leader won't leave job despite complaints over big salary
Native leader won't leave job despite complaints over big salary (August 7, 2014)

Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation said band members continue to support him.


Editorial: Welcome decision to ban faux headdresses at festival
Editorial: Welcome decision to ban faux headdresses at festival (August 5, 2014)

Newspaper welcomes decision to ban ban faux headdresses at the Bass Coast music festival.


Editorial: Holding First Nations leaders accountable for earnings
Editorial: Holding First Nations leaders accountable for earnings (August 5, 2014)

Newspaper says the First Nations Financial Transparency Act will make Native leaders more accountable to their people.


Canada posts reports of salaries earned by First Nations leaders
Canada posts reports of salaries earned by First Nations leaders (August 1, 2014)

Chief Ron Giesbrecht of the Kwikwetlem First Nation earned nearly $1 million.


First Nations in British Columbia stake claim to ancestral land
First Nations in British Columbia stake claim to ancestral land (July 11, 2014)

At least three bands are moving quickly to assert their title to ancestral lands.


Peter d'Errico: Native Nations still fighting regimes of domination
Peter d'Errico: Native Nations still fighting regimes of domination (July 9, 2014)

Peter d'Errico discusses how Native title has been treated differently in the U.S. and Canadian courts.


Column: Native title decision poses major test for government
Column: Native title decision poses major test for government (July 2, 2014)

Columnist discusses the landmark Native title decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia.


First Nations from British Columbia win major land  title decision
First Nations from British Columbia win major land title decision (June 26, 2014)

Landmark decision recognizes Native rights to their aboriginal territory.


First Nations prepared for battle over pipeline through territory
First Nations prepared for battle over pipeline through territory (June 18, 2014)

Energy firm promises to work with Native communities along the route.


Suspect charged for 2006 murder of Native woman in Manitoba
Suspect charged for 2006 murder of Native woman in Manitoba (June 2, 2014)

Myrna Letandre was murdered in September 2006.


British Columbia man on trial for 2010 murder of Native woman
British Columbia man on trial for 2010 murder of Native woman (June 2, 2014)

Cynthia Frances Maas was Native mother who was killed in 2010.


KRBD: Tribes in Alaska and First Nations team up for mining fight
KRBD: Tribes in Alaska and First Nations team up for mining fight (May 21, 2014)

Tribes in Alaska and First Nations in British Columbia are working together to address mining issues on both sides of the border.


Native mother welcomes criminal investigation of son's death
Native mother welcomes criminal investigation of son's death (May 8, 2014)

The RCMP has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a Native man at a work site in British Columbia.


Doug Cuthand: First Nations hold a trump card over pipeline
Doug Cuthand: First Nations hold a trump card over pipeline (April 28, 2014)

Native columnist Doug Cuthand explains why First Nations in British Columbia oppose a pipeline through their aboriginal territory.


Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life
Washington Tribes: Pipeline project threatens Native way of life (February 17, 2014)

Leaders of four Washington oppose energy pipeline that would run from British Columbia to the Salish Sea.


Non-Native woman runs for chief of Burns Lake First Nation
Non-Native woman runs for chief of Burns Lake First Nation (January 21, 2014)

Pauline Goertzen, a non-Native woman, is in the running for chief of the Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation in British Columbia.


Death of Mohawk activist John Boncore ruled as accidental
Death of Mohawk activist John Boncore ruled as accidental (August 27, 2013)

The British Columbia Coroners Service said the death of Mohawk activist John Boncore was accidental.