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Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Law | National
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | National
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
Business | Canada | Law | Opinion
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
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
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
Canada | Environment | Law | National
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 chemicals into the Columbia River system.

Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood
Canada | Sports
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Environment | Sports
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
Canada | Environment
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
Canada | Environment
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
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Law
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
Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion | Politics
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
Canada
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
Canada | Environment | Opinion
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
Canada | Education | Law
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
Canada
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
Business | Canada
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion | Sports
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
Canada | Law
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
Canada | Environment | National
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
Canada | Law
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
Canada
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion
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
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
Canada | Law
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
Canada | Law | Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Law
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
Canada | Environment
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
Canada
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
Canada
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
Canada | Environment
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
Canada | Law
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada | Opinion
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
Canada
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
Canada | National
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.

Study: Native people used for hunger experiments  in Canada
Canada | Education
Study: Native people used for hunger experiments in Canada (July 17, 2013)
Native people in Canada were used for hunger experiments during the 1940s and 1950s, according to a new study.

Study links   Native people in British Columbia to ancient remains
Canada
Study links Native people in British Columbia to ancient remains (July 5, 2013)
Researchers have confirmed a genetic link between modern Native people in British Columbia and remains dating back 5,500 years.

Native woman swims 32 miles to raise    cancer research funds
Canada | Health
Native woman swims 32 miles to raise cancer research funds (July 1, 2013)
A Native woman from British Columbia swam 32 miles over the weekend to raise funds for cancer research.

Tribes in US and Canada diversify into winemaking industry
Business | Canada | Environment
Tribes in US and Canada diversify into winemaking industry (June 11, 2013)
Several tribes in the U.S. and Canada have joined the wine-producing industry. The Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia got into the business in 2001. The tribe supplies grapes to...

John Boncore, Mohawk activist, passes  in Canada at age 61
Canada | National
John Boncore, Mohawk activist, passes in Canada at age 61 (May 7, 2013)
John Boncore, a Mohawk activist who once tried to arrest former president George W. Bush, died on March 13. He was 61. Boncore was found near his home on the...

Residential school survivors   host   reunion in British Columbia
Canada | Education
Residential school survivors host reunion in British Columbia (April 25, 2013)
Survivors of a residential school in British Columbia are hosting a month-long series of events. The survivors of the St. Joseph's residential school will meet for a reunion and dedicate...

Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL  study
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: First Nations leaders slam Keystone XL study (March 11, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam...

Son of Squamish  Nation chief shot and killed by police officer
Canada
Son of Squamish Nation chief shot and killed by police officer (February 6, 2013)
An investigation is under way into the fatal shooting of Native man by a police officer in British Columbia. Ryan Jacob, 45, was shot and killed in the early morning...

Native teen to testify about alleged assault by police officer
Canada
Native teen to testify about alleged assault by police officer (January 23, 2013)
A Native teen is testifying today against a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who allegedly assaulted her. Jamie Haller was 17 when she was placed in the back of a...

First Nation goes to court to halt investment  deal with China
Canada | Law | World
First Nation goes to court to halt investment deal with China (January 22, 2013)
The Hupacasath First Nation of British Columbia filed suit to stop a trade deal between Canada and China. The lawsuit says the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act was...

Blog: Tahltan First Nation fought big energy company  and won
Canada | Environment
Blog: Tahltan First Nation fought big energy company and won (December 20, 2012)
"A eight-year-long confrontation between British Columbia natives and Big Oil has come to an end. The natives won. After years of protests, from road blockades in northern British Columbia to...

Former students at Native day schools seek $15B with lawsuit
Canada | Education
Former students at Native day schools seek $15B with lawsuit (December 4, 2012)
Former students at Native day schools are seeking $15 billion in compensation from the Canadian government. A lawsuit alleges the students were subject to abuse and loss of culture at...

Urban Native youth in British Columbia said to join    suicide pact
Canada
Urban Native youth in British Columbia said to join suicide pact (November 29, 2012)
Native advocates in British Columbia said they disrupted a "suicide pact" among 30 Native youth in Vancouver. The advocates heard about the pact on Facebook, The Globe and Mail reported....

Haida village in British Columbia defends controversial project
Canada | Environment
Haida village in British Columbia defends controversial project (October 19, 2012)
A Haida village in British Columbia is at the center of a controversial "ocean fertilization" project that involved the dumping of 100 tons of iron dust into the water. The...

Letter: Learn  from Menominee Nation on forest  management
Canada | Opinion
Letter: Learn from Menominee Nation on forest management (October 18, 2012)
"The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this. In 1854,...

KPLU: Colville Tribes back in court for    Columbia River pollution
Canada | Environment | Law
KPLU: Colville Tribes back in court for Columbia River pollution (October 11, 2012)
"A case involving cross border pollution of the Columbia River rests in the hands of a federal judge today. A Native American tribe and the state of Washington have sued...

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