article Residential School Survivors Reunite In Williams Lake
(British Columbia) -- Residential school survivors in Williams Lake, B.C., are reuniting this weekend to remember and heal.
article Rediscovered art by residential-school pupils paints a portrait of survival
(British Columbia) -- For 50 years, a rare collection of first nations paintings was stashed away in bags and boxes, long forgotten by the artists. The subjects are...
article Residential schools settlement agreement breached again – allegations
(British Columbia) -- Residential school survivors are being reassured that they’re safe now that a convicted murderer is back behind bars. The notice comes from...
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article Respect is key to aboriginal approval of Northern Gateway pipeline
(British Columbia) -- Contrary to what regular readers of newspapers might believe, aboriginal communities in Canada are not knee-jerk opponents of development. On the...
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article Northern Gateway dismisses report on risk of oil spills
(British Columbia) -- John Carruthers, president of Northern Gateway Pipelines, has dismissed a report by Simon Fraser University that calls into doubt the oil-spill...
article Northern Gateway panel tangled in web of aboriginal interests
(British Columbia) -- A top Northern Gateway Pipelines official says the company is trying to balance the many competing interests in the project, and realizes it may be...
article Enbridge Faces Rising Opposition to Northern Gateway Pipeline With Protests, Arrests
(British Columbia) -- Opposition continues to grow against Enbridge's proposed 728-mile, $5.5 billion Northern Gateway pipeline, which would pump 525,000 barrels of...
article Oil pipeline opponents may target rail shipments next
(British Columbia) -- Opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline are threatening to turn their sights on CN Rail, as at least one Alberta oil company explores the...
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Mining & Drilling
article Aboriginal leaders urging voter engagement in B.C. election
(British Columbia) -- With new oil pipelines, tanker routes, LNG plants, mines and hydro-power projects proposed throughout British Columbia, aboriginal leaders are...
article First Nations partnerships with Canadian industry showing benefits
(British Columbia) -- Most, if not all, Canadian large-scale resource development projects are situated on or pass through the traditional territories of First Nations.
article A path to solving disputes between miners and First Nations
(British Columbia) -- Bringing Aboriginal Peoples and exploration-mining companies together efficiently through negotiated agreements is too often the promise unachieved...
article Canadian mining companies subject of worldwide protests
(British Columbia) -- Tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets of Bucaramanga, the country's sixth-largest city, last month to defend their water supply...
article First Nation queries tanker safety changes, as historic spill continues to ooze
(British Columbia) -- A first nation on British Columbia’s central coast says the federal government is welcome to launch immediately expanded aerial oil spill...
article Shell Oil out: Native tribe still sees threat to ‘sacred headwaters’
(British Columbia) -- The Tahltan Nation, in remote northwest British Columbia, blocked roads and staged sit-ins to keep Shell Oil from developing a huge coal bed...
article Natural Gas Development Permanently Banned from Headwaters of Major Salmon Rivers
(British Columbia) -- On February 2, leading environmental advocacy group ForestEthics, along with its allies and partner groups, will join in a community event in...
article B.C. First Nation asks court to block Canada-China deal
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. First Nation has asked the Federal Court to stop Canada from ratifying an investment treaty with China until it and other bands have been...
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First Nations Politics
article BLOG: A Canadian Indian Stands Up for Her Aboriginal Rights
(British Columbia) -- The item below helps to illuminate the next round in the Canadian government’s political prosecution and persecution of Kwitsel Tatel.
article Comment: Beyond ‘quick wins’: Decolonizing British Columbia
(British Columbia) -- British Columbians will soon be going to the polls to determine the next government of the province. Whatever happens, the new government will face...
article How does native funding work?
(British Columbia) -- The recent Idle No More protests, as well as Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence’s 45-day hunger strike, have raised awareness of native issues.
article A Good Use of Heartbeats: An Interview With First Nations Activist Caleb Behn
(British Columbia) -- First Nations activist, attorney and writer Caleb Behn talks about the continuing colonial incursions into his Dene homeland in Northeastern...
article OP/ED: Canada has nothing to gain, much to lose by ignoring land rights of indigenous peoples
(British Columbia) -- Community hearings into the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline wrap up this week in Vancouver. As an international human rights organization with...
article Blood Tribe debates next step
(British Columbia) -- Filled with hope after a recent meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Blood Tribe chief and council are working with the Blackfoot...
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Idle No More
article Idle No More Enters a New Phase, Seeks Next Steps
(British Columbia) -- Idle No More’s founders and leaders are determined to keep the movement’s momentum going and to maintain pressure on aboriginal leaders...
article Idle No More to welcome Oprah Winfrey to Coast Salish territory
(British Columbia) -- When media icon Oprah Winfrey takes to the stage tonight (January 24) in Vancouver, she'll be greeted by thousands of screaming fans (including...
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Missing Women Crisis
article Rights group blasts Harper for abuse response
(British Columbia) -- The human-rights watchdog that documented allegations of police abuse against aboriginal women in B.C. is taking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to...
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South Surrey Casino
article NDP would review but not freeze casino growth
(British Columbia) -- BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix won't pledge to block new casinos or expansions but says he expects the BC Lottery Corp. to rethink its current...
article LETTER: Opposition to Surrey casino was widespread
(British Columbia) -- Re: Surrey casino's defeat a religious affair, Feb. 4: The document presented Surrey city council at the Jan. 14 meeting did name two Sikh...
article LETTER: Clarification on 2010 Surrey casino vote
(British Columbia) -- As I always want to ensure that accurate information is given to the general public, I feel I need to clarify and rectify a statement I made...
article LETTER: Public input was required
(British Columbia) -- I feel compelled to clarify the development history of the proposed South Surrey entertainment complex. 1. In 2009, the City of Surrey received two...
article Surrey casino’s defeat a religious affair
(British Columbia) -- Members of several religions took aim at South Surrey proposal. Surrey’s Sikh community played a key role in defeating a proposed mega-casino...
article Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Muslims defeat Surrey casino
(British Columbia) -- It’s not often that diverse religious leaders team up together to accomplish anything in multi-faith Canada. They usually just go about their...
article Surrey casino’s defeat a religious affair
(British Columbia) -- Surrey’s Sikh community played a key role in defeating a proposed mega-casino in the city last month, joining other faiths in signing last-...
article COLUMN: Location killed casino
(British Columbia) -- Surrey council made a well-reasoned decision in rejecting a casino licence for a proposed hotel and convention centre on 168 Street near 10 Avenue.
article Gaming minister slammed for intervening in casino decision
(British Columbia) -- A Liberal MLA says the behaviour of the minister for gaming leading up to the vote on the Surrey Casino proposal sure seemed like lobbying.
article Langley Township has room for cancelled Surrey casino
(British Columbia) -- Now that the city of Surrey has rejected a proposed casino hotel and entertainment complex, the Township of Langley is hinting it might be...
article LETTER: What's so scary about a casino?
(British Columbia) -- Re: Mayor defends casino rejection after criticism from minister, Jan. 21: Those who opposed the Surrey casino development probably went out and...
article OP/ED: Casino vote was bold statement
(British Columbia) -- Wowsers - I'm impressed. Apparently the snide "Development First" tag isn't an appropriate fit for Mayor Dianne Watts and her...
article Opinion: City's public hearings a three-ring circus
(British Columbia) -- If you happened to be driving past Surrey City Hall on Saturday around 2 a.m., you might have noticed the building was still lit up. Inside, Mayor...
article Surrey’s mayor angry at BCLC after comments over casino decision
(British Columbia) -- Surrey’s mayor is firing back at BCLC over comments directed at her about her no vote in the casino decision. Dianne Watts cast the tie-...
article BC Liberal MLA criticizes Coleman's casino intervention as ‘inappropriate’
(British Columbia) -- BC Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg says he is “surprised” and “disappointed” to learn that B.C.’s minister responsible for...
article BCLC seeks new casino site near South Surrey
(British Columbia) -- South of Fraser communities from Delta to Langley will now be considered for a new casino to replace the South Surrey proposal narrowly rejected by...
article Newton slots could be permanent following casino decision
(British Columbia) -- South Surrey may not be getting a gaming facility, but Newton might. Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is permitted to redevelop the...
article $100-million casino rejected in Surrey
(British Columbia) -- A controversial casino has been rejected in Surrey after councillors voted 5 to 4 against the project that pitted residents aiming to preserve a...
article Appetite for gaming growth dwindling: expert
(British Columbia) -- Surrey just put a stop to casino plans and Vancouver did it two years ago, so are casinos dead? A public policy expert says he believes that’...
article Council kills bid for south Surrey casino complex
(British Columbia) -- A casino in South Surrey faces long odds after council folded its cards Saturday on approving a $100-million entertainment facility.
article Minister slams casino rejection
(British Columbia) -- B.C. Lottery Corp. has lost confidence in Surrey politicians and will not "waste time and money" coming to the city with new gaming...
article Proposed casino project voted down by Surrey council will not go to another area of the municipality
(British Columbia) -- After a proposed casino and entertainment complex was nixed by Surrey City Council early Saturday morning, BC’s Minister responsible for...
article Surrey council rejects controversial resort casino
(British Columbia) -- Mayor Dianne Watts defended Surrey council’s rejection of a proposed $100-million casino, saying while the hotel and conference centre...
article Surrey council votes casi-NO
(British Columbia) -- A gamble to build a $100-million casino and entertainment complex in South Surrey didn’t pay off for developers, despite support from the B.C...
article Surrey council votes down $100M mega casino
(British Columbia) -- Surrey City Council has voted down a controversial mega casino project after a marathon council session ended early Saturday morning.
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article BLOG: Symposium considered commodification of native culture
(British Columbia) -- In Canada, because of its peoples multicultural nature, it often becomes second nature to borrow from other societies when creating an idea of what...
article Investigation launched into allegations of police abuse of northern B.C. women
(British Columbia) -- The independent agency that fields public complaints about the RCMP is formally investigating allegations that aboriginal women were abused and...
article RCMP under review over native women after scathing report
(British Columbia) -- The civilian watchdog that oversees the RCMP is launching a public-interest investigation into the force’s treatment of aboriginal women and...
article RCMP’s treatment of B.C. aboriginal women, girls coming under watchdog’s scrutiny
(British Columbia) -- Longstanding complaints by northern B.C. First Nations people about their treatment at the hands of the RCMP has triggered an investigation by the...
article Grand Chief returns to UN aboriginal body
(British Columbia) -- One of northern B.C.'s most acclaimed First Nations leaders has been reappointed to a prestigious international position.
article B.C. voters with Indian status cards asked for other ID to cast ballot
(British Columbia) -- Elections BC is blaming a “mistake” by polling workers in a Vancouver-area riding after First Nations voters who attempted to use their...
article World’s fish have been moving to cooler waters for decades, study finds
(British Columbia) -- Fish and other sea life have been heading toward the Earth’s poles for more than three decades, a mass migration to cooler waters that...
article Monitor: Discrimination against women behind bars
(British Columbia) -- If a man is arrested in Victoria and goes before the court and his case is adjourned for a few days for a bail hearing, he arrives at the Vancouver...
article B.C. First Nation threatens blockades over infrastructure trespasses
(British Columbia) -- Southwestern British Columbia's St'at'imc Chiefs Council is threatening to block a highway and rail line and "embarrass"...
article Native carver fined $11,000 for possessing eagle parts, trafficking in dead wildlife
(British Columbia) -- In a lengthy, controversial case that stirred deep passions among aboriginal leaders, a 56-year old native carver has been fined $11,000 on...
article Attica riot figure dies in apparent accident in Canada
(British Columbia) -- A controversial figure from the 1971 inmate uprising at the Attica State Correctional Facility has died in an apparent accident near an isolated...
article Only inmate convicted of murder after Attica prison riot dies in Canada; was pardoned in ‘76
(British Columbia) -- The only inmate convicted of murder following the 1971 Attica prison uprising has died in Canada, where he had made a name as a civil rights and...
article First Nations group outraged at destruction of ancient rock art sites
(British Columbia) -- Members of a Nanaimo First Nations group are outraged after crews contracted by BC Hydro damaged a documented ancient rock art site during work...
article Deal or no deal? NDP and Liberals spar over casino project
(British Columbia) -- The NDP and the Liberals are battling over whether there is, or is not, a deal in place with Paragon Gaming over a new casino project near BC Place.
article Ka-ching! for Coquitlam
(British Columbia) -- Gamblers at Coquitlam's Boulevard Casino contributed more than $1.8 million to city coffers in the first quarter of the year.
article Mount Currie’s Kalan Wi gear up for Native American Music Awards
(British Columbia) -- After Hurricane Sandy destroyed hundreds of submissions to this year’s Native American Music Awards (NAMA), Mount Currie band Kalan Wi figured...
article B.C. Mountie cleared of assault of First Nations teen
(British Columbia) -- A Williams Lake RCMP officer who punched a First Nations teen in the face has been acquitted of an assault charge. On Monday, the judge ruled...
article First Nations woman to run Vancouver Island to raise awareness of youth suicide
(British Columbia) -- Four years ago, Kelly Paul’s brother committed suicide. The 17-year-old member of the Tsartlip First Nation was set to graduate from high...
article B.C. NDP candidate quits over racist remarks on 1st campaign day
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. NDP dropped Kelowna-Mission candidate Dayleen Van Ryswyk on the first day of the provincial election campaign over controversial comments...
article Astrophysicist Cardinal literally shooting for the stars
(British Columbia) -- He has two comets named after him and more recently shot a satellite into space. Now, Robert Cardinal, a First Nation astrophysicist from the...
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