The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp in Wascana Park is being torn down by the Provincial Capital Commission.
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The B.C government is pledging $550 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,750 new units of social housing for projects, both on- and off-reserve in Indigenous communities. The funding will make British Columbia the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. Read the rest of this entry
Chief of Six Nations calls for Indigenous jury members as trial with echoes of Colten Boushie case begins
Hamilton police say Jon Styres died of ‘gunshot-related injuries’ after being confronted by Peter Khill
by , CBC News,
The chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River says she will be watching closely as jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a Hamilton man accused of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a First Nations man. Read the rest of this entry
Grassy Narrows mercury victims up to 6 times more likely to have debilitating health problems, report says
‘With this health survey and with the discovery of mercury, it’s just a very dark picture,’ chief says
Residents of a northwestern Ontario First Nation who have been diagnosed with mercury poisoning are up to six times more likely to suffer from a wide range of debilitating health problems, a new report finds. Read the rest of this entry
Protester Maynard George says the action is connected to a First Nations claim to the land
CBC News, March 19, 2018
Indigenous protesters are again blocking the entrance to the Pinery Provincial Park, an action they say stems from a longstanding dispute over First Nations claims to the park on the shores of Lake Huron. Read the rest of this entry
Huu-ay-aht Nation declares public health emergency over high number of children in provincial care
By Angela Sterritt, CBC News, March 12, 2018
The chief councillor of the Huu-ay-aht Nation on Vancouver Island says the number of children in his nation being taken into provincial care has reached a crisis level.
Last week, the Huu-ay-aht leadership declared a public health emergency over the issue. The declaration comes after B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development took a three-day-old baby into care in January. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations say they’ve secured major work stoppage on Site C dam in advance of injunction application
by Charlie Smith, February 26, 2018
Many assumed the $10.7-billion Site C dam was a done deal when Premier John Horgan announced in December that B.C. Hydro would complete the project.
That perception was reinforced less than two weeks later when the Crown utility chose its preferred proponent for the generation station and spillways civil-works contract. Read the rest of this entry
Ian Mosby blames the legacy of residential schools
CBC News, Feb 27, 2018
A historian is in Saskatoon this week with a message about hunger and the role it plays in shaping contemporary health struggles among the Indigenous population.
Ian Mosby is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph. Mosby studies food, health and colonialism and is speaking tonight at Station 20 West tonight, and then again on Tuesday afternoon at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. Read the rest of this entry
CTV News, February 15, 2018
The death of an indigenous man in Kahnawake has caused some trouble for a family that wished to bury him as soon as possible.
Stuart Myiow Sr. died Tuesday morning at his home and was subsequently taken to Anna Laberge-Hospital in Chateauguay in order to be declared deceased. Read the rest of this entry
Stephen MacKinnon sentenced in Chilliwack court for stealing $2.3 million over eight years
Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress, Feb. 17, 2018
The man who stole millions of dollars from the Seabird Island First Nation was sentenced in provincial court in Chilliwack on Friday to four-and-a-half years in jail.
Stephen Andrew MacKinnon elicited no reaction in courtroom 201 as Judge Richard Browning handed down the term to the 48-year-old who embezzled approximately $2.3 million from the band while working in the finance department between 2005 and 2013. Read the rest of this entry