indigenous rights

The Pipeline Project picks up five Jessie Award nominations

"The Pipeline Project," a play based on the complex debate around the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, has picked up five Jessie Award nominations, which celebrate professional excellence...

Lori Shenher on 'That Lonely Section of Hell'

Lori Shenher’s book about the botched investigation of the murdered women from Vancouver’s downtown eastside elicits emotional responses from panelists.
Indigenous rights, Citizenship, Birth Certificate, Health care, SIN

Indigenous man with no birth records granted citizenship after decades in court

DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the...
Environment, BC Environment, Coastal First Nations, Indigenous rights

Talks continue after B.C. Rail buys coal licenses on "sacred" ground

VICTORIA — Sixty−one disputed licences to mine coal will be bought by a Crown corporation, in an area of northwestern British Columbia considered sacred by First Nations, says B.C. Minister of...
First Nations in Canada, Indigenous rights, Healthcare, Supreme Court of Canada

Manitoba's highest court rules family of man who died during ER wait can sue

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's highest court has ruled the family of a man who died during a 34-hour emergency room wait can sue the health authority for a breach of charter rights. Lower courts struck out...
Naomi Klein photo by Ed Kashi

Naomi Klein on fracking, Indigenous rights and Canada's federal election

Naomi Klein's book This Changes Everything, synthesizes much that environmentalists have been warning about the social, environmental, political consequences of climate change. Her thesis...

First Nation groups condemn federal government's "indefensible attack" on Indigenous rights at UN meeting

First Nations groups are expressing outrage at the Canadian government's stance toward Indigenous rights, expressed at a United Nations forum on Indigenous rights. "It is deeply concerning......

Native Planet challenges audiences to redefine humanity’s relationship with the environment

Native Planet, a new six-part documentary series takes audiences to the front lines of an Aboriginal-led fight for Mother Earth. Last week, the series kicked off with the story of a Maori tribe’s...

Research initiatives in the Okanagan grow by 40 per cent

Since 2006, faculty and student research has grown from $8.3-m to $11.6-m.

First Nations lead the way in Victoria protest against pipelines and oil sands

First Nations leaders led the protests of 4,500 people in Victoria on Monday.