Aboriginal People

B.C. Affordable Housing Plan Barely Passes For Band-Aid Solution

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be one of those folk that B.C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman believes has nothing better to do than get up and whine every day, but the B.C. government's affordable housing plan announced last week falls short. Sorry, someone had to say it.

Orange Shirt Day Inspired By A Girl Who Couldn't Wear Hers

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada

"All of us little children were crying and no one cared."

Aboriginal Gravesites Halt $40M Abbotsford Development Plan

CBC | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. developer is calling on the province to fix gaps in heritage conservation laws, after the City of Abbotsford recently rejected his bid to build...

The Population More Likely To Suffer From Heart Attacks

CBC | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living

First Nations people are more likely to be admitted to hospital for a heart attack and at an earlier age than residents of areas with a low aboriginal...

I'm in a Life-Threatening Abusive Relationship...With My Government

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat did not launch a hunger strike over a single piece of legislation. In short, this is what we have always been talking about. Whether the particular focus has been on housing, or education or the environment, or whatever else. What lies at the heart of all these issues is our relationship with Canada. And Canada? This relationship is abusive. We have been backed into a corner and we are literally fighting for our lives. We are literally dying, in so many preventable and unacceptable ways. I'm not being poetic or hyperbolic here and I don't just mean culturally. We are dying. I need you -- WE need you, to see the forest and not just the trees.

Empowering Aboriginal Peoples Through Education

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Empowering the present generation of aboriginal youth with a desire to learn and a desire to grow requires both the government and First Nations to accept responsibility for the initiative's success or failure.

Respecting Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: They Were Here First

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

When the Speech from the Throne promised 'concrete action' on Aboriginal issues, I thought the proof would be in pudding -- the 2011 budget. But no, the government had totally abdicated their responsibility for our Aboriginal peoples.