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Indigenous Affairs

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Why Land Use in Mining Is Key to Reconciliation

Fair Mining Collaborative helps First Nations ensure rights, interests protected at every stage of projects.

By Tyee Staff, 2 Dec 2016


news

New Tool Aims to Keep Low-cost Indigenous Housing Available

Association wants to see providers make best choices to stay open and debt free.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Dec 2016


opinion

Trudeau Just Sacrificed BC for Big Oil

First Nations are owed so much more, and he will soon find that out.

By Judith Sayers, 29 Nov 2016


news

What Would a National Indigenous Housing Strategy Look Like?

Firstly, it would be Indigenous led and administered, according to those we asked.

By Katie Hyslop, 22 Nov 2016


tyeenews

Tyee Seeks Emerging Indigenous Reporter for Fellowship

We’re partnering with Journalists for Human Rights to offer this three-month paid position. Please spread the word.

By Robyn Smith, 7 Nov 2016


news

How to Bring First Peoples into BC Classrooms

If done right, ‘we can have a fundamentally changed society,’ says educator Jo Chrona.

By Katie Hyslop, 3 Nov 2016


news

BC Company Claims ‘Net Zero’ Answer to Reserve Housing Energy Woes

Structures aim to bring next-generation efficiency within the budget of First Nation communities.

By Katie Hyslop, 5 Oct 2016


opinion

Trudeau’s LNG Approval: What a Difference a Day Makes

Absent winning smiles and shirtless selfies, this doesn’t feel like ‘positive politics.’

By Heather Libby, 28 Sep 2016


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‘Water Will Drive Most Decision-making’ in BC’s Future, Says Land Champion

Deborah Curran, 2016 Real Estate Foundation award winner, on how land use and water flow together.

By Chris Wood, 26 Sep 2016


news

New BC Pipeline Spill Details Show Largest Involved 1,000 Litres of Oil

Oil and gas commission releases details on seven crude oil spills in 2015.

By Andrew MacLeod, 23 Sep 2016


news

First Nation Protestors Rally For Fish Farm Evictions

Campbell River meeting comes as Morton video of farmed fish goes viral.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 31 Aug 2016


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Highlights from BC’s First Ever ‘World Indigenous Basketball Challenge’

Sixteen teams recently gathered in Burnaby for a slam-dunk tournament.

By Christopher Cheung, 31 Aug 2016


news

RCMP Arrest Four Indigenous Protesters over Fish Farm Action

‘It is the right of any human to protect their land and water,’ says one protester.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Aug 2016


news

First Nation Serves Evictions Notices to BC Fish Farms

Orders follow a number of developments, including federal decision to extend licences.

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 22 Aug 2016


news

Site C ‘Running Roughshod’ over Indigenous Rights, Wilson-Raybould Said in 2012

Comments raise questions about government’s recent approval of permits for dam project, says NDP critic.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 12 Aug 2016


mediacheck

‘You’re Not the Indian I Had in Mind’

It’s what I hear all the time from film crews interviewing me. Here’s what I wish they knew beforehand.

By Jess Housty, 11 Aug 2016


news

Police Failures Must Be Addressed in Missing Women’s Inquiry, Say Families

One advocate suggests separate probe into policing issues would be justified.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 4 Aug 2016


culture

That First Goose: Excerpt from a Trapline Memoir

In ‘The Shoe Boy,’ Duncan McCue recalls a formative trip spent hunting in northern Quebec’s wilds.

By Duncan McCue, 21 Jul 2016


news

Assembly of First Nations Seeks Investigation of Furlong Abuse Allegations

Delegates to annual meeting say original claims have never been properly addressed.

By Bob Mackin, 15 Jul 2016


opinion

Northern Gateway Decision a Huge Victory for First Nations' Rights

Government failed to consult despite clear past rulings, but pipeline not dead yet.

By Judith Sayers, 1 Jul 2016