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Squamish Nation first Indigenous group to Undertake large scale urban project in Canada

What’s a band to do with an oddly-shaped 11-acre parcel of land that’s dissected by the Burrard Bridge? The Squamish… Read more »


Passage of UN Declaration implementation bill should be non-partisan no-brainer

In 2010, former prime minister Stephen Harper publicly reversed his government’s opposition to the UN Declaration on the Rights of… Read more »


Women’s Memorial March Honours Memory, Lives of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

There is no greater power than the power of love. Love soothes our grief and emotional pain that comes with… Read more »


Nicole Robertson Reflects on Her Role in the Media

Donald Trump is known for dishing it out, but not too many people who are willing to challenge him back…. Read more »


Gary O’Neal: An American Warrior in the Highest Sioux Tradition ‘Guerrero Americano’ Part III

Part III – Part I and II can be found on firstnationsdrum.com O’Neal became attracted to martial arts, and he… Read more »

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Gary O’Neal: An American Warrior in the Highest Sioux Tradition ‘Guerrero Americano’ Part 1

Gary O’Neal was shot, stabbed, and riddled with shrapnel while serving his country over four decades in nations spanning the… Read more »

Gary O’Neal

First Nations say Trans Mountain review is rushed

VANCOUVER – It has been reported  that The National Energy Board will hear from 31 Indigenous groups and individuals  on… Read more »


Supreme Court Finds Government Does Not Have to Consult First Nations

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the federal government has no obligation to consult First Nations when drafting… Read more »

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Indigenous Soldier Database Lists Over 150,000 Names

Yann Castelnot is a former resident of Vimy, France, who immigrated to Canada 13 years ago. Over the past 20… Read more »


Tsuu T’ina Nation Hosting National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference

The Cannabis Act has created a monumental economic opportunity for Canada but it also brings unprecedented social and political concerns… Read more »

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