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Catalyzing Clean Energy

By Ian Scholten & Isaac Prazmowski On July 10, 2016, sixteen Indigenous people who had never met before, joined each… Read more »

Catalysts spent a lot of time discussing new ideas and how they can apply them to their own projects.

BC FIRST NATIONS JUDGE MARION BULLER NAMED CHIEF COMMISSIONER

By Frank Larue On August 3, the Federal government announced the Chief Commissioner of a five-member task force who will… Read more »

Judge Marion Buller speaks after being announced as the chief commissioner of the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

THIRTY NEW HOMES FOR MISIPAWISTIK CREE NATION IN MANITOBA

by Frank LaRue “The main thing for us is the mould issue. All our houses are subject to mould because… Read more »

Misipawistik Cree Nation Chief Harold Turner said many homes in the community have mould problems because of their proximity to open water year-round. (Winnipeg Free Press/CP)

New Town Being Built on BC First Nation

By Kelly Many Guns When entering Vancouver Island’s Stz’uminus First Nation’s Oyster Bay, drivers see a billboard sign that reads,… Read more »

Construction starts on New Town. Photo Submitted.

Online backlash over shooting death fuels racial tensions

By Lloyd Dohla Saskatchewan First Nations leaders are condemning the provincial RCMP’s handling of the fatal shooting of a young… Read more »

"ColtenBoushie" Caption: Boushie was 22 years old when he was fatally shot. Photo: Facebook

HUSKY OIL SPILL IN SASKATCHEWAN RAISES QUESTIONS

By Frank LaRue ‘In some ways, the oil industry in Saskatchewan has been given a free pass by the province…. Read more »

A great blue heron brought in for treatment at Maidstone, Sask., near the site of a pipeline leak that spilled more than 200,000 litres of oil into the North Saskatchewan River. Photo Credit: CBC News, Submitted by Wendy Wandler

Shocking Report on Indigenous Child Poverty

WEST VANCOUVER, BC – COAST SALISH TERRITORY – The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report on Indigenous… Read more »

Eight-year-old Shakira Koostachin plays on a swing in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont. File April 19, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mohawk Grandmother – Wisdom Keeper

In Memory Of Alicja Rozanska; story by Danny Beaton Mohawk   Her name is Katsitsiase or Betty Maracle. I know… Read more »

Betty Maracle

Community and Culture – The Key to Stabilizing the Suicide Crisis

by Lee Rivers  Suicide rates among First Nations are six to eleven times the Canadian average, and since the creation of… Read more »

A Chipewyan woman and child set out to hunt muskrat in Garson Lake, western Saskatchewan.

40TH ANNUAL ELDERS GATHERING HELD IN WILLIAMS LAKE

By Frank LaRue  The 40th Annual BC Elders Gathering was held this year in Williams Lake from July 11th to… Read more »

Elders at Williams Lake Elders Gathering