Freelance writer and aspiring filmmaker Olivia Loccisano reflects on her decision to dedicate her life to the First Nations town of Conklin in Northern Alberta, population 350, as a mentor teacher to Aboriginal children.
Kids won when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. Andrea Auger discusses the tribunal’s findings on racial discrimination in Canada’s Indigenous child welfare programs.
In this illuminating piece, Seattle journalist Erika Lundahl examines how, in Alberta, First Nations are forced to “engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with” Big Oil “in order to survive.”
Environmentalist David Suzuki argues that the recent agreement between government, industry, First Nations and environmental groups to protect the Great Bear Rainforest should have included efforts to end the “barbaric” and “disgusting” grizzly bear trophy hunt.
A new study says climate change threatens fishing traditions that have sustained First Nations along Canada’s Pacific coast for thousands of years. The study found that climate change could reduce fish species such herring and salmon, “which are among the most important species commercially, culturally, and nutritionally for First Nations,” by up to 50 percent by 2050.