British Columbia - Indigenous

The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, Indigenous, British Columbia
The 2015 women's memorial march will take place in many communities across Canada and in the United States on February 14. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder...
Keywords: Indigenous, Organizing, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
A room full of surprised veteran B.C. Aboriginal leaders erupted in “cheers and tears” after the Supreme Court of Canada, in the most important aboriginal rights case in the country’s history, ruled...
Keywords: Indigenous, British Columbia, All of Canada
Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women. The tool-kit aims to address some of the identified gaps in...
Keywords: aboriginal women, Indigenous, reserve, Women, British Columbia
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, British Columbia
Keywords: Indigenous, British Columbia
Yesterday was the official launch of Reconciliation Week in Vancouver, a series of events being held in conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Events are being held at...
Keywords: Indigenous, British Columbia
The Healthy Aboriginal Network creates posters, multimedia and comic books on health and social issues for and with indigenous youth. Check out their YouTube channel to see how they focus group-test...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Children and Youth, health, Indigenous, indigenous, literacy, native youth, wellness, British Columbia
For more then 120 years thousands of Aboriginal children in BC were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools where they were stripped of their language, culture and...
Keywords: Indigenous, British Columbia
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) will appear today before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, International
The goals of the Portal include collaboration, open communication and the sharing of experiences, tools & resources including key documents such as policies, plans, etc. created by First Nations...
Keywords: Case studies, First Nations communities and organizations, Indigenous, Templates, British Columbia
On the heels of Pivot's recent announcement that they will not be participating in the Missing Women's Inquiry, two more groups have withdrawn. The Women's Memorial March Committee and the Downtown...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
In its fifth year, the large turnout for the annual DTES Women's Housing March shows that the movement pushing for better access to safe and affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood, is not...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Tenants' Rights, Violence, Women, British Columbia
A successful First Nations university program has closed as a result of federal funding cuts. The Indian Studies Support Program of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, which had...
Keywords: Education, Indigenous, British Columbia
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has released a report on serving aboriginal homeless persons in a culturally sensitive way. From the Executive Summary: Previous research has shown that...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, British Columbia
The B.C. Missing Women Inquiry will examine the question of why it took so long to investigate and apprehend convicted murderer Robert Pickton. The Attorney General for B.C., Barry Penner, has denied...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia
For the last month, members of the Downtown Eastside Power of Women group have been sharing their stories about hope, struggle, love and resistance in the Downtown Eastside on the Vancouver Media...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Women, British Columbia
The Downtown Eastside Power of Women Group is launching the In Our Own Voices writing project in June 2011. After a six-week period of intensive writing, we are ready to share our stories about hope...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Women, British Columbia
Spirit of Warrior Harriet Nahanee is a blog dedicated to actions and analysis surrounding the legacy of Harriet Nahanee, an elder who died working to expose and resist the destruction of the Olympics...
Keywords: Indigenous, Organizing, British Columbia