First Nations

Photos

A Portrait of Life in Yellowknife’s Shack Community

Photographer Pat Kane’s ‘Offgrid’ series, about shack-dwellers and houseboaters off Great Slave Lake, needs to be seen.
Pat Kane
12.21.18
Weed

How First Nations Are Dealing With Thriving, but Illegal, Cannabis Stores

In Ontario, where you can only legally buy weed from the province’s online store, dispensaries on First Nations are largely operating without interference from the state.
Colin Graf
12.20.18
VICE Canada Reports

How Indigenous Youth Are Healing Together

Indigenous filmmakers from the Nu Media Program partnered with VICE Canada to document the importance of how an Indigenous sharing circle helps address the epidemic of racism, violence, and intolerance.
VICE Staff
12.4.18
News

The Housing Situation in Canada’s North Is Dire

Apartments are scarce in Whitehorse, Yukon, and renters without government salaries are feeling priced out.
Lori Fox
12.4.18
Views My Own

Western Canada Is Still Struggling to Replace Cancelled Greyhound Service

Here’s what that means for remote First Nations communities who rely on buses for medical travel.
Emily Riddle
11.1.18
LGBTQ

Inside a Pageant for Indigenous Drag Queens

Instead of the cutthroat competition of ‘Drag Race,’ queens in ‘Black Divaz’ lift each other up.
Luke Ottenhof
10.25.18
Views My Own

Settler Governments Still Fail at Representing Indigenous People

We vote as means of “harm reduction”—but the outcomes are always stacked against us.
Samantha Marie Nock
10.23.18
News

What the Supreme Court Ruling on First Nations Consultation Means for Pipelines

Legal experts say we’re still years away from any clarity on the issue.
Sarah Berman
10.11.18
News

‘Tiny House Warriors’ Are Occupying a Park on Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline Route

Secwepemc land defenders’ fight to block the Trans Mountain expansion with tiny houses has just begun.
Sarah Berman
7.12.18
Photos

‘Payback’s a Bitch’: Photos of BC Protesting Trudeau’s Pipeline Buyout

Most of the province’s outrage following the Trans Mountain deal is focusing squarely on Justin Trudeau.
Jackson Weaver
6.4.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

How Canada's Indigenous Families Grieve the Loss of Their Loved Ones

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police estimated that between 1980 and 2012, around 1,200 Indigenous women were murdered or went missing.
Sara Hylton
4.4.18
Food

This Indigenous Scholar Says Veganism Is More Than a Lifestyle for White People

Dalhousie professor Margaret Robinson is living proof that Indigenous culture and veganism share some common ground.
April Johnson
3.27.18
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