First Nations


The Indigenous Teen Who Confronted Trudeau About Unsafe Water Took On the UN

Autumn Peltier is 15, Indigenous, and fighting for everyone around the world to have clean drinking water.


Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

In the 20th century, the U.S. and Canada carried out a quiet genocide against Indigenous women through coerced sterilization. In 2019, it’s still happening.


What I Learned at Canada’s Most Deliriously Patriotic Light Show

How can a light show be racist, you ask? The “Northern Lights” on Parliament Hill delivers in both official languages.


Indigenous Artists Tell Us What They Think About Land Acknowledgements

Cultural events in Canada often start with a statement to recognize the gathering is taking place on Indigenous land. Here's what five Indigenous artists think of the practice.


Justin Trudeau Facing Outcry Over Sarcastic Response to Grassy Narrows Protesters

It’s the latest in a string of controversies faced by Trudeau.


Trans Mountain Expansion Gets Another Green Light from National Energy Board

The report brings Justin Trudeau’s government one step closer to building the pipeline.


Neskantaga First Nation Fires Contractor Tasked With Fixing Water Treatment Plant

The First Nation has the longest-running drinking water advisory in Canada—25 years.


Family of newborn seized in a Winnipeg hospital hopes to be reunited with the baby

A live video of the government apprehension of the infant sparked outrage toward the practice that disproportionately targets Indigenous children


Video shows officials seizing newborn from mother in Winnipeg hospital

The apprehension was livestreamed by a relative of the First Nations woman. More than 90% of children apprehended in Manitoba are Indigenous.


Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs open gate to avoid RCMP confrontation

Members of the First Nation say they will take their fight over land rights in northern B.C. to court.


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.


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.