Indigenous issues

Indigenous issues

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.
Graham Isador

Woman or Girl Killed Every Other Day in Canada, Young Women at Greater Risk

A new report found that Indigenous and rural women have a much higher risk of being murdered.
Anne Gaviola
Views My Own

The Real War Facing the Wet’suwet’en Nation

The pipeline-fuelled conflict between the RCMP and land defenders in northern BC is a war between tribal and colonial law as old as Canada itself. And it’s a war we’ve internalized.
Trevor Jang
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
Views My Own

The Gerald Stanley Verdict Shows There’s No Justice for Indigenous Peoples

Colten Boushie was shot dead on a Saskatchewan farm. An all-white jury decided the man that killed him did no wrong.
Ryan McMahon
The VICE Guide to Right Now

First Nation Upset With Chief’s Inclusion in New ‘Civilization’ Game

‘This doesn't sit well with many of us because that's not what Poundmaker represents.’
Mack Lamoureux

Ian Campeau on Leaving A Tribe Called Red for a Life of Advocacy

‘In Tribe I didn't feel I was doing the political work I could be doing.’
Joshua Ostroff
First Nations

Indigenous Land Not Sacred Enough to Block BC Ski Resort, Supreme Court Rules

The Ktunaxa First Nation’s religious complaint against Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort has been thrown out by Canada’s top court.
Sarah Berman
Indigenous issues

An Indigenous Blockade in Winnipeg Is Halting Deforestation Efforts

Activists have held up construction on private property and surprisingly, they have the law on their side.
James Wilt

This Artist Recreated Famous Movie Posters With Indigenous People

‘I was accused of cultural appropriation of Western culture, which is insane.’
Luke Ottenhof

Video shows police beating, restraining First Nations man who died minutes later

An inquest this month into Romeo Wesley’s death is examining whether police and doctors could have acted differently
Hilary Beaumont
Indigenous issues

How an Indigenous Neighbourhood Patrol Is Fighting Overdoses in Winnipeg

Bear Clan Patrol began as a response to 15-year-old Tina Fontaine’s disappearance, and has since found new ways to serve a hurting community.
Geraldine Malone