First Nations

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Artisan Butcher Heat Laliberte Has Made It Through Hell and Back

“I’m trans and I’m First Nations. Statistically, I should be dead. It makes me sad.”
Matthew Murtagh-Wu
2.18.19
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
3.28.18
prison

What It’s Like to Get Married in Maximum Security Prison

You’re stuck with a vending machine as caterer, but the love and vows are all the same.
Sarah Berman
2.16.18
First Nations

Why I Left the City to Become a Fur Trapper

While searching for my Indigenous roots, I found and reclaimed my family’s trapline.
Julia McIntyre-Smith
5.19.17
Stuff

Why a Former Top Indigenous Leader Is Starting Weed Grow-ops on Reserves

Ex-Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine wants to help remote communities cash in on a growing green-ish industry.
Cara McKenna
4.10.17
Stuff

Life, Salmon, and the Future for the 'Namgis First Nation

The indigenous Canadian community, which has long relied on fishing, sees farmed salmon as an existential threat.
Hannah Griffin
12.19.16
News

How Hydroelectric Projects in Canada Put First-Nations Communities at Risk

A Harvard study looked at the 22 proposed hydro projects in Canada's not-so-distant future, all of them near indigenous communities.
James Wilt
12.4.16
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“It Sounds Like Demons Are Coming Out of Her:" A Conversation with Tanya Tagaq

Watch award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden talk to the Inuk throat singer about her latest album 'Retribution.'
Max Mertens
11.9.16
Basketball

Calling Foul: The Indigenous Basketball Team Fighting Gas Sponsorship

VICE Sports discovers why the All Native Basketball Tournament is so important to the communities, what makes their style of basketball unique and how politics has started to work its way into the games.
VICE Sports
9.8.16
Stuff

A First Nations Canadian Mum Explains Why She and Her Kids Live Off the Grid

We talked to Kanahus Manuel about raising her four "freedom babies" and her mission to bring back traditional midwifery.
Sarah Berman
7.3.16
Stuff

We Asked Indigenous Artists and Thinkers Why Relocating Is Bullshit

Here's why moving First Nations isn't the answer that white critics think it is.
James Wilt
4.29.16
News

The Controversial Challenge of Dealing with Canada's Packs of Wild Dogs

We went went on a ride along with the Canine Action Project to see how they are trying to limit the need for dog culls on Canada's First Nations reserves.
Chelsea Laskowski
11.24.15
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