First Nation


Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson

First Nation Ready For Legal ‘Battle’ If Northern Gateway Pipeline Is Approved

The Gitga'at First Nation would be "shocked" and "disappointed" at an approval.
Jordan Pearson

Inside Justin Trudeau's historic visit to an isolated Indigenous reserve in Canada

In April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Shoal Lake 40, a community that has been on a boil water advisory for 20 years, for a VICELAND documentary airing this weekend in Canada. Here's a look at some of what he saw.
Natalie Alcoba

Justin Trudeau on Indigenous Issues in Canada: The VICE News Interview

VICE News spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his historic visit to an isolated First Nations community.

How VICE Brought Canada’s Prime Minister to a Remote Indigenous Community

VICE wanted to show Justin Trudeau some of the extreme challenges faced by young people in isolated Indigenous communities. VICE suggested several remote reserves and the Prime Minister's office decided on Shoal Lake 40.
Michael Gruzuk

Inside the Occupation by Indigenous Peoples That Has Spread Across Canada

A suicide crisis on the Aboriginal reserve Attawapiskat drew protesters, leaders, and mothers with young children in tow, to occupy offices of the Canada's Indigenous and Northern Affairs ministry this month.
Martha Troian

A Canadian Indigenous Community's Plea for Help Finally Heeded After 11 Suicide Attempts in One Day

Attawapiskat, a James Bay community of about 2,000 people, has been plagued by suicide for decades, but the crisis reached new heights on Saturday.
Tamara Khandaker

Justin Trudeau Urged to Visit Reserve Devastated by Fire That Killed Nine People

For the last week, the remote fly-in community of Pikangikum has been reeling with grief over the loss of three generations in a fire; three children from five-months to four years old and six adults from 24 to 51.
Rachel Browne

A Fire Killed Nine People on a Canadian Reserve With One Fire Truck, But No Water

Pikangikum, a fly-in reserve in northern Ontario, is in a state of shock, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and "trying to come to grips with the magnitude of the tragedy."
Tamara Khandaker
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Canadian Artists Send Messages of Hope to a Manitoba First Nation Facing a Suicide Crisis

“I want this nightmare to be over.”
Devin Pacholik

Aboriginal Chiefs Plead for Help in Canada After Children Commit Suicide

“We need grief counseling, we need people that can work with the families that are impacted by these tragic losses, and that’s what we need immediately,” Chief Wayne Moonias of Neskantaga First Nation said.
Tamara Khandaker

Canada's Ice Roads Are Melting — And That Is Terrible News for Aboriginal Communities

Isolated reserves in northern Ontario rely on ice roads to transport supplies in the winter, but warmer weather means those roads haven't frozen yet, so food and water are in short supply.
Hilary Beaumont