Canada's prime minister has called on Indigenous leaders including the Wet'suwet'en Nation to not stand in the way of reconciliation with Canada.
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.
The Gitga'at First Nation would be "shocked" and "disappointed" at an approval.
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.
VICE News spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his historic visit to an isolated First Nations 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
“I want this nightmare to be over.”
“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.