First Nations

CHEFS

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
2.15.19
Photos

A Portrait of Life in Canada's Yellowknife Shack Community

Photographer Pat Kane’s ‘Offgrid’ series about shack-dwellers and houseboaters needs to be seen.
Pat Kane
12.21.18
LGBTQ

Inside a Pageant for Indigenous Drag Queens

Instead of the cutthroat competition of ‘Drag Race,’ queens in ‘Black Divaz’ lift each other up.
Luke Ottenhof
10.25.18
climate change

An Inter-Tribal Gathering Is Helping Scientists Fight Climate Change

Indigenous tribes from Siberia and the Pacific Northwest gathered this summer to strategize their survival in the rapidly warming Arctic.
Avery L. White
8.20.18
DNA Hoax

A Sketchy DNA Testing Service Said Dogs Had First Nations Ancestry

Are Canadians using this DNA laboratory to claim First Nations tax exemptions?
Sarah Emerson
6.14.18
The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

How Canada's Indigenous Families Grieve the Loss of Their Loved Ones

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police estimated that between 1980 and 2012, around 1,200 Indigenous women were murdered or went missing.
Sara Hylton
4.4.18
HOTY2017

The Activist Fighting for High-Tech Reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous People

As executive director of the First Nations Technology Council, Denise Williams wants to equalize the digital playing field for BC’s Indigenous communities.
Jordan Pearson
1.25.18
painting

[NSFW] The Wild West Gets Surreal in These Epic Paintings

Kent Monkman’s 'The Rendezvous' painting series illuminates a little-known corner of American history.
Beverly Bryan
7.26.17
radioactive waste

First Nations in Ontario Are Grappling With Nuclear Waste on Their Lands

The plan to build a nuclear waste dump on the Great Lakes is inching forward. It still needs consent from the Saugeen Ojibway Nation.
Kate Lunau
6.27.17
Fashion

Meet the Native American Designers Innovating in the Fashion World

"Native Fashion Now" celebrates modern designers working at the intersection of tradition and revolution.
Beverly Bryan
6.24.17
National Aboriginal Day

Google Maps Will Now Display More Than 3,000 Indigenous Lands in Canada

The announcement comes on National Aboriginal Day.
Bryson Masse
6.21.17
indigenous rights

How Indigenous Millennials Are Using Tech to Save Their Dying Languages

Decades of oppression and forced assimilation have led to the steep decline of Indigenous languages. Now tech-savvy young people are fighting to preserve their culture.
Polina Bachlakova
6.6.17
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