First Nations

RCMP access request denied by Freda Huson

Conflict escalates as LNG pushes Unist'ot'en for land access

'We're blocking pipelines; we're not blocking everyone,' says Unist’ot’en Camp spokesperson Freda Huson.
Protest sign in Peace River valley area. Canadian Press photo

Peace Valley group appeals fail to quash Site C dam

The court ruled that the minister had the discretionary power to issue environmental approval.
Joyce Murray takes full responsibility for the ad, during a March media scrum. C

Newspaper apologizes for involving MP in controversy over ad

"We are responsible for it so we'll take the blame," said Rick Littlechild, the newspaper's general manager.
Elsie Dean and granddaughter Mic

At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community

With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.

Opinion: Clark selling out future generations to placate Malaysian oil and gas giant

Christy Clark’s about to drive another nail into the coffin of B.C.’s economic and environmental future. It’s such an unusual move for the B.C. legislature that so far it isn’t even listed on the...
grizzly bears Great Bear Rainforest - Ian McAllister

Coastal grizzly hunt territories eyed for purchase by First Nations, enviros

Two massive guide outfitting bear-hunt territories —one in the north and one in the south —appear to have willing sellers for the first time in years, leading to the tantalizing possibility for...
Audrey Siegl addresses the Shell oil rig platform. Greenpeace photo

Local artist-activist confronts Shell Arctic drill rig off Vancouver Island

Swimmers also occupy the waters and Greenpeace vessel attempts to intercepts the Shell oil rig off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
juvenile salmon, Lelu Island, Prince Rupert, LNG,

Natural Gas Minister, Grand Chief at odds on First Nations support of LNG project

'Virtually all' First Nations are on board with LNG project, says Coleman, but B.C.'s Grand Chief disagrees.
False Creek, canoe, procession, First Nations, TRC, Truth and Reconciliation

Residential school survivor's story illuminates Canada's need for change

'TIME TO QUIT LIVING IN SHAME': Mowachaht Elder Lillian Howard gives The Vancouver Observer a dark glimpse into her life as a residential school survivor.
prison abuse, substance abuse, First Nations, Indigenous women, Vancouver Police

Woman's suit alleging Vancouver police tethered her to jail door set to begin

The mother of four is seeking $25,000 in damages for alleged lasting injuries and emotional trauma