The treaty process in British Columbia recently received a major setback as a community in southern B.C. put its treaty implementation processes on hold.
The muddy waters of aboriginal land claims and private property rights in British Columbia may have just cleared a little.
Despite headlines about poverty and low graduation rates, some First Nations communities in Canada are experiencing success.
A small First Nations community called Whitecap Dakota, located just outside of Saskatoon, has a lot to celebrate on National Aboriginal Day.
Thinking hard about history can be a useful exercise if incorrect assumptions are reformed. This was one goal of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s report on residential schools, which, in early June, published a 388-page summary of its forthcoming final report.
A string of Supreme Court of Canada decisions have created a new range of property rights for First Nations, which they should be able to use to advance their prosperity.
The mining industry contributes mightily to Canada’s economic prosperity, adding $54 billion to Canada’s GDP and employing roughly 383,000 Canadians at an average annual salary of more than $110,000 in 2013. But Canada has a serious problem with land-use certainty that may threaten future investment in the sector.
Back in 1950, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development spent $922 per registered “Indian.” As of 2012, the renamed Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada spent $9,056 per registered First Nations person.