To stimulate economic growth, Chief Bear knew he had to get his community out from under the archaic Indian Act land provisions.
Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld an earlier B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that will allow the Nechako Nations to bring forward a damages claim against Rio Tinto, an aluminum industry giant.
There’s no shortage of issues facing the new Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister, Carolyn Bennett, including the state of housing and infrastructure on reserves.
Property rights for all Canadians: the First Nations issue forgotten by all federal political parties
Because of the Indian Act, First Nations people in Canada who choose to live on a reserve are grouped in the same category as children.
When comparing overall operating expenditures, on-reserve students receive the same amount (on average) as other Canadian students, and in some cases, more.
A small community in northern British Columbia rejected a billion dollar LNG deal and recently announced it's seeking aboriginal title on land slated for a $36 billion LNG project.
Despite headlines about poverty and low graduation rates, some First Nations communities in Canada are experiencing success.
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.
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