Eugene Victor went fishing for the first time when he was 17 years old. It was also the first time he met his biological father after growing up in foster care. They went to the Fraser River for the occasion, near Yale First Nation, just north of Hope, B.C.
Ta'kaiya Blaney stepped into a canoe sitting on the steps of Vancouver's Convention Centre, before a group of men lifted her on their shoulders and carried her down the waterfront, as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) singers and council members led the way.
“My girls' lives are going to be so different because of all this opportunity." Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Crystal Smith looks forward as she endures severe personal criticism over her community's participation in mutual benefit agreements with the Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada project to pipe and liquefy natural gas for export to Asian markets from the Northwest Pacific coast.
National Observer met up with arguably Canada's most famous female street artist, MissMe, at her home in Montréal to discuss the ongoing debate around abortion laws, how she reclaims her sexuality through her art, and why she decided to freeze her eggs.
When I caught up with Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna after Question Period in mid-May, she'd just given impassioned arguments in the House about the costs of the climate crisis being passed down to youth. In the half hour we spent together, McKenna talked about the biggest challenges she faces as a leader, and how she keeps going at this critical time.
A tweeted photo from newly-minted Alberta Premier Jason Kenney unlocks a wealth of stories about ‘preordained’ power, going back decades and involving countless political giants such as Laurier, Diefenbaker, JFK, Clinton and the Trudeaus.