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.
'We're not developing a strategy that's going to sit on a shelf somewhere," said lawyer Doug White, chair of the BC First Nation Justice Council. "We're developing a strategy that will be guiding the work of every single person in the criminal justice system in this province.'
A group of eight North American Indigenous elder women, weathered in front-line resistance, fluent in their languages and rich in traditional teachings, have joined forces to protect the sacred knowledge needed for future generations to face a climate in crisis.
Verukah Poirier, a young Indigenous woman, is one of 800 former foster children whose post-secondary tuition fees were waived as part of a provincial program launched in 2017. Education at residential schools destroyed families but now can lift families up, says one advocate.
More than 800 young adults who grew up in care are studying for free in British Columbia. It’s a significant feat. Just a third of children from foster homes and other care graduate from high school by the time they turn 19, compared with 84.6 per cent of the general population.
Have you ever been in a library that's ten thousand years old? La'goot Spencer Greening has spent years in his peoples' library, Tsimshian territory, as a student of its culture, laws and oral history, learning what environmental conservation means from an Indigenous perspective.
Billions of migratory birds pass through the night sky each spring and fall. Birds use stars to orient their journey between summer breeding grounds and winter feeding grounds. The artificial lights produced by humans disrupt the migration of birds, often with fatal consequences.