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Sign from Wet'suwet'en protests. Photo: Jason Hargove, Flickr

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Hereditary Chiefs vs. Elected Chiefs: What’s the difference?

The Wetʼsuwetʼen protests in 2019 and 2020 were widely reported on and sparked public interest around one of many misconceptions of Hereditary Chiefs...

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Supreme Court of Canada building

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Frank Calder: The Man Who Moved the Mountain

Photo: Shutterstock This is another installment in our series on the people behind the transformational court cases that affect Indigenous...

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Longhouse at UBC Museum of Anthropology. Photo: Thomas Quine, Flickr

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Indigenous Self-Government Clarification

Longhouse at UBC Museum of Anthropology. Photo: Thomas Quine, Flickr “Indigenous self-government” is a term that carries some misunderstanding....

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What is the Nation Rebuilding Program?

In January 2019, a situation arose in northern BC that brought to the public’s attention the fact that some Indigenous communities have two forms of...

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plant growing from old tree representing self-determination

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The Indian Act vs Self-Determination

In recent decades there has been significant pressure to address historical Indian Act issues. That pressure has been imposed by the combination of...

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What are First Nation inherent rights?

For some First Nation people, inherent rights are rights bestowed upon them by the Creator who placed them on Turtle Island and provided them with...

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factory worker

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What Is Indigenous Self-Reliance?

Indigenous Peoples want the ability to participate in the political, and more importantly, the economic mainstream without having to rely on federal...

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'Namgis Traditional Big House, Alert Bay, BC. Photo: David Abercombie, Flickr

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Why Do Indigenous Peoples Want Self-Government?

Perhaps a more accurate question would be, “Why do Indigenous Peoples want self-government back?” Long before European contact, Indigenous Peoples...

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Inukshuk

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Self-Government Arrangements - 4 Examples

When we take a look at the day-to-day operations of a band we see that all the actions of the band are directed in accordance with the Indian Act....

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Historic Treaty No.6 Summit

Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (Canada) have always had a unique relationship with the British Monarchy through the Treaties that were agreed to...

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