News Topics: Aboriginal


BCACCS Resource Centre Cultural Kits

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) has nine cultural kits in their Resource Centre on the topics of salmon, bear, eagle, raven, coyote, owl, canoe, drum, and cedar. In developing the kits, they chose to include a mix of resources to support teaching and learning from an Indigenous perspective, highlighting the MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Representative for Children and Youth Statement on Federal Appeal of CHRT Ruling

BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, Jennifer Charlesworth, has issued a statement expressing her extreme disappointment with the federal government’s decision to appeal the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare system. Read the full statement here.


Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Indspire currently has two streams open to provide financial support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. The Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Post-Secondary Education stream is available for full time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs. The Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades stream is available MORE


BC Council for Families Workshops

The BC Council for Families offers many family life education workshops and programs throughout the year. Some new offerings include the Decolonizing Early Childhood Education: Disrupting Assumptions in Pedagogy and Practice October 26th workshop at UBC which will explore how to develop a reflective pedagogy and practice in early childhood education that respectfully incorporates Indigenous MORE


West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Announcement

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recently issued an important compensation ruling for First Nations children and families. The Tribunal found that Canada willfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children. In this ruling, they ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act to compensate First Nations children, MORE


A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story

Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC launched A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story. The story is about Gladue rights for Aboriginal peoples. Gladue rights encourage judges to take a restorative justice approach to sentencing. This means that the judge must try to come up with sentence that will help you and MORE


Breastfeeding Wellness Teachings from FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority released a breastfeeding wellness teachings resource. It outlines the importance of supporting breastfeeding for mothers and babies alongside the acronym of ‘wellness.’ It ends with listing 4 key message for this resource: Breast Feeding: Reclaiming our Tradition; Wellness is Breastfeeding; It takes a community to raise MORE


Apply for New Relationship Trust Foundation Bursaries

The New Relationship Trust Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization. It was created to advance and support the education goals of First Nations in British Columbia. Applications are open today for the second wave of bursaries to Certificate, Diploma, Associates Degrees, and/or Trades to interested and eligible BC First Nations students. Applications are MORE


NCCIH Resource on Culturally Safe Children’s Rehabilitation Services with Indigenous Community, Families & Children

The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health recently hosted a webinar by Alison Gerlach, PhD, who spoke on her research that explores socially-responsive approaches to children’s rehabilitation with Indigenous communities, families and children. The webinar provides a critical analysis of the concept of “children’s rehabilitation,” an understanding of how rehabilitation MORE