Big Idea: To fight wildfires, bring back preventative burns

For centuries, Indigenous fire keepers kept forests clear of fuel. It’s time to fight fire with fire once again.

Inside UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Fusing Western design with Indigenous tradition is at the heart of architect Alfred Waugh’s craft

(Photography by Tenille Campbell)

Joshua Whitehead takes on CanLit

In ‘Making Love With the Land,’ Whitehead moves between genres and languages in a series of essays that open up a whole new window on the meaning of Canadian literature

This Winnipeg art gallery is a monument to Inuit culture

Qaumajuq is not just an art gallery or a stylish feat of architecture. It’s much more.

The final audience stands with Pope Francis and members of the Indigenous delegation where the Pontiff delivered an apology for the Catholic Church’s role in Canada's residential school system, at the Vatican, April 1, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Vatican Media)

Pope Francis apologizes for residential school abuses

Politics Insider for April 1: First Nations delegates make progress at the Vatican; Trudeau pushes for a G19; and a Wildrose battle

The story behind Marc-André Fleury’s Indigenous-designed helmet

The Chicago Blackhawks wanted to honour their Indigenous namesakes. Toronto-based Ojibwe artist Patrick Hunter explains the thinking behind the new helmet.

Cowessess First Nation held a vigil where 751 unmarked graves were discovered at the site of the former Marieval Indian Residential School (Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

We failed to hear them when they lived. We are obliged to hear them now.

The residential school children who rest in unmarked graves are lost to their communities. But the shared knowledge of their fates has its own compelling power. That is why they top our 2022 Power List.

Niigaan Sinclair; Murray Sinclair (Courtesy of David Lipnowski/University of Manitoba;Skye Spence/Queen's Alumni Review)

Murray and Niigaan Sinclair, the father-son duo working toward reconciliation—and opening Canada’s eyes

If legal titan Murray Sinclair was the first person in the room, his media-savvy son is trying to change the room altogether. Together, they are at No. 30 on our Power List.

Mi’kmaq grandmothers and supporters celebrate the cancellation of the Alton Gas project (Photograph by Darren Calabrese)

The Indigenous grandmothers who stopped a pipeline

Plans to flush out salt caverns for gas storage hit a wall of Mi’kmaq grandmothers

AFN Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse picks up a pair of children’s moccasins she had placed on her desk at a news conference, Jan. 4, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa reaches $40 billion agreement to reform Indigenous child welfare

Politics Insider for Jan. 5: A landmark commitment to Indigenous child welfare; NORAD needs fixing; and a Canada-U.S. trade dispute settles

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller, rises during Question Period, Dec. 13, 2021 in Ottawa. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press)

Federal government pledges $40 billion for First Nations child welfare

Politics Insider for Dec 14, 2021: Funds for Indigenous child welfare; Anand apologizes for military sexual misconduct; and Trudeau’s out of the Bill 21 fight for now

Talaga (Photograph by Nadya Kwandibens)

Tanya Talaga is telling the stories Canada needs to hear

The journalist and author is transforming how Canada sees its past—and how Indigenous people see their future