Kim Baird

Where to look for progress in Indigenous reconciliation during 2022

2021 was a challenging year that many of us would like to put behind us. One issue that grabbed national and international headlines was the discovery of unmarked graves at the site of the former...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation highlights chance for new way forward

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new federal statutory holiday. It builds on the momentum of Orange Shirt day, which has been doing amazing work to raise awareness about...

Year in review: Indigenous matters in Canada ending on a hopeful note in 2020

Although 2020 has been a disruptive year due to Covid-19 and has negatively impacted many aspects of our lives, I believe we are finally seeing some substantive progress on Indigenous matters. The...

Past year brought new opportunities for Canada’s First Nations

2019 has seen some interesting turns in relation to Indigenous issues locally and nationally. Provincially, B.C. has led the way in Canada through the passage of Bill 41, the Declaration on the...

British Columbia leads country in advancing Indigenous rights

It's been a year of interesting developments from a First Nations perspective, with issues catching the headlines including the struggles of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous...

Outlook 2018: More progress on Indigenous economic development is needed

2017 proved to be an intriguing year as it pertained to Indigenous issues, and 2018 promises to be just as interesting. Some highlights of 2017 include the election of four Indigenous MLAs in B.C....

2016 Year in Review: 2016 a year of challenges and progress for B.C. First Nations

While First Nations issues have been front and centre in relation to resource development in B.C. for everyone, the issues of grinding poverty seem to affect only First Nations.  The socio-economic...