Chantelle Bellrichard

Chantelle Bellrichard is a reporter with CBC Indigenous and is based in Vancouver. Email her at chantelle.bellrichard@cbc.ca or follow her on Twitter @pieglue.

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Vancouver councillor proposes city implement U.N. declaration on rights of Indigenous Peoples

If successful, the motion would bring together leadership from Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh — the three First Nations territories where Vancouver now exists — to set a table with city representatives with the goal of developing an action plan on implementing the declaration.

Confusion about First Nations access to vaccine persists as B.C. rollout continues

For urban First Nations like Musqueam, there's been frustration and confusion around vaccine access and what kind of allocation they can expect. 

First Nations leadership questions B.C. departure from national vaccine rollout priorities

First Nations leaders in B.C. say the province's updated COVID-19 immunization plan deviates from national guidelines that priority should be given to all Indigenous adults within the first two stages of vaccine rollout.

Elected Métis Nation B.C. president suing board members over suspension

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C. Clara Morin Dal Col has filed a lawsuit against nine board members who voted to suspend her last month. 

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and daughter recovering after kidney transplant surgery

Longtime Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs President Stewart Phillip is recovering in a Vancouver hospital after undergoing a kidney transplant on Wednesday. 

Suspended Métis Nation B.C. president seeks reversal of board decision

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C. Clara Morin Dal Col says she’s seeking a reversal of the board’s move to suspend her earlier this month.

Elected president of Métis Nation B.C. suspended by board of directors 

Elected president of the Métis Nation B.C., Clara Morin Dal Col, has been suspended from her position amid escalating tension within its leadership. 

AFN resolution calling for probe into gender-based discrimination sparks heated debate

A resolution calling for an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the Assembly of First Nations was passed on Wednesday following heated debate. 

First Nations leaders call for probe into gender-based discrimination within AFN

A pair of First Nations leaders are pushing for the Assembly of First Nations to agree to an independent investigation into discrimination against women and people of different sexual orientations within the organization.

Investigation finds widespread racism and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system

Racism, stereotyping and discrimination against Indigenous peoples in the B.C. health-care system are widespread and can be deadly, according to the findings of an independent investigative report released Monday. 

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