The federal departments of Justice and and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada spent over $2.3 million between January 1, 2013, and May 9, 2018, on legal cases related to the claims for compensation lodged by survivors of St. Anne's Residential School. St.
The recent decision by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to deny approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion represented larger issues including the way Canada approaches Indigenous rights issues.
The Assembly of First Nations has expressed opposition to the federal government’s proposed “Rights, Recognition, and Implementation Framework.” Three of their concerns include the lack of a role for the provinces and territories, requiring self-governing First Nations to be recognized by t
Kirkland and Englehart district hospitals in Ontario hosted a series of Cultural Mindfulness Workshops to inform health care staff about Indigenous history and issues affecting First Nation communities.
A number of schools that serve Indigenous children are starting the school year with unfilled teacher positions.
Ermineskin Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, O’Chiese First Nation, and Tsuut’ina Nation joined forces to file an urgent action to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) against the federal government's agenda for reconciliation. In t
More than two years ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised $2.6 billion in funding for First Nations schools. That funding has yet to arrive, and schools still cannot afford science labs, sports equipment, or Indigenous language programs.
Indigenous Sign Language is on the verge of extinction as American Sign Language becomes the standard. For the most part, Indigenous communities are not able to provide the resources deaf children need, including someone to teach sign language. Deaf First Nation individuals have
National inquiry into missing and murdered women and girls commissioner Qajaq Robinson gave powerful closing remarks at the Iqaluit hearing challenging non-Indigenous people to make room for Indigenous voices.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) held a successful two-day national policy forum in which it was decided to press for a reset of a national dialogue on First Nations’ rights. More than 500 First Nations leaders and delegates gathered to discuss the federal government’
Residents of the tent city in Regina Park in B.C. have been ordered by the court to pack up and leave by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18. Housing prices in B.C. are some of the highest in Canada, and homeless people want to live in the park when housing isn't available to them.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett met with First Nation chiefs to discuss a legislative framework on Indigenous rights.
Commissioners of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls spoke with stakeholders and experts Iqaluit. On the first day of the hearings, commissioners focused on the Inuit experience.
Nadine is a Métis 60s Scoop survivor who is reclaiming her heritage. She was born in the Northwest Territories and raised in Toronto. She's learning the language and connecting with family members she never knew existed through Facebook.
Lana Lowe earned the First Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Land Champion Award for her work with the Fort Nelson First Nation. She started working for the Fort Nelson First Nation in 2008.
Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan stated he has no jurisdiction to alter the legal fees set out in the Sixties Scoop settlement agreement approved in May by another federal court judge. In June, an Ontario Superior Court judge rejected the legal fees as excessive while a
Senator Murray Sinclair wants to institute a statutory holiday in September as a day for every Canadian time reflecting on how to improve relationships with Indigenous peoples.