Marilyn Buffalo, the former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, has requested the National iinquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) be scrapped.
At Canada 150, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the opportunity to reflect on the past and work with First Nations communities to work together toward the future.
Canada's Supreme Court has dimissed a request for an appeal from the Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nation in British Columbia over their desire to halt construction on the controversial Site C dam.
Indigenous protestors set up a teepee on Parliament Hill as part of a protest during Canada 150. Some were initially detained, but the RCMP has said that none will be arrested.
A judge for the Superior Court in Quebec has denied a request from the federal government for an extension to fix discriminatory language in the Indian Act.
Many Indigenous communities will not celebrate Canada 150. Anne Solomon, president of the N'Swakamok Friendship Centre in Sudbury, believes Canada 150 might become relevant to Indigenous people if Canada would acknowledge their history and include them in the celebration.
An advocate for the grandmothers and families of missing and murdered Indigenous women has requested a statue be created along with a memorial park and water fountain to honour missing and murdered loved ones. The monument would honour both women and men.
Volunteers for Indigenous Climate Action, a grassroots organization, are developing a tool kit for Indigenous communities to use to address climate change. They are seeking input from Indigenous communities to include in the tool kit.
Frontier College will offer free literacy camps during the summer to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children ages five to 15. The camps were started over 10 years ago as way to reduce summer learning loss.
Dr. Lisa Richardson, an Anishinaabe internist, and Dr. Jason Pennington, a Huron-Wendat surgeon, will share the prestigious Royal College Dr. Thomas Dignan Indigenous Health Award.
In the May 9 election, BC Liberals came away one seat shy of a majority. The NDP and Green MLAs have used their combined numbers to defeat the Liberals in voting for two bills so far.
Many Indigenous people in Canada will not participate in the observation of Canada 150. Many find it difficult to celebrate a country with a history of residential schools and abuse.
Last year, the Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the federal government had discriminated against First Nations children by underfunding child welfare services on reserve. The government has been slow to make suggested changes, resulting in three compliance orders from the tribunal since 2016.
A suicide pact leading to the deaths of three Indigenous twelve-year-olds since January has prompted the Wapekeka First Nation to declare a state of emergency. After discovering the pact, Canada's health ministry promised $380,000 in funding, but has only provided $95,000.
Sandra Crowfoot, Windspeaker.com photographer, took photos of many events on National Aboriginal Day.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the building at 100 Wellington Street in the National Capital Region, will serve as a space for Indigenous people. This building is offered in the spirit of reconciliation to provide Indigenous people with a voice in government.
Regional Chief Isadore Day calls for greater awareness and education about Indigenous culture.
Even though the deadline to apply for compensation for residential schools passed in 2012, lawyer Eleanor Sunchild believes survivors should be allowed more time to file a claim.