Terese Marie Mailhot's debut memoir, Heart Berries, is a finalist for two of Canada's most prestigious literary prizes, the Governor General's Literary Awards and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. In her best-selling book, Mailhot chronicles
Sen. Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools and Manitoba's first Indigenous judge, has compared the current child-welfare system to the residential school system.
The Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada is a new resource created by Indigenous leaders that gives a first-hand account of their history to K-12 students. The resource contains a map without traditional provincial borders.
The Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Conference is being held in Blue Mountain Inn near Collingwood. Chiefs Lester Anoqout of Saugeen and Chief Gregory Nadjiwon of Nawash hope the conference is an important step in reconciliation.
Mike Metatawabin was the lead commissioner in the 2016 Mushkegowuk Council of Cree Nations's investigation of the suicide epidemic in the James Bay First Nations communities from Moose Cree to Attawapiskat to Fort Albany.
The Sakimay First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan plans to create the community's own cannabis laws and regulations. Under the Cannabis Act, authority falls to the provinces, territories, and Ottawa.
Talk4Healing, a telephone helpline service that offers support for Indigenous women in Northern Ontario, has received funding from the provincial government to offer services to the entire province. Talk4Healing offers help that ranges from urgent crisis intervention to a
Fake Indian status cards have been used to obtain tax breaks. The RCMP, Quebec's provincial police, and the Canada Revenue Agency are investigating the use of the cards. Seven different types of cards have been used in attempts to obtain tax-free items.
Assembly of First Nations chiefs attended international meetings on climate change in both 2015 and 2016. Even so, influence on policy regarding the environmental and climate change agenda in Canada has been slow to happen.
Three of five executive positions are up for election this month in the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). Two competing sections in the FSIN Election Act caused a dispute over who would serve as interim grand chief.