In 2017, Senator Murray Sinclair was appointed by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission to look into the ability of the police board, who are the civilians appointed to oversee the local force, to address issues raised by Indigenous leaders.
A new report has criticized the Thunder Bay Police Service, stating that systemic racism contributed to poor investigations of Indigenous deaths.
Matthew Jefferson, whose aunt Frances Brown went missing over a year ago, has been walking across Canada since June to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
McGill University students voted 78.8 percent in favour of changing the name shared by the school's varsity men's sports teams, the Redmen.
Shared Histories, a new book by Tyler McCreary, seeks to tell the stories of the Witsuwit'en Indigenous people who went to live in Smithers in northwestern B.C. after they were pushed out of their traditional territories.
Patrick Stewart was taken into care when he was a baby at St. Paul's Hospital. His mother was a residential school survivor and suffered with trauma from years of abuse. (Patrick Stewart)
A United Nations panel has asked that construction on the controversial Site C dam be halted until a full review can be conducted. The UN panel has suggested that this review take place in collaboration with Indigenous people in order to determine the impact on Indigenous land.
With racist rhetoric finding its way back into the mainstream discourse, schools are addressing this change by working to equip students and teachers with methods to combat racism.
Since 2000, seven Indigenous children have been found dead in the Thunder Bay waterways. All but one were boys. Racial tension has increased in the community as Indigenous people work to get police to take the deaths of these children seriously.
In the wake of the shooting death of 22-year-old Coulten Boushie in Saskatchewan, and the outpouring of hateful online comments that followed, Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde is calling for the strengthening of hate speech laws.