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An estimated 16,000 aboriginal children ended up in non-native homes from 1965 to 1984.
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A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.
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That's almost 13 times more than the $150 million the federal government has budgeted for housing on all reserves across Canada this year.
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Indigenous leaders today are faced with the daunting task of balancing the socio-economic needs and priorities of their people with the finite resources passed on from government and their own source revenues. So, what is the answer to closing these socio-economic gaps and creating a more promising future?
It keeps happening. Young, aboriginal women across Canada found dead or severely beaten. But for them, and the families of the 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women, this week's announcement of a federal government inquiry offers a rare moment to celebrate. I applaud the Liberal Government for finally recognizing that we, Indigenous women, are valued enough to make this a national issue. A lot of women have been working for many years around this issue.
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Forty-three First Nations are waiting on the Liberal government.
Jody Wilson-Raybould is a former Assembly of First Nations regional chief.
More than a third of First Nation communities across the country will have some of their federal funding withheld, starting today, because they haven't publicly posted their financial information onli...
"It’s just totally inappropriate for a minister to be playing partisan politics on something this important."
The recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission were on the agenda of Canada's premiers, meeting at Happy Valley-Goose Bay earlier this week. The Premiers did more than discuss the wide-ranging recommendations.
The department that delivers programs for Canada's indigenous people has held back more than $1 billion in promised spending for social services over the last five years. That significant level of so-...
Local First Nations leaders are appalled by the news that the federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs did not spend $1 billion of its budget. Documents obtained by the CBC show the Department of Abo...
WINNIPEG - Federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations people to live in Canada.Internal reports from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development show Manit...
OTTAWA - It appears the Conservative government is open to the idea of changing the way it tries to offset the high cost of food in the North.The department that oversees the beleaguered Nutrition Nor...