Aboriginal Canadians

Joshua Ostroff

Buffy Sainte-Marie On Why Canada Needs To Decolonize

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living

"Decolonizing doesn't hurt anybody. It's exactly what everybody needs to do."

Assimilation Isn't A 'Good Intention' Unless You're White

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

Senator Lynn Beyak, a member of the Canadian senate committee on Aboriginal People, was criticized for saying there were some "good things" about residential schools. It's unconscionable to do that, because it defies logic. The impetus for those schools was evil.

Ending Discrimination Against Indigenous Children Requires More Than Money

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Our government has set aside $200-million this year to end discrimination against First Nations children in our child welfare system -- and Budget 2016 committed to increasing that amount for the next five years. Next year we are investing almost $250-million to end discrimination. But putting more money into the existing system simply isn't enough.

Joshua Ostroff

Canada's 1st Indigenous District Aims To Increase Biz, Reduce Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business

"If we do this, and do it right, other cities across Canada, and maybe the world, can take this model on."

Emma Paling

Chippewa Woman Explains Why She Posts This Photo Every Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 10.30.2016 | Canada Living

"I did not want my daughter to grow up seeing our culture and sacred regalia mocked."

It's That Time Of Year Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 10.16.2016 | Canada Living

"In the spirit of Halloween, please keep this in mind."

Mohawk Band Makes History With Its Own Legal System

AP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Impact

The court aims to restore harmony, rather than just punish.

Ottawa Police Probe Cop's Racist Comments About Native Artist's Death

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada

A local student found the comments and complained to police, the mayor.

Gord Downie's New Project Honours First Nations Boy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Impact

"Secret Path'' tells the harrowing story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack.

Does Gord Downie's Call To Action Mean Anything For First Nations?

Liam Massaubi | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Liam Massaubi

As pretty much the entire country watched The Tragically Hip live in Kingston, Ontario for their final show, Gord Downie used the opportunity to do something not many would...bring up First Nations issues to the prime minister himself.

Aboriginal Elder Dies After Stroke Misdiagnosed As Drunkenness

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada

The province has promised to investigate.

Emma Paling

Yoga Is Healing Canada's Indigenous People, Inside And Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living

"In native culture you look at the whole person, you don’t compartmentalize their mental health and physical health."

We Have To Talk About How Police Target Native Americans

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Liam Massaubi

There is a clear problem: hundreds of people of specific populations are killed every year in police interactions. Black Lives Matter is not saying that only their lives matter; they are saying that, historically, their lives have not mattered. They haven't mattered much, nor have Native American lives.

'Tribe' Created To Save Taxes Disrespects Indigenous Struggles

Liam Massaubi | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Liam Massaubi

This group thinks Aboriginal Peoples are getting a free ride with status cards and tax exemptions (limited, and specific) and they want in on it. Do these people not realize that Aboriginal Peoples do pay taxes? If not, it is unlikely they have thought further about the history of cards and tax exemptions.

Aboriginals Nearly 3X As Likely To Experience Sexual Assault: StatCan

CP | Brad Bellegarde | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada

"The good news is that the report asked (a lot) of questions that were never asked before…"

Aboriginal Day Live Draws Canadian Cultures Closer Together

Kyle Nobess | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Music
Kyle Nobess

Aboriginal Day Live, an annual celebration of Canada's National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice, has been delighting audiences since 2007. The event features some of the most accomplished Aboriginal musicians, including award-winning and up-and-coming artists.

17 Books To Teach Your Kids About Aboriginal Heritage

The Huffington Post | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Parents

Each of these books honours Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Joshua Ostroff

Paul Martin Blasts Chrétien Advice To Leave Attawapiskat

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"They should leave the reserves without a decent education?"

The Time For Pretty Words About First Nations Has Passed

Cathy Elliott | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Cathy Elliott

When I hear about more suicide pacts, attempts, successes, my heart breaks into pieces. I see their faces. I see them smiling, joking, wrestling with life's mysteries, reaching out to their grandparents and my heart bursts with love, pride and despair. When I see them dance, sing, drum, draw, write and speak eloquently about the world as they see it, my mind is overwhelmed by their potential. And I am struck dumb by the idea that their potential is being smothered. Willfully. With impunity.

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics

"I don't think you could deny that our country has an issue with racism."

Emma Paling

Toronto, Where The Streets Have Two Names

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada

“If you want to learn something, first you must learn this.”

Long-Term Solutions Haven't Come To Attawapiskat Yet, Advocates Say

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada

"The underlying causes, whether it's a lack if sense of hope or emotional pain they can't deal with — they're still there."

5 More Children Attempt Suicide In Attawapiskat, Chief Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2016 | Canada

The issue of suicide among aboriginal youth was thrust into the spotlight a week ago.

Kashechewan First Nation Still Gripped By Crisis Year After Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada

"Come on people do something make noises and share."

Bennett Looks To Provinces For Help On Missing, Murdered Women

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2017 | Canada Politics

The inquiry will delve into areas of provincial jurisdiction.