Aboriginal People

The Population More Likely To Suffer From Heart Attacks

CBC | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living

First Nations people are more likely to be admitted to hospital for a heart attack and at an earlier age than residents of areas with a low aboriginal...

I'm in a Life-Threatening Abusive Relationship...With My Government

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat did not launch a hunger strike over a single piece of legislation. In short, this is what we have always been talking about. Whether the particular focus has been on housing, or education or the environment, or whatever else. What lies at the heart of all these issues is our relationship with Canada. And Canada? This relationship is abusive. We have been backed into a corner and we are literally fighting for our lives. We are literally dying, in so many preventable and unacceptable ways. I'm not being poetic or hyperbolic here and I don't just mean culturally. We are dying. I need you -- WE need you, to see the forest and not just the trees.

Empowering Aboriginal Peoples Through Education

Keith Beardsley | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Empowering the present generation of aboriginal youth with a desire to learn and a desire to grow requires both the government and First Nations to accept responsibility for the initiative's success or failure.

Respecting our Aboriginal Peoples: They Were Here First

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 08.12.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

When the Speech from the Throne promised 'concrete action' on Aboriginal issues, I thought the proof would be in pudding -- the 2011 budget. But no, the government had totally abdicated their responsibility for our Aboriginal peoples.