Health Canada has yet to indicate when the workers will be on the ground.
"It is very unfortunate to say the situation of the suicide crisis is continuing."
Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government must — and will — respond.
Ontario's premier says she's "very worried and very concerned."
Whenever an article is posted on Idle No More, treaty rights or First Nation poverty, the comments section is quickly overwhelmed with abusive attacks. In cyber space the racists are loud, proud and determined to define the terms of discussion on First Nation issues. Now I know that online commentary isn't generally known for its erudite reflection. After all, troll culture seems to revel in trashing everyone. Thus, some might say, First Nation readers shouldn't be so sensitive. But if you read through the comments it is impossible not to recognize a relentless pattern of malevolent attacks that would be considered inexcusable if they were used against other social, ethnic or religious minorities.
OTTAWA - Leaders of the troubled Attawapiskat community have asked the United Nations to intervene in their crisis, saying the move would force Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain to the world wh...
The First Nations community of Eastmain has sent 117 boxes full of dry goods and Christmas gifts to Attawapiskat. About 1,800 people live in the northern Ontario community, where a severe housing sho...
Attawapiskat is Canada's Katrina moment. It may not be the same scale, but it is the tip of the iceberg for the numerous Bantustan-style homelands of the far north. Years of chronic under funding and bureaucratic indifference has created a Haiti north where dying in slow motion on ice-filled shantytown is considered the norm.
Far from the shambling tents and tarps that the world now knows as Attawapiskat -- a northern Ontario reserve that catapulted to public attention just over a month ago -- a couple of politicians ran i...