Canada First Nations

Emma Paling

Young People Rebuild The Friendship That 'Canada Forgot'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada

"They see progress.”

Wab Kinew Explains What Canada Can Learn From Standing Rock

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics

The bestselling author and NDP MLA rose to make a powerful statement.

End The Secrecy Around First Nations Leaders' Spending

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Despite all the good the FNFTA has done in B.C., members of 23 bands are still waiting to see this year's disclosures, and three are missing two full years. This is basic transparency that every citizen deserves - how does government spend their money, and how much do politicians spend on themselves?

Child Abuse To Be A Key Theme In Missing, Murdered Women Inquiry

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2016 | Canada

The link is undeniable, sources say.

Isolation Conceals Abuse, Incest In Indigenous Communities: Chief

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2016 | Canada

Bellegarde is pleading with chiefs to confront the problem head-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."

190 Conditions On LNG Approval Put First Nations In Driver's Seat

Crystal Smith | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Crystal Smith

The federal government's approval of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project has been presented as a positive outcome for industry and government, and a negative one for First Nations. The simple truth is, not all First Nations are opposed to the project. In fact, many along the project's route are in favour, and here's why

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.

Alberta Portrait Project Challenges Aboriginal Stereotypes

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It’s showing the human side of these models."

Orange Shirt Day Inspired By A Girl Who Couldn't Wear Hers

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada

"All of us little children were crying and no one cared."

Edmonton's Mayor Wants To Build An Indigenous History Museum

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Alberta

He wants a dedicated museum to celebrate aboriginal heritage.

Joshua Ostroff

Former PM's Project Sent Indigenous Reading Rates Skyrocketing

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Parents

"The problem is the gross underfunding by the federal government."

WATCH: 1st Earthship Built On First Nations Soil

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Living

"It’s just blown me away."

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…"

Supporting Indigenous Education Key To Thriving Economy

Jean Paul Gladu | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jean Paul Gladu

With indigenous peoples among the fastest growing demographic in Canada, providing education opportunities that ensure they have the skills they need to succeed is more than a social responsibility, it is also an economic imperative. Collaboration between educators and leaders in the business sector is therefore key in achieving real progress.

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.

First Nations Funding Cap Is Still There, Despite Trudeau's Promise

CP | Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics

"So what they're getting are promises, they're getting press releases and they're getting a lot of positive talk, but the base funding remains capped at two per cent."

East-West Divide Revealed In Canada's Views Of Aboriginal People

Cherise Seucharan | The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The results show that Canadians still have a long way to go, said Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations.

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.04.2016 | 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.”

Indigenous Communities Worth Big Bucks In Atlantic Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business

The study also says that the indigenous economy creates more than 16,000 full-time jobs.

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.

Metis, Off-Reserve Natives Win Indian Status In Landmark Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The high court was asked to rule on whether the federal government has the same responsibility to them as to status Indians and Inuit.

Limited Programs For Aboriginals, Mentally Ill In Justice System: Study

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.10.2016 | Canada

A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.