Charlie Angus

Gord Downie Was Wrong About Justin Trudeau

James Di Fiore | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Everybody knows Trudeau is a brilliant campaigner, inspiring Canadians through a personal brand that emphasizes empathy and fairness, but his inaction on the First Nations file directly contradicts the inspirational sound bites and calls into question his government's integrity. In fact, it isn't a stretch to say that his handling of this file is as bad as the Harper government who backburnered these issues for a decade.

Charlie Hunter's Long Journey Home From Residential School

Charlie Angus | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

On October 21, 1974, 13-year-old Charlie Hunter and his friends headed out to go skating on the lake beside St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario. As they chased each other on the ice of the lake, a partially blind student Joseph Koostachin fell through into the cold water. Charlie came to his aid and pulled Joseph to safety. But in doing so, Charlie slipped under the ice.

'Happy Anniversary': Charlie Angus Blasts Feds On First Nations Issues

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Angus says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke his promises to First Nations children.

Trudeau Ends Harper's Arctic Tradition

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics

PM to miss Operation Nanook.

Limo Tab Shows Feds' Disconnect On Indigenous Health: NDP MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Politics

"This is a department that is ruthless in terms of nickel and diming the health needs of indigenous people."

Feds Unveil Millions In New Funding For Indigenous Mental Health

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau made the announcement after meeting with aboriginal youth.

Lack Of Basic Health Services For Indigenous Unacceptable: Bennett

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have got to do better."

Attawapiskat Allotted New Mental Health Workers Amid Suicide Crisis

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Health Canada has yet to indicate when the workers will be on the ground.

Angus: Attawapiskat Kids 'Can't Wait Another Day' For Gov't Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics

New suicide attempts and overdoses bring “sense of uncertainty” to northern First Nation.

Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis Prompts NDP MP To Cancel UN Trip

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Politics

Two Liberal ministers will speak in New York today.

Trudeau 'Agonized' By Attawapiskat Crisis, Agrees To Meet With Chief

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Politics

"It is very unfortunate to say the situation of the suicide crisis is continuing."

CRA Accused Of Mailing SIN Numbers To Wrong People -- Twice

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Business

"I think what's really disturbing is, when it comes to data breaches, CRA is a repeat offender."

Indigenous Affairs Minister Gets Earful In Attawapiskat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Carolyn Bennett committed to a new youth centre.

NDP MP On Attawapiskat Suicide Crisis: 'This Is Our Moment'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"The greatest resource we have in this country is not the gold and it is not the oil."

Grits Pledge Action On Attawapiskat Crisis That 'Shocked The World'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Health Minister Jane Philpott said the government must — and will — respond.

Attawapiskat Declares State Of Emergency Over Suicide Attempts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"I've lost count of the states of emergency in the James Bay region."

Kashechewan Crisis Shows 2 Canadian Health Care Realities: Doctors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Pressure is mounting on governments to addresses the medical crisis in Ontario reserves.

Kids With Mysterious Rash To Be Evacuated From Ontario Reserve

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Parents

The cause for the rash-like symptoms still remains a mystery.

Indigenous Children Denied Medical Care In 'Standard' Practice: Critic

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Politics

"What you see from the internal documents, it almost looks like a scam."

'Nobody Close To Jian Even Pretends He Is Innocent': NDP MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Charlie Angus says the former CBC Radio host was allowed to flourish as a "predator."

Mulcair Pays 'Space Oddity' Tribute To Bowie

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"The stars indeed look very different today."

Climate Change Is Jeopardizing Vital Winter Roads For First Nations

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Isadore Day says winter roads in the province are integral to a number of remote reserves that bank on the network to help offset costs of moving goods by air.

The Missing Boys Of St. Anne's Residential School

Charlie Angus | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

John Kioke told the boys in the dorm that he was going home. Like the other children, he had been taken from his parents the previous fall. Staying with his family hadn't been an option. If he hadn't been compliant the police would have been sent to forcibly take him away to St. Anne's Residential School in Fort Albany. But John Kioke was traumatized by life at the residential school. He wanted to see his mother. He was going to run away to see his parents in Attawapiskat. But their village was 100 kilometres north where the Attawapiskat River flowed into James Bay. He was only 14 years old.

NDP Names Critics

CP | Kristy Kirkup | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Tom Mulcair will rely on veteran members of his team to help the NDP flex its muscles in Parliament, despite its reduced strength. Mulc...

NDP: Trudeau Counting 'Broken Promise' For First Nations Education

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Ontario NDP candidate Charlie Angus, a longtime advocate for First Nations issues, said the Liberals' costing documents include a $1.7-billion shortfall.