First Nations Canada

1/3 Of First Nations To Lose Funding For Not Disclosing Finances

CBC | CBC News | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Politics

More than a third of First Nation communities across the country will have some of their federal funding withheld, starting today, because they haven'...

'It's A Chance To Celebrate, But It's Also A Chance To Remember'

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Living

"It's a chance to celebrate. But it's also a chance to remember what happened."

Study Busts Narrative Of First Nations As Simple Hunter-Gatherers

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The discovery of an expansive system of historic clam gardens along the Pacific Northwest coast is contributing to a growing body of work ...

First Nations Languages Part Of Study On How Kids Learn Mother Tongue

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living

Three indigenous languages still spoken in Canada are among a group being studied as researchers attempt to understand how children around the world l...

Facebook Page Attacking Aboriginals Pulled Down

CBC | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada

A Facebook page that attacked aboriginal people in Winnipeg and re-ignited the racism debate in the city, has been pulled down. The page, called ...

NWT Won't Let Mom Register Baby Under Aboriginal Name

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada

Family can't get a health card for daughter, who has a traditional Chipewyan name

Manitoba One Of The Worst Places For Natives: Docs

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations people to live in Canada.Internal reports from Abor...

A Reflection On First Nations Contributions To WW I And WW II

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada

Every year on Remembrance Day I think about my grandfathers, father, uncles, and the 6,000 First Nations soldiers who served alongside the Canadian F...

These First Nations Have Been With Bad Water For More Than A Decade

CBC | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada

Nearly half of the 133 First Nations in Ontario currently have boil water advisories, and it has been more than ten years since ten First Nations i...

Controversial Education Act Must Go, First Nations Reiterate

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The Assembly of First Nations concluded its annual meeting Thursday with no sign it is budging from its position that a contentious aborigin...

AFN In Need Of 'Someone At The Helm To Help Guide And Direct Us'

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A new chief for the Assembly of First Nations will be elected in December as many aboriginal leaders agreed Tuesday there is a growing need ...

UN: On Indigenous Rights, Canada Still Has A Long Way To Go

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A United Nations rapporteur is at a loss to explain how a prosperous and sophisticated country like Canada has come to have on its hands a Fi...

Hands Off Our Education, First Nations Tell Ottawa

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations finds himself in the difficult spot of supporting a Harper government bill that one of hi...

Is Harper Stealing From the Future to Feed the Present?

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

On February 7, the government announced it would give almost $2 billion in new funding for aboriginal education. But it will take years to build all the new schools required, let alone create new community-run school systems. The real impact on aboriginal communities will take at least a generation to manifest. When next year's federal election rolls around, this agreement will provide few tangible, here-and-now marshmallows for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to offer voters.

Time to Get Our Indian Act Together for First Nations Students

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Wayne K. Spear

It has become more and more urgent to -- as the proposal for a First Nations Education Act was titled -- work together for First nations students. This agreement, and the federal budget framework into which it is embedded, is an opportunity to do just that -- whatever one's skepticism and mistrust may recommend to the contrary. On the First Nation's side, the time has arrived to take both the concept and practice of self-control and self-determination to their logical conclusions. Let's call it getting our collective Indian act together.

Another Way To Help Financially-Troubled First Nations?

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government wants to be able to tap into a pool of pre-qualified candidates who can manage the affairs of financially troubled Fir...

Atleo To Flaherty: First Nations Need More Education Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, has written to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty asking for more funding for First ...

First Nations Exposed To Pollutants

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada

A new study is drawing attention to the health problems being faced by a First Nations community living near one of Canada's most industrialized areas...

National Chief Gets Behind Protest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION, N.B. - The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says Aboriginal Peoples will not support resource development at a...

Who Isn't Impressed With Harper Government

CBC | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government's push to get First Nations leaders on board with the building of oil pipelines in the West Coast is not having the desire...

Creating Opportunities for First Nations Girls and Women

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png In Canada, First Nations women are at the highest risk of violence and are often unable to actively participate in formal education or work opportunities as a result. The most important contributing factor to the violence that disproportionately affects First Nations girls and women is poverty.

Honour the Apology: Fasting for My Father, a Residential School Survivor

Wab Kinew | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Wab Kinew

I was at my childhood home on the reserve when I heard the news -- my father and uncles were likely part of one of these "nutritional experiments," and one with clearly adverse side-effects at that. I felt as though a little piece of history reached out and punched me in the gut. Some friends and I have put out a call to Canadians to shed some of this negativity by uniting across cultural and religious lines. We are calling our gatherings (to be held today at noon) "Honour The Apology." To be clear, the Residential School era is not just "Native history." It is Canadian history. It is OUR history.

Shadow Of Past Abuse Lingers Over First Nations Education Debate

CP | Megan Dolski, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Aboriginal leaders are pointing to past abuses as evidence that the federal government should let their communities craft their own educati...

First Nations Are Doing It For Themselves

Frank Busch | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business
Frank Busch

What would the future look like if someone were to hit the "reset" button on the Crown-First Nations relationship and just start over? First Nations would be able to manage their own affairs. This would include the ability to access capital at wholesale rates in order to finance major infrastructure projects.

Summer Unrest Depends On Harper: Atleo

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The extent of First Nations unrest this summer depends in large part on how much concrete action Stephen Harper authorizes on entrenching anc...