First Nations Canada

Reserves Desperately Need Mental Health Funding: Frontline Workers

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada

Mental health services are "at best probably minimal and at worst non-existent."

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…"

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."

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."

Feds Are Still Discriminating Against Aboriginal Kids: Advocates

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Politics

It's not about nice statements, Blackstock said. "It is real change."

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism | 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 | Emma Paling | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada

“If you want to learn something, first you must learn this.”

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

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada

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

Joshua Ostroff

Child Suicide Is A Crisis In Canada. Here's How We Can Prevent It | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Parents

"We have 10-year-old kids taking their lives. Something is terribly wrong."

If Indigenous Languages Die, Cultures Will Go With Them: B.C. Chief

CP | Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"People are passionate about not letting language die."

B.C. Fights Foster Parents' Petition To Keep Metis Toddler

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The foster family's petition aims to keep the girl from being sent to Ontario to live with siblings she's never met.

Canada's First Nations Child Welfare Ruling Is Coming Soon: Group

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The ruling may come as early as this week.

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

CBC | CBC News | Posted 09.01.2016 | 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 05.10.2016 | 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...