First Nations Crisis

Why We Can No Longer Call Canada an Advocate for Human Rights

Bernie Farber | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

With little fanfare, Canada was scolded last month by both the United Nations and Amnesty International over its human rights record. Yes you read this correctly -- Canada. The two areas that attracted the most attention by the UN/ Amnesty International human rights experts were Canada's record when it came to refugees and internally the manner in which we continue to discriminate against our First Nations people. As Canadians we consider ourselves to be open, honest -- a welcoming society. Yet for those from afar struggling to build a new life and for our First Nations right here struggling to change their lives for the better, that openness rings very hollow.

A Decade of Deaths Under a Bridge

Bernie Farber | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

In summertime, the lazy McIntyre River, a tributary of Lake Superior, is a picturesque waterway that meanders through Thunder Bay's George Burke Park. However for 15-year-old Jethro Anderson; Curran Strang, 18; Reggie Bushie, 15; and Kyle Morrisseau, 17 -- all First Nations high school students -- the river was to be their final resting place.

First Nations Team Up With Habitat For Humanity To Stop The Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada Impact

When the story of Attawapiskat’s housing emergency hit the headlines, non-Aboriginal Canadians got a glimpse into a crisis that exists in First Nati...

Tories Ride Off into Sunset after "Saving" Attawapiskat

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is busy patting itself on the back for solving all of Attawapiskat's problems. To hear them tell it, Jacques Marion, who was just let go as the First Nation's third-party manager, was a veritable hero, swooping into Attawapiskat in the nick of time, narrowly averting disaster.

Attawapiskat Forced To Pay For Third-Party Consultant

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

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NDP Calls For Military Help In Attawapiskat

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The government is prepared to evacuate some residents of a Northern Ontario reserve until better housing can be brought in, the aboriginal af...

Clean Water Still A Luxury On Many Reserves

CBC | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

For most Canadians, an unlimited supply of clean water flowing freely from a tap and imperceptibly whisking away their waste at the simpl...

Attawapiskat: 'The Winter Is Making It Worse'

CP | Heather Scofield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. - While, at first glance, Attawapiskat is glistening, white and serene, the inside of the old construction trailer where dozens and...

Harper Unhappy With Results From $50K For Every Attawapiskat Resident

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's not happy that millions of federal dollars have not alleviated the housing crisis in the Northern Ont...

New Hope In Attawapiskat

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

TIMMINS, Ont. - A solution to some of the most immediate problems in Attawapiskat seems to be taking shape.Regional Grand Chief Stan Louttit says five...

What's Really Causing The Crisis In Attawapiskat?

CBC | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Politics

As the Canadian Red Cross prepares to send aid to the northern Ontario Cree community of Attawapiskat this week to help it deal with a hou...

Red Cross To Help Attawapiskat Reserve

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada

The Canadian Red Cross will help bring aid to the Attawapiskat reserve in Northern Ontario where a state of emergency has been declared due to deplora...

Attawapiskat Reserve To Get $2.5-Million For Housing

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah, with files from Althia Raj | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada

UPDATE: Officials from the Aboriginal Affairs department will be in Attawapiskat early next week, Minister John Duncan told the House of Commons on Fr...