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Ottawa Should Grant Property Rights On First Nations Reserves

A First Nations person on reserve does not enjoy fee simple ownership and does not have the same property rights as all other Canadians who live off reserve. According to the Indian Act, First Nations reserve land is held in trust for on-reserve members by the federal government -- essentially making on-reserve First Nations people wards of the state.

Talking Points No More: Harper's Duty to First Nations Is Far From Done

To suggest Harper has consulted with First Nations leaders because of the meeting on Friday is simply ridiculous. First Nations know the realities of what they are facing and the Conservatives' dishonest talking points, aimed at convincing average Canadians they are making progress, are further undermining what little credibility they have with Canada's indigenous population.
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Arctic Homes Need Help: Report

Private-sector help and innovative designs are making headway in improving substandard housing in Canada's North, says a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.But the demand still outstrips s...
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Why "Free Houses for Indians" Is a Myth

One of the most prevalent and enduring myths out there is that aboriginal peoples receive "free houses." I think it's useful to acknowledge that there are different understandings of whether native housing is a right. Part of learning about issues like housing, or education, or treaties is in understanding that aboriginal peoples do not necessarily agree with the Canadian state about how things were, are, or should be.
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New Hope In Attawapiskat

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 families living in tents on the Northern Ontario...