First Nations Reserves

Why "Free Houses for Indians" Is a Myth

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

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.

Remote First Nations Reserves On Their Own In Emergencies

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A fatal plane crash in a northern Ontario First Nations community has raised concerns about the availability of essential emergency services...

Are Urban Aboriginals Any Better Off?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new database suggests that 60 per cent of aboriginal people living in cities are likely suffering high rates of illness, poverty, hunger an...

Fix Our 'Third World State' Says Manitoba First Nations Chief To Politicians

CP | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - One of Manitoba's aboriginal leaders says the lack of clean, running water and the third-world living conditions of Manitoba's First Nation...