Harper First Nations

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

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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 ...

BILLIONS To Retool First Nations Education

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics

STANDOFF, Alta. - The federal government's reworked plan for native education sets minimum quality standards for reserve classrooms but leaves aborigi...

Dear Harper, It's Time to Reset Your Relationship With Aboriginals

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to outline our deep and ongoing concerns with how your government has managed the relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Two hundred and fifty years ago, the Royal Proclamation laid out how the richness of the land would be fairly shared. That hasn't happened. In other words, you need to completely rethink your approach to dealing with Aboriginal Peoples, not only because of the need for social justice and respect for their Constitutionally protected rights, but because the failure to do so will have enormous negative impacts on the Canadian economy.

Harper Tories 'On Side Of Pedophiles And Sadists': MP

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The Conservative government has acted in bad faith and may be in contempt of court by hiding information related to horrific abuse at an Ind...

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...

Prorogation Disrupts First Nations, UN Meeting

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament has apparently forced a United Nations official to change his travel plans.Ja...

Nishiyuu Walkers Meet With Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics

A group of Cree youth who trekked 1,600 kilometers from Northern Quebec to Ottawa are making the rounds on Parliament Hill. Last night, Aboriginal ...

Protests Continue To Sweep Canada

CBC | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Impact

A day after First Nations chiefs held what was described as a working meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, Idle No More protesters ar...

What Harper Wanted From First Nations Meeting

CP | Mike Blanchfield and Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When it comes to big conferences brimming with long speeches, pomp and circumstance, Stephen Harper's never been much of a fan.So his prefere...

'Poverty Is Killing Our People'

CBC | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics

A meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Assembly of First Nations chiefs is in question amid demands that the Governor General be present ...

Harper and the First Nations Speak Different Languages

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

When Prime Minister Harper acknowledges they are on Algonquin territory, they don't mean it because that would require acknowledging the sovereignty of the Algonquin people over those lands. To government, the words are just platitudes. Something you say when you're dealing with Indians. Empty phrases.

Let My People Go

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Some are calling the meeting this week in Ottawa between the Harper Government and the Assembly of First Nations, "historic." In a way, I am sure it is. After six full years in power this is the very first time Harper and his ministers have taken the time to meet the chiefs.

Paul Martin To Harper On First Nations: Get On With It, You Wasted 6 Years

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - Paul Martin does nothing to mask his frustration on the other end of a telephone line.The former prime minister and architect of the scuttled...

Althia Raj

War Of 1812 Comes Up At First Nations Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to First Nations chiefs from across Canada Tuesday morning. He called for creative changes to the Indian Act b...

Chief Warns 'Aboriginal Uprising Is Inevitable' Without Change

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

A B.C. chief says an "aboriginal uprising is inevitable" if Stephen Harper doesn't commit to transforming the relationship between the Crown and First...

Will Historic Summit With PM Signal Change For First Nations?

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government and First Nations emerged from historic talks Tuesday pledging fundamental change but with no immediate solutions for ...