Simeon Tshakapesh's teenage son took his own life in May.
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Idle No More founders from Quebec and Keys accepted the award in Montreal.
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TORONTO — A group of activists for aboriginal rights are staging a sit-in at the Toronto offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in solidarity with a remote Ontario First Nation struggling w...
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"The idea is to raise awareness of the situation.''
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I remember coming home for the holidays a few years ago, around the time of Idle No More, and learning about Shoal Lake through the council. The water we drink in Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake First Nation, yet the community members themselves cannot drink their own water! I was devastated and angry at such a clear injustice.
"One House, Many Nations."
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These works illustrate indigenous struggles in poignant strokes.
While some political parties are more responsible for instances of blatant racism than others, no political party has committed to action on combating racism in Canada. Aboriginal and racialized realities of being heavily surveilled, unfairly carded in the streets, and higher rates of violence remain fringe issues.
"In time, we hope to grow so that we can reach all Nations."
It was while she was sitting across the table from a wall of top federal ministers — including the prime minister — that the idea of running for office was born in Jody Wilson-Raybould's mind.
The RCMP apologized on Monday for the comparing Idle No More to “bacteria” in an internal report obtained by APTN News. “It is unfortunate that one of our employees has referred in an internal e-mail...
Idle No More is not gone. Far from it. This most unusual of movements -- lacking formal structure, operating without money, and without a clear strategy -- had transformed the country and aboriginal public affairs in myriad ways. It was a game-changer in Canadian public life. Its founders urged indigenous people to find and exercise their voice. And they did. Idle No More was not a failure and has not disappeared.
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"I think this is a wake-up call for everybody, not just us, but all First Nations in Canada -- that we've got to move forward and be proactive, especially with fire safety."
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More than half the world's population is under 30, a demographic now at the forefront of international decision-making and some of Canada's most powerful environmental changes. Youth are thinking critically about how we can become better stewards of our landscapes and wildlife and protect the air, water, soil and diversity of nature that keep us healthy and alive.