Indigenous Canadians

Give First Nations Police The Support They Need To Do Their Job

Erick Laming | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Politics
Erick Laming

What do you know about First Nations policing in Ontario? Probably very little. First Nations policing has been seriously neglected for years despite several government-led initiatives aimed at providing the support necessary for these services to deliver quality and effective policing to the communities they serve.

Joshua Ostroff

Buffy Sainte-Marie On Why Canada Needs To Decolonize | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living

"Decolonizing doesn't hurt anybody. It's exactly what everybody needs to do."

Joshua Ostroff

Canada's 1st Indigenous District Aims To Increase Biz, Reduce Racism | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business

"If we do this, and do it right, other cities across Canada, and maybe the world, can take this model on."

Mohawk Band Makes History With Its Own Legal System

AP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Impact

The court aims to restore harmony, rather than just punish.

Indigenous Parents More Wary, Distrustful Of Education System: Study

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada

Another legacy of Canada's residential school system.

How Indigenous MPs Shaped The Assisted Dying Debate

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Indigenous MPs and senators played a central role in securing passage of the new law.

Selling Off Sacred Algonquin Land For Condos Not 'Reconciliation'

Larry Rousseau | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Larry Rousseau

Either one understands that a people's land is sacred, or one doesn't. If someone wants to make a bundle of profits, no matter how green the project, at least take if off sacred land. The sacred Chaudières site, which has been abused by industry for over a century, is in need of remediation, not redevelopment for private profit.

Joshua Ostroff

Paul Martin Blasts Chrétien Advice To Leave Attawapiskat | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"They should leave the reserves without a decent education?"

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Politics

"I don't think you could deny that our country has an issue with racism."

Residential Schools Archive Will Try To Balance Survivor Concerns With Education

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Commissioner Marie Wilson said the centre's goal is to further reconciliation — something that "can't happen in sealed vaults."

Aboriginal Voter Turnout Fuelled By Anger At Harper, Disenfranchisement

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Some aboriginal communities saw voter turnout spike by up to 270 per cent.

'See You In Court': An Expensive, Time-Consuming Wrong-Headed Strategy

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Last year the Conservative government spent more fighting Indigenous people in the courts than it spent going after tax frauds. From First Nations' child welfare to resource development, the government's response has been "see you in court." Who knew in 2011, when a government document listed Indigenous peoples as "adversaries" in terms of resource development, that this attitude would permeate every aspect of the Conservatives' approach when dealing with Aboriginal people? Prime Minister Harper's decision to abandon consultation and negotiation to drag Aboriginal issues through the courts is failing, costly, time consuming and undermines the honour of the Crown.

Why Idle No More Never Needed Your Sympathy

Tobold Rollo | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Tobold Rollo

From the get go, commentators have cautioned that Indigenous peoples would be wise to play their cards right lest they squander what little patience and benevolence the Canadian public has left for Indigenous issues. Those who hold this view seem curiously unaware of how movements such as Idle No More work. Like the Civil Rights movement, these are not public relations battles; they are Constitutional struggles. And so we can expect general bewilderment and frustration from the public as Idle No More pushes through in 2013.

Support Rolling In From The Maritimes

CBC | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Impact

A group of 50 Maritime activists is heading to Ottawa to support a hunger-striking First Nations leader. The First Nations protesters left...