THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
"The problem is the gross underfunding by the federal government."
The health of Canada's indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians -- and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups. In other words, being an indigenous person in Canada is too often a dangerous reality. But it doesn't have to be this way. These phenomena are not new, and while Canada has been good at documenting health crises, and collecting evidence, we've been poor at doing anything about it.
Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. As I write, the brutish old pro licks his lips, girds his loins and polishes his plans to destroy the young con...
CP/Globe And Mail
The Harper Conservatives' lack of consultation with First Nations represents a dangerous narrow-mindedness. The same goes for the government's neglect of environmental protection. It is time to idle no more. It is time to speak out, for First Nations, and for Canadians as a whole.
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 Kelowna Accord tried to find something to salvage...
A regional chief who represents Attawapiskat says that a number of his counterparts in other First Nations are prepared to engage in civil disobedience over Ottawa's handling of a housing crisis in th...