Canada Metis

Why 2014 Wasn't Exactly a Year Worth Tweeting About

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

On balance, however, this was not a good year for world peace. Russian aggression in Crimea and the Ukraine, and the West's response, pushed the world closer to a new Cold War. Revelations about the CIA's use of torture were enough to shake anyone's faith in the goodness of humanity. Meanwhile, the Middle East spiralled downward with greater violence in Gaza, Syria and Iraq. At home we are still not on track to meet our emissions targets. And the strongest praise environmentalists could muster for the climate change deal reached in Lima, Peru, last week was to wince and say it is "better than nothing."

Metis, Non-Status Indians To Learn If Top Court Will Hear Landmark Case

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's Metis and non-status Indians will learn Thursday whether the Supreme Court will hear a high-stakes landmark case that could extend t...

Feds Cut Funding For Metis Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Politics

SASKATOON - The federal government says it is going to stop funding Metis Nation-Saskatchewan.A letter dated Wednesday from Aboriginal Affairs Ministe...

Landmark Metis Rights Ruling UPHELD

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of abor...

What Would Nelson Mandela Think of Canada's Apartheid?

Anne Theriault | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada
Anne Theriault

There is no discussion of the fact that part of the reason Mandela was sent to prison was because he was responsible for bombing a power plant. Though we seem to like to imagine that Mandela brought change to South Africa with nothing but wise words and a kind, grandfatherly smile, the truth is very different. Mandela fought for his freedom, tooth and nail.

Former Métis MP Dies In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PENTICTON, B.C. - The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says a high profile Métis leader who was elected to Parliament died Friday in the south Okanaga...

New Brunswick Fracking Protest Broken Up With Force, Weapons and Arrests

Small Change Fund | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Small Change Fund

New Brunswick is normally seen as a quiet little province that does not get a lot of attention. That changed Thursday when the world watched in horror...

Métis Win Historic Dispute

CBC | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada

Canada's Métis are celebrating a Supreme Court ruling that found the federal government failed to follow through on a promise it made to the Métis p...

Watching the Watchdog: Talking Idle No More With a Former APTN Journalist

Tim Knight | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

Ken Williams, Cree from Saskatchewan, APTN video journalist, has turned into Kenneth T. Williams, eminent award-winning playwright. My old friend Ken Williams and I go for beers at my local tavern. We order and I ask Ken about Idle No More...

'Indians' Ruling May Cost Ottawa 'Billions And Billions'

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

The recent federal court decision recognizing that Métis and non-status Indians in Canada are "Indians" under the Constitution Act could put a financ...

Non-Status Indians, Metis Declared 'Indians' Under Constitution Act, Court Rules

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Thanks to a single court decision, the federal government's responsibilities for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples have suddenly become a whole lot...

I'm in a Life-Threatening Abusive Relationship...With My Government

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat did not launch a hunger strike over a single piece of legislation. In short, this is what we have always been talking about. Whether the particular focus has been on housing, or education or the environment, or whatever else. What lies at the heart of all these issues is our relationship with Canada. And Canada? This relationship is abusive. We have been backed into a corner and we are literally fighting for our lives. We are literally dying, in so many preventable and unacceptable ways. I'm not being poetic or hyperbolic here and I don't just mean culturally. We are dying. I need you -- WE need you, to see the forest and not just the trees.

Why I Practice Gratitude

Small Change Fund | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Impact
Small Change Fund

There is always something to be thankful for, even when we may think there isn't. Being thankful has helped me to cultivate an attitude which, when continually fostered, has helped my life to be more positively memorable, joyful and meaningful. I've learned that thankfulness helps create positive thoughts, which creates positive emotions, which then creates positive energy.

Hey You in the Headdress, Know What it Means?

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada
Chelsea Vowel

It is okay to find our stuff beautiful, because it is. It is okay to admire our culture. However I then think it is reasonable to ask that if you admire a culture, you should learn more about it. Especially when the details are so much more fascinating than say, outdated stereotypes.

Supreme Court To Hear Case 140 Years In The Making

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - More than 140 years after the guns were put away, the last battle in the rebellion that brought Manitoba into Confederation is about to be fo...