Metis

Landmark Metis Rights Ruling UPHELD

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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...

Why We Should Commemorate the Liberation of Auschwitz

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We have become inured to anti-Semitism. It passes the lips and enters the ears without shock. We don't name and shame anti-Jewish hatred. Ryan Bellerose is a Métis. It didn't matter. The man who accosted him thought him a Jew. Knew nothing about him and suggested it was sad he existed. This is anti-Semitism.

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...

Celebrating Aboriginal Literacy and Learning

Lindsay L. Kennedy | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Lindsay L. Kennedy

National Aboriginal Day, June 21, is a day of recognition that celebrates the cultures and contributions of Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. In celebration, here are a few key points about literacy and essential skills that have broad application in supporting better outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

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.

5 Of Canada's Northern National Parks

CBC | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Travel

Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially announced the creation of Canada's 44th national park, Nááts’ihch’oh (pronounced ‘Naats-each-choh’)...

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...