Canada Metis

Metis Toddler Taken From B.C. Foster Parents To Be Moved To Ontario

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The case has raised cultural issues as the foster mother is Metis, while the adoptive parents in Ontario are not.

Aboriginal Day Live Draws Canadian Cultures Closer Together

Kyle Nobess | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Music
Kyle Nobess

Aboriginal Day Live, an annual celebration of Canada's National Aboriginal Day and the summer solstice, has been delighting audiences since 2007. The event features some of the most accomplished Aboriginal musicians, including award-winning and up-and-coming artists.

Pipelines Or Indigenous Rights? Premier Notley Can't Have Both

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.15.2017 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

The Alberta government clearly has a reason for wanting to facilitate the export of more oil and gas via the proposed TransCanada Energy East and Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipelines. But the NDP committed in its election platform to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to "work with Alberta Indigenous Peoples to build a relationship of trust and ensure respectful consultation."

Metis, Off-Reserve Natives Win Indian Status In Landmark Ruling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Politics

The high court was asked to rule on whether the federal government has the same responsibility to them as to status Indians and Inuit.

Metis Accuse Oilsands Giant Of Economic Retaliation

CBC | Posted 04.01.2017 | Canada Business

"There's nothing to trap. The company, they destroyed our land."

1 In 5 Aboriginal People Have Suicidal Thoughts At Some Point: StatCan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada

Previous studies have suggested suicide and self-inflicted injuries are among the leading causes of death for among First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

Scrapping Keystone XL A Victory For And By The People

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Mike Hudema

Keystone was a fight that no one thought we could win. When the pipeline was first proposed, every energy analyst, every journalist and every politician either had never heard of it or thought the same thing -- the pipeline was a virtual certainty and its approval was imminent.

Ontario Metis Face Higher Cancer Risk: Study

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Impact

"...there's a lot of work to do."

First Nations Chief Says Feds Should Make 60 Aboriginal Languages Official

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Politics

National chief says 'ultimate goal' would be to have Aboriginal languages printed beside English and French.

Reconciliation Must Come From People, Not Just Parliament

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) releases its final report about the residential school system for aboriginal children we wonder, where is Canada's catharsis? With little media coverage up until the release of the final report, and even less public engagement, Canada has had no such emotionally transformative moment. Canada needs reconciliation. The last residential school only closed in 1996. All aboriginal communities still suffer from their impact

I Know First Hand Why Canada's Aboriginals Need Truth for Reconciliation

Patricia Erb | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Patricia Erb

On September 13, 1976, I became one of the "Disappeared" in Argentina's Dirty War and I became a witness and a voice for those who could no longer speak. The search for truth, justice and memory can be a painful one and it is never easy work but I have seen the rewards. This is why I passionately believe in the work of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The reparations of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples need allies. Allies that support and respect differing worldviews. This is about nation building.

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.