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Residential Schools

article Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement
(Ottawa) -- The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and...
article Atikamekw Indian day school students sue federal government over abuse
(Ottawa) -- Twenty-two former Indian day school students in Quebec are suing Canada over sexual abuse suffered at the federally run school during the 1970s. The...
article Challenge to Indian day school settlement in Quebec court could stall deal
(Ottawa) -- A recently filed court challenge of Ottawa's Indian day school settlement agreement could stall the deal, according to one of the lawyers behind the...
article Ottawa needs to 'walk the walk' on reconciliation, says Federal Court judge
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa needs to 'walk the walk' on reconciliation, said a Federal Court judge in a ruling released Tuesday as part of an ongoing class action lawsuit...
article Supreme Court upholds residential school compensation for former student
(Ottawa) -- The Supreme Court of Canada says a former residential school student is entitled to compensation for abuse, in a decision that helps clarify the scope of...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

First Nations

article Settlements between Ottawa and 9 Sask. First Nations, for missed 1880s $5 treaty payments, total $38.5M
(Ottawa) -- Settlements between the Government of Canada and nine First Nations in Saskatchewan announced this week, made for past damages, are valued at a combined...
article National Métis group gave IT contracts to 2 companies linked to policy adviser
(Ottawa) -- The Métis National Council (MNC), facing its second federal audit in the last seven years, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to two companies directed by...
article RCMP investigation triggered audit of national Métis organization
(Ottawa) -- The federal government launched an ongoing financial probe of a national Métis organization following a meeting with investigators with the RCMP, CBC News...
article Supreme Court rules Federation of Newfoundland Indians did little to stop sharing of its sensitive legal documents
(Ottawa) -- The Federation of Newfoundland Indians is appealing a recent court ruling involving its attempt to recover sensitive legal documents the group feels should...
article Grand chief ends hunger strike as Algonquin, government reach deal on former U.S. embassy site
(Ottawa) -- The grand chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation has ended her hunger and hydration strike after reaching a deal with the federal government over an...
article Visible minorities more concerned about Indigenous people's welfare than other Canadians, says poll
(Ottawa) -- A recent pre-election survey suggests that visible minorities in Canada are more likely than the general population to be concerned about the quality of life...
article Algonquin Nation erects wigwam opposite Parliament in protest over future of former U.S. embassy
(Ottawa) -- Members of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation have erected a wigwam in front of the former U.S. embassy opposite Parliament Hill in Ottawa in an effort to draw...
article RCMP seeks names of potential victims of coerced sterilization
(Ottawa) -- The RCMP is seeking the names of potential victims of coerced sterilization procedures and wants lawyers to help in the process, Commissioner Brenda Lucki...
article Federal Indigenous child welfare reform bill one step closer to becoming law
(Ottawa) -- The federal government’s proposed changes to the First Nation, Metis and Inuit child welfare system is one step closer to becoming law. Bill C-92...
article Manitoba First Nations put treaty land resolutions on hydro line table
(Ottawa) -- As the Trudeau and Pallister governments prepare for elections in the fall, some First Nations leaders appear to be using the Manitoba Hydro transmission...
article Senate committee passes UNDRIP bill, Tories warn of an Indigenous 'veto'
(Ottawa) -- The Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee has passed a bill that will implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (...
article Indigenous Rights Bill In Jeopardy, Days After MMIWG Report Urged Its Passage
(Ottawa) -- Odds are shrinking that an NDP MP’s bill proposing the government review its laws to ensure they meet minimal international rights standards for...
article Liberals want citizenship oath to recognize rights of Indigenous peoples
(Ottawa) -- This week Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, introduced Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’...
article Revamped citizenship guide still a work in progress
(Ottawa) -- With the elections around the corner, the promised overhaul of Canada’s citizenship guide is still a work in progress. That leaves newcomers to the...
article Citizenship oath may be changed to reference Indigenous rights
(Ottawa) -- The Canadian government has tabled legislation that would change the oath of citizenship to include a reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples. It...
article Proposed change to the Oath of Citizenship
(Ottawa) -- The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today introduced Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change...
article Trudeau exonerates Chief Poundmaker, apologizes for treason conviction
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has exonerated Chief Poundmaker, who was convicted of the crime of treason-felony in 1885. Members of a Saskatchewan First...
article First Nation loses its four dialysis machines; province says they weren't used
(Ottawa) -- Nurses at Berens River First Nation initially thought someone had stolen their health centre's four dialysis machines. The province says it was simply...
article Northern and Aboriginal Policy
(Ottawa) -- Northern and Aboriginal Policy is a knowledge area within the Public Policy division of the Conference Board of Canada. The success of Canada’s...
article Federal minister wants province to work with Mi'kmaq and Ottawa on Aboriginal title in New Brunswick
(Ottawa) -- Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett hopes the New Brunswick government will work with the federal government and the Mi'kmaq on...
article Lynn Beyak suspended from Senate after refusing to take down letters condemned as racist
(Ottawa) -- Lynn Beyak has been suspended from the Senate for the remainder of this parliamentary session after refusing to apologize for posting letters on her website...
article Two Ontario First Nations are claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Here's what that means
(Ottawa) -- In July 1615, French explorer Samuel de Champlain made his way by canoe down the French River toward Georgian Bay. Close to the mouth of the river, he...
article OP/ED: Corrie Scott: Jody Wilson-Raybould comes from a long line of Indigenous truth-tellers
(Ottawa) -- On Anti-Bullying Day, Canadians watched their former minister of justice and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould — a Kwakwaka’wakw Canadian...
article Native Rights Language Could Expand Approval Process for NGTL Natural Gas Projects
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government in Ottawa has inserted a global native rights ideal into the approval process for C$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion) in projects by...
article Ottawa fighting First Nation groups over compensation for child welfare discrimination
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is battling First Nations organizations before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to avoid compensating First Nation children who went...
article Are Conservative Senators Going to Kill Law Protecting Indigenous Rights?
(Ottawa) -- Almost a year after Parliament passed a law committing Canada to accept the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the legislation...
article Liberals move ahead on Indigenous agenda after SNC affair, caucus ousters
(Ottawa) -- Justin Trudeau's Liberals say they are still hearing support from Indigenous people and leaders, despite concerns raised publicly about Trudeau's...
article Indigenous groups accuse Conservatives of 'shameful' stalling tactics on rights bill
(Ottawa) -- Indigenous groups are urging the Senate to quickly pass legislation to cement provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous...
article Nunavut turns 20: Reflections on the capital's close ties with the North
(Ottawa) -- As Nunavut marks its 20th anniversary, the significance of today's milestone will be felt particularly strongly here in Ottawa. Outside of the three...
article PM wanted SNC-Lavalin deal 'one way or another,' top bureaucrat told Wilson-Raybould in secretly recorded call
(Ottawa) -- The country's top bureaucrat warned Jody Wilson-Raybould that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "quite determined" to prevent SNC-Lavalin's...
30 Total Articles on this Issue


article Former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence begins hunger strike over state of community
(Ottawa) -- Former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence says she is embarking on another hunger strike, this time over the state of her community's water and...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article OP/ED: Pipeline battles could further hostility between Indigenous Peoples and RCMP
(Ottawa) -- It’s no secret that Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and the RCMP have a fraught relationship. Especially in the West where the Red Coats played a key role in...
1 Article on this Issue


article Ottawa signs self-government agreements with Métis Nation in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan
(Ottawa) -- The federal Liberal government signed self-government agreements with the Métis Nation of Ontario, Métis Nation of Alberta and Métis Nation-Saskatchewan on...
article Supreme Court will not hear Quebec community's case seeking Métis rights
(Ottawa) -- The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of a Quebec group seeking recognition of Métis rights to occupy hunting camps on public lands. Brought...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Canadian Land Issues

article Algonquin grand chief continues Ottawa wigwam protest in front of the former U.S. embassy
(Ottawa) -- Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council Grand Chief Verna Polson vows to continue occupying a small wigwam on the sidewalk in front of 100 Wellington...
article Two Ontario First Nations claiming title to large parts of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay
(Ottawa) -- In July 1615, French explorer Samuel de Champlain made his way by canoe down the French River toward Georgian Bay. Close to the mouth of the river, he...
2 Total Articles on this Issue


article Ottawa to put $13M toward projects to honour lives of MMIWG
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will provide more than $13 million for community-led projects to help honour the lives and legacies of missing and murdered Indigenous...
article MMIWG report missed chance to change how deaths are investigated, says Indigenous forensic pathologist
(Ottawa) -- No one needed to explain to Kona Williams, Canada's first Indigenous forensic pathologist, why it was so important for Canada to hold a National Inquiry...
article MMIWG inquiry still fighting for access to RCMP files, weeks from closing ceremony
(Ottawa) -- With its final report just weeks away from being released, the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls is in federal court...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trans Mountain

article Trudeau cabinet approves Trans Mountain expansion project
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have again approved the Trans Mountain expansion project, a crucial next step for the much-delayed pipeline...
article What to watch for in today's cabinet decision on the TMX pipeline project
(Ottawa) -- The federal cabinet will decide Tuesday whether to again approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. An outright rejection of the project is thought to be...
article Ottawa plans to make Trans Mountain decision by June 18
(Ottawa) -- The federal government will deliver a final decision on the fate of the Trans Mountain pipeline by June 18, well beyond the 90-day deadline set by the...
article Trans Mountain consultation approach 'fatally flawed' even with extension, says First Nations leader
(Ottawa) -- Even if the time period for consultation with Indigenous groups over the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is extended by a few weeks, "it still...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Supreme Court orders new manslaughter trial for accused in death of Cindy Gladue
(Ottawa) -- The Ontario trucker accused of killing Cindy Gladue will face a new trial for manslaughter, reviving a case that unleashed public outrage over how the...
1 Article on this Issue

Cannabis & Casinos

article OP/ED: 3 Reasons Sports Betting Is the Next Legal Marijuana
(Ottawa) -- When marijuana was legalized in Canada last year, investors from across the world poured billions into the industry, pushing valuations to record highs and...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Trudeau doubles down on not apologizing for SNC-Lavalin affair
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained dogged Thursday that he doesn't need to apologize for his role in the SNC-Lavalin affair, a day after Canada's...
article 'I take responsibility,' Trudeau says in wake of damning report on SNC-Lavalin ethics violation
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he accepts full responsibility after Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act by...
article 'I take responsibility,' Trudeau says in wake of damning report on SNC-Lavalin ethics violation
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he accepts full responsibility after Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion found he violated the Conflict of Interest Act by...
article Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act in SNC-Lavalin controversy, says ethics commissioner
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the...
article The war within: Wilson-Raybould's last days as a Liberal minister
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau knew his relationship with former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould was problematic long before his...
article Committee 'deeply disturbed' by reports of coerced, forced sterilization
(Ottawa) -- The House of Commons health committee is calling on the federal government to investigate the problem of coerced or forced sterilization of women in Canada....
article Twin Flames hope to use music to revitalize Indigenous languages, storytelling
(Ottawa) -- When Chelsey June and Jaaji take the stage as the band Twin Flames, they want to break down barriers and help people connect with each other — no...
article Indigenous youth bound for 4-month service trip in Peru
(Ottawa) -- A group of 34 Indigenous youth are getting ready for a four-month service trip in Peru that includes a cultural exchange with local Indigenous communities....
article Inuk woman blocked from online group after calling out 'offensive' costume kit
(Ottawa) -- An Inuk woman is calling out the people behind an Ottawa "Buy Nothing" Facebook group over their initial response to her complaint about a costume kit she...
article Half of Indigenous children live in poverty, study says
(Ottawa) -- A new study being released today says Indigenous children are more than two times more likely to live in poverty than other children in Canada, with little...
article Could Barrhaven's Amherst Crescent be in for a name change?
(Ottawa) -- After Montreal recently changed the name of a street commemorating a man who advocated for biological warfare to exterminate Indigenous people, there are...
article Algonquin Nation guaranteed space in Indigenous centre as deal ends hunger strike
(Ottawa) -- The Algonquin Nation will be guaranteed a space in a major Indigenous centre in Ottawa after an agreement with the federal government ended a grand chief...
article 'We don't want another 30 years of dictatorship': First Nation unites to oust 'lifetime' chief
(Ottawa) -- While Canada was celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day last week, about 30 members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen met outside the locked gates of a...
article People 'treated like mines'
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people's ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of...
article Algonquins want part of the old U.S. embassy that Trudeau said would become Indigenous space
(Ottawa) -- The former United States embassy that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said would be a space for Indigenous people continues to sit empty as the Algonquins, on...
article Delayed Bill S-3 amendments will be in force before election, says minister's office
(Ottawa) -- Delayed amendments to eliminate residual sex-based discrimination within the Indian Act will be implemented before the next election, according the...
article National Indigenous women's organization feared it would 'go down' over conflict, toxic workplace allegations
(Ottawa) -- Board members with Canada's most prominent Indigenous women's group feared the organization could "go down" over an ongoing conflict...
article 'We're an oral people': Inuktitut radio program begins broadcasting in Ottawa
(Ottawa) -- When Jessie Kangok was growing up in Igloolik, Nunavut, she remembers listening to the radio every day. At 12 o'clock, she recalls, the CBC's Joanna...
article Grassy Narrows leadership to review Ottawa's latest mercury poisoning care home agreement
(Ottawa) -- Canada's Indigenous services minister says he's presented another proposed agreement to build a specialized mercury healthcare facility for sufferers...
article Canada’s indigenous try to break vicious cycle tearing families apart
(Ottawa) -- Although Canada’s indigenous population has more visibility in Canadian political and cultural life than America’s, colonial policies have a dark...

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