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Research about Inuit labour market should consider land-based economy, StatCan says

The land-based economy must be included in any examination of the Inuit labour market, says a new report from Statistics Canada based on the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey.

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9/20/2019

article Trudeau commits to 'necessary funding' for kids in Indigenous communities during Saskatoon town hall
(Saskatchewan) -- Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau was questioned about several issues during his town hall in Saskatoon on Thursday, with Indigenous issues...
article New Chief elected by Westbank First Nation
(British Columbia) -- Westbank First Nation elected a new Chief on Thursday evening. After sitting on Westbank First Nation council since 2012, Christopher Derickson...
article Northern federal election hopefuls face off in Thompson
(Manitoba) -- People in Thompson got the chance to meet some of the candidates running to represent their riding for the first time on Thursday night at a forum focused...
article Closing Indigenous education gap would impact number of future arrests in Sask., StatsCan study says
(Saskatchewan) -- A new "microsimulation" study concludes that eliminating the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Saskatchewan would...
article Leader of organization behind fake status cards facing sex charges involving minor
(Canada) -- The leader of a self-described Indigenous organization that distributed fake Indian status cards is facing three sex-related charges involving a minor, court...
article Maskwacis celebrates new chapter with grand opening of first public library
(Alberta) -- A trip to the local library has finally become a possibility for 15,000 people living in Maskwacis. The library, in the Howard Buffalo Memorial Centre, will...

9/17/2019

article NAC: Should Trudeau get another chance?
(Canada) -- The Canadian federal election has officially begun. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has until October 21st to convince Canadian citizens that he and his...

9/16/2019

article Cannabis dispensary celebrates soft launch on Zagime Anishinabek near Regina
(Saskatchewan) -- Omagakii Medical Dispensary staff members spent the majority of Monday stocking the shelves with oil tinctures, flowers and accessories after a...
article B.C. government ends 'birth alerts' in child welfare cases
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government is ending a controversial practice that allowed hospitals and child welfare agencies to flag safety risks to infants at birth...

9/15/2019

article What matters to Indigenous voters in Manitoba?
(Canada) -- As Canadians get ready to head to the polls, everyone has an opinion about what the most important issues are. For Indigenous voters, key issues include...
article Family continues search for missing Manitoba man, 1 year after disappearance
(Canada) -- Kelly Lavallee says all she wants is closure and to bring her son home. Her son, Dwayne Lavallee, has been missing for just shy of one year. The 21-year-old...
article After the Gold Rush: 160 years later, Barkerville includes First Nations' stories at living museum
(Canada) -- Every summer, 60,000 tourists flock to Barkerville Historic Town and Park to marvel at rustic gold rush buildings and interact with actors portraying Chinese...
article Keepers of the Language: Inuktitut helps host stay in touch with his roots
(Canada) -- CBC is doing a series of stories to recognize that the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The observance is...

9/12/2019

article An Indigenous guide to the 2019 federal election
(Ottawa) -- With the 2019 federal election approaching on Oct. 21, here's a look at the parties' Indigenous candidates and platforms. The list of candidates will...
article First Nations powerline technicians program up for national award
(Ontario) -- A First Nation-driven training and employment program has been selected as a finalist for a national economic development award.
article Most non-European B.C. residents have faced ethnic discrimination, poll finds
(British Columbia) -- While immigration is not currently one of the three most important issues facing Canada for most would-be voters in this year’s federal election,...
article Multi-million dollar national Inuit health survey to be led by Inuit, for Inuit
(North Canada) -- Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is launching an ambitious new project to gather up-to-date health information from Inuit of all ages, wherever they live.
article Inuk director's new film shows One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk that changed everything
(North Canada) -- The latest feature film by Zacharias Kunuk, director of the multi-award winning film Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner (2001), depicts oral history about how...

9/11/2019

article Election 2019: First Nations seeking economic reconciliation
(Saskatchewan) -- Real change and a renewed nation-to-nation relationship was prime ministerial hopeful Justin Trudeau’spitch to Indigenous Peoples in 2015.

9/10/2019

press release The Government of Canada announces the coming into force of an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
(Ottawa) -- Reducing the number of Indigenous children in care continues to be one of the Government of Canada's most important priorities.
article Trudeau, Goodale and Sajjan visit Halifax to survey Dorian recovery efforts
(Nova Scotia) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two federal cabinet ministers visited Halifax Tuesday to survey the damage caused by Dorian, the hurricane-strength...
article Federal election campaign to officially kick off Wednesday
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will officially kick off the federal election campaign with a visit to Rideau Hall at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Liberal sources...
article How Canadians Raised Millions to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres
(British Columbia) -- The students in a fifth-grade class at Cambridge Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada were on an environmental mission in June. At their...
article Mé​​​​​​​tis veterans receive apology, promise of compensation from federal minister
(Saskatchewan) -- Métis veterans in Canada have received an apology and promise of compensation from a federal minister. In a packed room at the Royal Canadian Legion in...
article New federal Arctic policy includes focus on health, environment, infrastructure
(North Canada) -- The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic. The lengthy document, released by the Department of...
article Federal government releases long-awaited Arctic policy
(North Canada) -- The federal government has released its long-awaited policy on developing the Canadian Arctic. The lengthy document, released by the department of...
article Students on Ice expedition brings the classroom to the polar regions
(Ottawa) -- Geoff Green is sporting a healthy tan and looking surprisingly relaxed at an early August reception at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. True, he has...
article Pre-election goodies for First Nation bridges, clean water projects
(Ontario) -- Ahead of a federal election, Ottawa was rolling out funding and breaking ground on First Nation community infrastructure projects across Northern Ontario....
article Kwanlin Dün partners in program to help people with FASD in justice system
(North Canada) -- Yukon's Kwanlin Dün First Nation is partnering in a new program aimed at helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) navigate...
article First-of-its-kind program to fill gap in Indigenous childbirth care
(Saskatchewan) -- Directors hope an Indigenous birth support worker program set to launch in Saskatoon this winter will become the new standard for Indigenous maternal...
article 'We feel very unappreciated': Sagkeeng First Nation teachers protesting contracts
(Manitoba) -- As students return to school across the province, children at one First Nations school are off to a rocky start. A number of elementary school teachers on...
article Eaglechild totem pole moving from Prince Albert, Sask. to First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The Eaglechild totem pole, which has stood on the riverbank in Prince Albert, Sask., for 45 years, has been cut down. “I was emotional. I wanted...
article N.B. artist takes first place in international competition for Indigenous artwork
(Canada) -- An artist from New Brunswick's Tobique First Nation has taken first place at an international competition for his Indigenous artwork.
article Sixteen-year-old dead after house fire on Beardy’s First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- Rosthern RCMP say a 16-year-old girl is dead after a house fire on the Beardy’s First Nation Sunday afternoon. Police say at this point they...

9/9/2019

article Scheer should break with Harper's approach to Indigenous peoples, says AFN national chief
(Ottawa) -- Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer should signal he won't copy former prime minister Stephen Harper's approach to the relationship between Ottawa and...
article Indigenous fire practices once shaped the Northwest — and they might again
(Washington) -- Upon arriving in Washington, many settlers assumed that the lands they had entered were perfect representations of unspoiled nature. They explored...

9/8/2019

article Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa must pay potentially billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children harmed by the on-reserve child welfare system, following a ruling...
article First Nations leadership concerned about who will be included in child welfare ruling
(British Columbia) -- First Nations leadership in British Columbia is calling on the Canadian government to "do the right thing" and ensure nobody is left...

9/7/2019

article 'Make this a federal election campaign issue': Crowd gathers for forum on Downtown Eastside
(British Columbia) -- A crowd gathered at Vancouver's Woodwards Courtyard Saturday afternoon for a CBC town hall that convened to address some of the most...
article Ottawa invests $1M to support Indigenous people with FASD in the justice system
(Saskatchewan) -- The federal government has committed nearly $1 million to helping Indigenous people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Saskatchewan and Yukon.
article Quebec Cree deal with travel, isolation just to see a medical specialist
(Quebec) -- A simple trip to see the doctor can often be anything but simple for Cree patients in Quebec — it can involve days of travel and many weeks, months or...
article U of W student, Sen. Murray Sinclair receive Red Cross humanitarian awards
(Manitoba) -- Sen. Murray Sinclair and a University of Winnipeg student developing a Swampy Cree language app were honoured with awards from the Canadian Red Cross on...
article Watch the First Clip From Ellen Page and Ian Daniel's New Documentary About Environmental Racism
(Nova Scotia) -- In There’s Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and...

9/6/2019

article Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa must pay tens of thousands of dollars to every First Nations child who was placed in the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by...
article Creation of new water utility for First Nations moves step closer
(Nova Scotia) -- The creation of a new water utility for 15 Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is one step closer to reality....
article Ottawa ordered to compensate First Nations children impacted by on-reserve child welfare system
(Ottawa) -- Ottawa must pay tens of thousands of dollars to every First Nations child who was placed in the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by...

9/5/2019

article Wind Turbines To Reduce Emissions For Kluane First Nation
(Ottawa) -- The government of Canada recently announced C$3.1 million in funding for the Kluane First Nation (KFN) to install and operate wind turbines that will help...
article Revamped B.C. treaty negotiation process drawing mixed reaction from First Nations
(British Columbia) -- The First Nations Summit, province of British Columbia and federal government unveiled a new policy approach to the way treaties are negotiated in...
article Man facing 50 charges after fleeing into oncoming traffic: RCMP
(Saskatchewan) -- A joyride has turned into a list of 50 charges after a 26-year-old Sweetgrass First Nation man was arrested on Friday in northwest Saskatchewan, police...
article Leaders say new Kashechewan school a 'relief,' but $15M short of perfect
(Ontario) -- It's been one year since Kashechewan students were forced out of the elementary school because of mouldy portables. In August, 2018, Chief Leo Friday...
article Six Nations businessman sending 3 jets with hurricane relief aid to Bahamas
(Worldwide) -- A prominent First Nations businessman is leading a relief effort to help the hurricane-stricken Bahamas that will see three jets leave Hamilton Wednesday...

9/4/2019

article Quebec Cree community bans plastic bags, Styrofoam
(North Canada) -- The James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi has become the first in Eeyou Istchee to ban plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam containers. Since Aug. 19,...
article OP/ED: The N.W.T. may, finally, be ready for more women in gov't
(North Canada) -- Late last year in Hay River, I stood in line waiting to vote for a new Dene Nation leader. A brave Indigenous woman, Eileen Marlowe, had put her name...
article Advocate delivers scathing review of protective services for Inuit children
(North Canada) -- Child protective services is not regarded as a resource, but as a source of fear. That's one of the jaw-dropping findings of Newfoundland and...
article 'It's about time': Ottawa's Indigenous Theatre prepares to launch
(Ottawa) -- Stage director Muriel Miguel is beaming as she shuffles among the cast members of the inaugural production in Ottawa's new Indigenous Theatre. Opening...

9/3/2019

article Cree police sign collective agreement with the Cree Nation Government
(Quebec) -- The Cree Nation Government has recently signed its first collective agreement with the unionization of the Eeyou Eenou Police Force, the regional police...

9/1/2019

article Bob Joseph and 21 Things you may not know about the Indian Act
(Canada) -- The things many of us don’t know about the Indian Act of 1876 could fill a book. In fact, they have. Written by first-time author Bob Joseph, a member...

8/31/2019

article Some First Nations tighten membership criteria in response to Bill S-3's extension of Indian status
(Canada) -- Some First Nations are tightening their membership and residency codes against the thousands of people across Canada who could potentially gain Indian status...
article 19-year-old Kateri Lynn elected to Detah council, takes most votes
(Canada) -- Kateri Lynn, 19, was the youngest candidate to run in the Yellowknives Dene First Nation council elections in the Northwest Territories communities of Detah...
article Emergency foster home with focus on Innu culture to open in Sheshatshiu
(Canada) -- An emergency foster home to house children in care for short-term stays will soon open its doors in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. It's another step toward...
article AFN National Chief urges Canada to press Brazil over violence against Indigenous people
(Canada) -- Canada needs to pressure Brazil to end violations of Indigenous rights, says the head of Canada's largest Indigenous organization in a letter sent to...

8/30/2019

article Some First Nations tighten membership criteria in response to Bill S-3's extension of Indian status
(Canada) -- Some First Nations are tightening their membership and residency codes against the thousands of people across Canada who could potentially gain Indian status...
article Emergency foster home with focus on Innu culture to open in Sheshatshiu
(North Canada) -- An emergency foster home to house children in care for short-term stays will soon open its doors in Sheshatshiu, Labrador. It's another step toward...

8/28/2019

article Supreme Court of Canada could hear 'conquered people' case: Mi’kmaq law professor
(Ottawa) -- Don’t be surprised if the Supreme Court of Canada sides with the province and agrees to hear the conquered people case, says a Mi’kmaq law...
article Chris Derrickson challenging Chief Roxanne Lindley in Westbank First Nation election
(British Columbia) -- There will be at least one new face on Westbank First Nation council following its September election. Chief Roxanne Lindley defeated long-time...
article Iqaluit mayor won't seek re-election
(Ontario) -- Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern will not run in the upcoming municipal election. Redfern made the announcement at a city council meeting Tuesday. "I...
article Closing arguments set for case of German tourist shot west of Calgary
(Alberta) -- Closing arguments are scheduled today in the trial of a youth accused of shooting a German tourist in the head on a highway west of Calgary. The teen from...
article Probe underway into fatal police-involved shooting on Saskatchewan First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- A man is dead after a police-involved shooting on a Saskatchewan First Nation. Two officers from the Wadena RCMP detachment were called Tuesday...
article Trial of aboriginal youth in the shooting of a German tourist continues
(Saskatchewan) -- One year ago, Horst Stewin and his family were touring Canada to celebrate the man’s 60th birthday. They were touring Alberta as the man liked...
article Tseshaht First Nation to hold healing event for former AIRS students
(British Columbia) -- The Tseshaht First Nation is planning a healing event Sept. 27–28 at Maht Mahs Gymnasium and the Tseshaht Longhouse for the “lost souls...

8/27/2019

article Delays in signing protected areas agreement could cost K'asho Got'ine government $1M
(North Canada) -- Delays on signing an establishment agreement on the Ts'udé Nilíné Tu'eyta protected area in the Northwest Territories could cost the K'asho...
article Ontario government ends Ring of Fire regional agreement with Matawa First Nations
(Ontario) -- The provincial government has officially ended the regional framework agreement between Queen's Park and the First Nations closest to the Ring of Fire,...

8/26/2019

article Charges laid after pedestrian killed on Saskatchewan First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- A pedestrian is dead after he was hit by a car in a residential lane on Saskatchewan's Piapot First Nation.

8/23/2019

article B.C. must reform mineral tenure laws that do not require Aboriginal consultation: First Nations leaders
(British Columbia) -- B.C. First Nation leaders say the provincial government must reform mineral tenure laws that have allowed Imperial Metals to obtain mineral rights...
article Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games underway at We’koqma’q First Nation
(Nova Scotia) -- As a mother of eight children, Ruby Paul knows how difficult it can be to make sure her kids live active, healthy lifestyles. So, when she saw the...

8/22/2019

article Fire at Arlanxeo
(Ontario) -- Sirens sounded for several minutes Thursday morning in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley.

8/21/2019

article 'The way they taught us wasn't the way': Federal Indian day school settlement agreement approved
(Saskatchewan) -- Kurt Adams still bears the scar left by a ruler a teacher used to strike him on the head. In the late 1960s, for Grades 1 to 3, Adams attended what was...
article Federal government pledges up to $41M for Kasabonika Lake First Nation education
(Ontario) -- The federal government has pledged up to $41 million to improving education on Kasabonika Lake First Nation. In an announcement made Tuesday, the government...

8/20/2019

article Federal government funds economic development projects in Seine River
(Ontario) -- A northwestern Ontario Indigenous community will build a new, 8,000-square-foot multi-use centre with help from the federal government. FedNor on Monday...
article Vuntut Gwitchin change residency rules for council candidates, but not councillors
(North Canada) -- The Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) has changed a controversial section of its constitution around residency requirements for council candidates,...

8/19/2019

article Nunavut addictions treatment centre planned for Iqaluit
(North Canada) -- An addictions and trauma treatment centre will open its doors in Iqaluit in about five years, according to the centre's executive director Jakob...
article Post-secondary leaders renew focus on reconciliation after gathering in Yukon
(British Columbia) -- Post-secondary school leaders from across Canada are leaving Yukon with fresh ideas about how infuse their institutions with Indigenous knowledge...
article Mi'kmaw Summer Games give Indigenous youth a chance to come together
(Nova Scotia) -- For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games aren't just exciting — they're a...

8/18/2019

article From beading to diaper making, incoming Yukon teachers learn First Nations basics
(Canada) -- The school year in Yukon is approaching but some teachers have already started working — learning about the territory's First Nations. Thirty-five...

8/17/2019

article 'Looked like fire': Lightning strike at First Nation sends 13 people to hospital
(Canada) -- More than a dozen people were sent to hospital Friday evening after a bolt of lightning struck a tent that had fallen over at a powwow on Ebb and Flow First...
article 'An important message': Heart garden planted at RCMP detachment in Whitehorse
(Canada) -- A bed of flowers in the shape of heart has been planted in front of the RCMP detachment in Whitehorse. The heart garden was unveiled on Tuesday. Its red and...

8/16/2019

article Indigenous tourism businesses booming in B.C. as visitors spend $705M a year
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous tourism businesses are seeing rapid growth in B.C. as more international visitors seek experiences that bring them closer to Canadian...

8/14/2019

article Paul McCartney Stunned By Teen Girl Video Surfacing
(North Canada) -- Paul McCartney was stunned by teen girl Emma Stevens’ viral video covering The Beatles classic “Blackbird” surfacing online, and he...

8/12/2019

article Canada Supports Indigenous Participation in Manitoba’s Forest Sector
(Manitoba) -- Canada’s forest sector continues to play a key role in our economy and our efforts to address climate change. That is why Canada is investing in...
article OP/ED: Action needed for B.C.’s forestry-dependent communities
(British Columbia) -- As summer progresses and more weeks pass by with no word from John Horgan and the NDP, hard-hit forestry communities grow ever more discouraged...
article OP/ED: Alberta separatism at this point a non-viable movement
(Alberta) -- We are a long way from Alberta separating from Canada, even though there was a separatist meeting in Calgary on the weekend and even though one-quarter of...
article Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses
(Edmonton) -- A new rotation at the University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine is providing fourth-year students the chance to participate in hands-on...
article ITA, First Nations sign MOU to increase trades participation
(British Columbia) -- The Industry Training Authority in B.C. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council to increase its members...
article P.E.I. heritage on display
(North Canada) -- Old Home Week has been an Island tradition for more than 125 years. In comparison, Diana Xia is a relative newcomer, but the week is something her...
article VIDEO: Culture week at Saskatchewan’s Wanuskewin Heritage Park
(Saskatchewan) -- Honey Constant with some of the activities taking place at Wanuskewin Heritage Park during culture week Aug 12-14.

8/11/2019

article Yukon First Nation harnesses power of social media to teach local language
(Canada) -- One Yukon First Nation has turned to the power of social media for people to learn and practice its Indigenous language. Since mid-July, the Tr'ondëk...

8/10/2019

article RCMP-led Indigenous youth camp hopes to improve First Nation and Métis representation within the force
(Canada) -- The RCMP doesn't reflect all of the communities it serves — yet, according to Alberta-based officers. But Sgt. Kim Mueller is trying to change that...
article Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO
(Canada) -- Bella Morrisseau Whiskeyjack might only be nine years old but she is about to become a published author. Encouraged by a teacher to enter a speech...
article Coming of age: N.W.T. elders host gender-inclusive rite of passage camp
(Canada) -- A special rites of passage camp tailored for LGBTQ, gender-fluid and two-spirit youth transitioning into adulthood was held in Fort Providence last weekend....

8/6/2019

article $1.2-million price tag for wildfire evacuations of First Nations in Ontario over last five years
(Ontario) -- People in northern Ontario - and especially First Nations communities - are increasingly having their safety and well-being threatened by wildfires....
article Onion Lake Cree Nation ordered again by judge to post financial statements
(Saskatchewan) -- A Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench judge has ordered the Onion Lake Cree Nation to post its financial documents online. Last fall, band member...
article N.W.T. fisher says government is too controlling
(North Canada) -- Though a new fish processing plant is being built in Hay River, N.W.T., there's a growing need to rebuild relations between the territorial...

8/2/2019

article With marine conservation area comes $55M for Inuit communities, PM announces
(North Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Iqaluit on Thursday to announce $54.8 million for Inuit in five communities on Baffin Island tied to the...
article Leaders ask how their groups fit in Dene Nation at 49th annual assembly
(North Canada) -- Though the theme of the 49th Dene National Assembly was "one drum, many heartbeats," for many present, the theme was how do different...
article Megan Pizzo-Lyall announced as Liberal candidate for Nunavut in upcoming election
(North Canada) -- Megan Pizzo-Lyall will run in the 2019 federal election under the Liberal party banner, she announced Thursday night in Iqaluit alongside Prime...

8/1/2019

article Canada will pass its target of protecting 10% of marine areas by 2020, Trudeau says
(Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to create a new protected area off the Nunavut coast, which the government says will help it exceed its target...
article Mi'kmaq select Norman Sylliboy of Eskasoni as new grand chief
(Nova Scotia) -- Norman Sylliboy of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia has been named grand chief of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council. He replaces Grand Chief Ben...
article What would an arts centre look like in Iqaluit? Arts group plans to find out
(North Canada) -- Iqaluit is getting closer to having its own performing arts centre — a goal Qaggiavuut has been working toward for 10 years. Qaggiavuut, the non-...

7/31/2019

article Northern First Nations will need trauma support after hunt for B.C. pair ends, chiefs say
(North Canada) -- It isn't clear when, where or how the hunt for two B.C. homicide suspects will end, but Indigenous leaders suspect it will linger in the minds of...
article Damaged totem pole to be laid to rest after City of Prince Albert seeks advice of elders
(Saskatchewan) -- An iconic monument in Prince Albert is set to be torn down, for safety's sake. The totem pole that has long graced the banks of the North...

7/30/2019

article Feds fund First Nations company to remove derelict boats as part of $1.2M cleanup plan
(British Columbia) -- A First Nations-owned company in Victoria will remove 16 abandoned boats from the shores of southern B.C. this fall with the help of federal...

7/27/2019

article 'The way it should be done': NYC mayor sends fact-finding mission to Indigenous communities in northern Quebec
(Quebec) -- Indigenous leaders in Quebec are welcoming representatives of New York City who want to hear what they have to say before negotiating to purchase more power...
article Indigenous women need to fight for power, former N.W.T. MP told UN panel
(North Canada) -- N.W.T. politician Ethel Blondin-Andrew says she is inspired by Indigenous women around the world who are not just fighting for their voice in the...
article SNC-Lavalin affair could turn Indigenous votes away from the Liberals, national chief warns
(Canada) -- The SNC-Lavalin affair and Jody Wilson-Raybould's exit from the federal Liberal caucus will factor into the choices Indigenous voters make in the fall...
article Canada pays tribute to indigenous people before hockey games, school days. Some complain it rings hollow.
(Ontario) -- The day at Admiral Collingwood Elementary School here on the banks of Georgian Bay begins not with Canada’s national anthem, but with a reminder of...

7/24/2019

article Jody Wilson-Raybould to release 'timely' and 'must-read' book during election campaign
(Canada) -- Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will release a book in the middle of the fall election campaign. Her publisher is promising a "timely...

7/23/2019

article AFN annual assembly kicks off in Fredericton
(New Brunswick) -- The Assembly of First Nations will open its 40th annual general assembly in the Fredericton region on Tuesday. First Nation leaders from across Canada...
article Wataynikaneyap Power, federal government sign funding agreement
(Ontario) -- The federal government has formally thrown its support behind a major power transmission project that aims to connect 17 remote First Nation communities to...
article Are you young, from a small town, and have a bold idea? There's money to bring that idea to light
(Ontario) -- The London Community Foundation is looking for young people with bold ideas to address urgent needs in their communities. The foundation has partnered with...

7/22/2019

article Indigenous people don't want to be excluded from snow crab fishery, national chief says
(Canada) -- Canada needs to respect First Nations jurisdiction when it comes to the snow crab fishery, says Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First...

7/20/2019

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...

7/17/2019

article New totem pole displays First Nation diversity and presence
(Oregon) -- Standing 24 feet tall, totem represents the more than 60 tribes within Sheldon High School’s student population. A brightly colorful 24-foot tall totem...

7/16/2019

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 AMC women's council distances itself from woman accusing leader of sending 'creepy' messages
(Manitoba) -- The women's council for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says it will no longer be involved in social media accusations against the organization's...
article Fund launched to support Pikangikum FN evacuees currently in Thunder Bay, Ont.
(Ontario) -- A new fund has been launched by the Thunder Bay Community Foundation to provide support to the estimated 1,000 Pikangikum First Nation residents who are...

7/15/2019

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 Woman, 22, wants in-person apology after she says grand chief pursued her online
(Manitoba) -- A 22-year-old woman who said she was messaged multiple times online by a Manitoba First Nations leader wants a full accounting for what she calls "...

7/12/2019

article Thunder Bay not taking any more Pikangikum evacuees, city officials say
(Ontario) -- The City of Thunder Bay has reached the limit of the number of Pikangikum First Nation evacuees it can safely accommodate and will not accept any more, city...

7/11/2019

article Developer offers to give land back to First Nation where Oka Crisis happened
(Quebec) -- A Quebec developer is offering to give back to the Mohawks of Kanesatake part of a forested area of land that was at the heart of the Oka Crisis. Grégoire...
article Man dead after assault in Grassy Narrows First Nation: OPP
(Ontario) -- Provincial police say they are investigating after a man died in a northern Ontario First Nation community. OPP say they were called to assist a man who had...
article Atoskewin Success Centre celebrates completion of renovations
(Saskatchewan) -- Tuesday marked the grand opening celebration for the Atoskewin Success Centre’s new location. It was an opening six years in the making. The...
article Broadview RCMP: Missing 17-year-old female from Cowessess First Nation
(Canada) -- Broadview RCMP is asking the public’s assistance in locating a 17-year-old female from Cowessess First Nation. Jamie Quewezance was last seen at a...
article 'It’s historic': Peguis First Nation opening urban reserve in Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s largest Indigenous community is celebrating an expansion into Winnipeg. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Peguis...
article Forest fire threatening Pikangikum grows in size, airlifts continue
(Ontario) -- A forest fire threatening a First Nation in northwestern Ontario has grown in size, officials said Thursday as more flights were planned to airlift...
article Full evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation resumes amid growing forest fire
(Ontario) -- The evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation in northwestern Ontario has resumed as a growing forest fire rages nearby. The Ministry of Natural Resources says...
article VIDEO: Indigenous communities threatened by northern Ontario wildfires
(Ontario) -- Wade Durham from Ornge talks about the situation on the ground in Pikangikum First Nation.

7/10/2019

article Premiers, Indigenous leaders cover youth, economy at Big River FN
(Saskatchewan) -- The first day of historic Canadian premiers meetings, officially known as the Council of the Federation (CoF), wrapped up on the Big River First Nation...
article AFN Chief Calls 40,000 Indigenous Children In Care A Human Rights Issue
(Saskatchewan) -- The head of the Assembly of First Nations had a receptive audience with most of Canada’s premiers Tuesday over the need to implement changes to...
article Cree tourism to get boost from creation of majority Cree-owned travel agency
(North Canada) -- In the hopes of making it easier for travellers to discover the James Bay region, the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association has helped launch a...
article Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food
(Manitoba) -- No running water, little food and staff nowhere to be found. Those were the conditions a Winnipeg police officer stumbled upon while trying to return one...

7/9/2019

article Three-quarters of Indigenous youth optimistic reconciliation will happen in their lifetime, according to poll
(Canada) -- Almost three-quarters of Indigenous youth who took part in a new survey said they are optimistic there will be meaningful reconciliation in their lifetime....

7/8/2019

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 Plastics and algal blooms included in draft of new Great Lakes agreement
(Ontario) -- The federal and provincial governments want the public’s feedback on a new draft agreement to protect the Great Lakes. The agreement has been in place...
article Last Pauingassi evacuees forced from homes by smoke en route to Winnipeg
(Manitoba) -- The last residents of Pauingassi First Nation forced from their homes due to heavy forest fire smoke are expected to arrive in Winnipeg Monday.
article Severe thunderstorms heading into parts of Manitoba
(Manitoba) -- The parched province of Manitoba is expected to get some wet relief on Monday, though some parts could see quite intense downpours, Environment Canada says...
article Full evacuation from Pikangikum First Nation begins due to forest fire
(Ontario) -- The Ontario government says a full evacuation of the northern First Nation of Pikangikum has begun as a forest fire burns nearby. A spokesman for the...
article Village in Ontario with no road access being evacuated
(Ontario) -- For the second time in just over a month a village in Northwest Ontario is being evacuated due to smoke from wildfires. Pikangikum First Nation, with a...

7/7/2019

article Officials try to limit spread of a forest fire near Keewaywin First Nation
(Ontario) -- Provincial officials say the forest fire heading towards Keewaywin First Nation in northwestern Ontario continues to grow. The province's Ministry of...
article Forest fire smoke forces about 200 evacuees out of 2 Manitoba First Nations
(Manitoba) -- Billowing smoke from forest fires has forced community members to flee from two First Nations in southeastern Manitoba. Evacuations are currently underway...

7/6/2019

press release Canada and Blood Tribe Celebrate Settlement of a Specific Claim
(Alberta) -- Working collaboratively to settle outstanding claims is key to achieving reconciliation with First Nations in Canada. Settling claims is one of many steps...

7/4/2019

article Blood Tribe settles historic claim with Ottawa over mismanagement of cattle assets
(Alberta) -- Residents of Canada’s largest reserve are to receive $150 million by the end of summer to settle a historic claim that the federal government...

7/3/2019

article Sioux Lookout declares state of emergency as town hosts Keewaywin First Nation evacuees
(Ontario) -- About 200 residents of Keewaywin are expected to leave the northwestern Ontario First Nation by the end of the day Wednesday, bound for Sioux Lookout, as a...
article 5 house fires in 9 days leave Six Nations firefighters exhausted and scrambling
(Ontario) -- An "unprecedented" number of house fires has left two families displaced and is stretching the Six Nations of the Grand River community fire...

7/2/2019

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 Nunavut's $500K 'model of care' review was over budget and overdue, documents show
(North Canada) -- Nunavut's "model of care" review project is supposed to have the answers for many of the shortcomings in the territory's delivery of...
article Activists hold Indigenous sovereignty event in downtown Edmonton
(Alberta) -- As many gathered to celebrate Canada Day, a group of activists held an Indigenous sovereignty event in downtown Edmonton. For the third year in a row,...
article First Nations push for greater share of forestry tenures as policies evolve
(British Columbia) -- The foundations of Canada's forestry sector are changing as First Nations, strengthened by legal victories and legislation, look for more...
article 'It's a big-time gift': Mi'kmaq speakers create new immersion curriculum
(New Brunswick) -- They may be a small minority, but first-language Mi'kmaq speakers are trying to make a big difference at the Alaqsite'w Gitpu School on the...

7/1/2019

article Two-thirds of Indigenous people don't feel respected in Canada, according to pre-election survey
(Canada) -- Two thirds of Indigenous people feel that the federal government does not respect their community and identity, according to a recent poll. It's one of...
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 Native Speaker Dispels Myths About First Nations at Library Event
(Washington) -- When LaVerne Kearns was a child, her father wouldn’t teach her any of the tribal traditions he had grown up with. “When I asked my father...
article First Nations push for greater share of forestry industry as policies evolve
(Canada) -- The foundations of Canada's forestry sector are changing as First Nations, strengthened by legal victories and legislation, look for more control of the...

6/28/2019

article Community rallies online after reports of attempted child abductions on Stoney Nakoda First Nation
(Alberta) -- Two Stoney Nakoda mothers have launched an online neighbourhood watch group to keep the community abreast of suspicious activity, after a few recent reports...

6/27/2019

article Sheehan drops $2.6 million on Sault company
(Canada) -- Sault MP Terry Sheehan today announced $2.6 million in FedNor funding for Sault-based Professional Aborginal Testing Organization Inc. (PLATO). The...
article Community-led agenda outlined in Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health strategy
(Saskatoon) -- First Nation communities will soon be able to take the lead on research regarding the health of Indigenous Canadians. On Thursday, the national Institute...
article $43 M plan for Indigenous health research launched at U of S
(Saskatchewan) -- The Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, based at the University of Saskatchewan, aims to support Indigenous people and their communities to...
article Marie Battiste, Mi'kmaw pioneer in Indigenous education, named to Order of Canada
(Nova Scotia) -- A pioneer in Indigenous education from Nova Scotia's Potlotek First Nation has been named an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada. Marie Battiste...
article Controversial Sask. road project shelved, municipality pledges to work with First Nations
(Saskatchewan) -- A controversial Saskatchewan road project where ancient Indigenous artifacts were discovered has been halted for 2019, says the reeve of the local...
article Take Time to Learn About Indigenous Culture
(Canada) -- In 2017, I wrote that I would not be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. Instead, I encouraged settlers to read, watch, or listen to an Indigenous...
article First Nations, first-hand art: A look at Yukon artists rebuilding their culture
(Yukon) -- Each summer, Yukon is a hotspot for festivals that showcase Indigenous art, with one of the biggest being the Adaka Cultural Festival, which begins on June 28...

6/26/2019

article 'We don't want another 30 years of dictatorship': First Nation unites to oust 'lifetime' chief
(Ontario) -- 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...

6/25/2019

article Regina Indian Industrial School transfer of land housing cemetery 'first step in reconciliation'
(Saskatchewan) -- The grounds housing a cemetery where some three dozen Indigenous children who died while attending Regina's Indian Industrial School (RIIS) are...
article Mohawk students must leave their nation to attend high school
(Indian Country) -- Students on the Mohawk territory that spans across two countries, a state, and two provinces must travel to Canada or the U.S. to attend high school.

6/24/2019

article Treaties, teaching, and reconciliation: What's on the agenda for the Dehcho Assembly
(North Canada) -- Treaties don't make nations, nations make treaties — that's this year's theme for the Dehcho Assembly in Fort Simpson, N.W.T. The...
article 'It was powerful': Cree babies are 1st to be born through Chisasibi midwifery program
(North Canada) -- Cayde and Ella Snowboy are the first two babies to be born under the Cree Board of Health and Social Services' midwifery program. They're also...

6/21/2019

article London art mentorship program connects youth with Indigenous roots
(Ontario) -- It was through the art of screen printing that Robin Henry was able to embark on a healing journey that would eventually reconnect the London artist with...

6/20/2019

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 Manitoba's new 'utility scale' solar farm aims to spark First Nations interest in green energy
(Manitoba) -- Fisher River Cree Nation will soon be home to the biggest solar farm in Manitoba — a one megawatt facility that will be hooked up to the province...
article Chief asks why the PM makes time for a Raptors parade but hasn't visited Grassy Narrows
(Toronto) -- Grassy Narrows First Nation members are in Toronto as part of the community's campaign to secure construction and long-term funding for a care home for...

6/19/2019

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 Dene First Nations say they have been betrayed by the federal government
(Canada) -- Five Dene First Nations from northern Saskatchewan and northern Manitoba came looking for answers on Parliament Hill Wednesday. “Prime Minister Trudeau...

6/18/2019

article NACCA launches growth fund to support Indigenous startups and entrepreneurs
(Canada) -- The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) has launched the Indigenous Growth Fund, to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis...

6/16/2019

article First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the...

6/15/2019

article Native women's shelter encourages Montrealers to step into spirit of reconciliation
(Montreal) -- For staff at the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal, their sixth annual Spirit Walk will be more than just the shelter's biggest fundraiser of the...

6/14/2019

article Research about Inuit labour market should consider land-based economy, StatCan says
(North Canada) -- The land-based economy must be included in any examination of the Inuit labour market, says a new report from Statistics Canada based on the 2017...
article Senate passes Indigenous Languages bill with amendments addressing Inuit concerns
(North Canada) -- The Senate has passed legislation that lawmakers say could help save many Indigenous languages on the brink of extinction and facilitate the language...
article Higgs government survives 1st session of house with mix of successes and setbacks
(New Brunswick) -- When the new Progressive Conservative minority government opened its first session of the legislature last November, it had one overriding priority:...
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 Economic development group seeking Indigenous youth representatives
(Ontario) -- The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) is seeking Indigenous youth to sit on the 2019 National Youth Panel. CANDO annually...

6/13/2019

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 VIDEO: Reaction to questionable spending in Sagkeeng First Nation
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federal Government says a recent audit that questions spending at Fort Alexander Health Centre in Sagkeeng First Nation is up to the community to...
article Alta. First Nation wins land claim
(Alberta) -- A June 12 federal court has ruled that a land claim made by southern Alberta’s Blood Tribe is legitimate and that it is entitled to additional land...
article 1 charged with sexual assault, interference after search in Waywayseecappo First Nation
(Manitoba) -- A 41-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference after police found him hiding in the bush in a Manitoba First Nation. The...
article B.C.’s focus on foster care neglects need to support struggling families, experts say
(British Columbia) -- When it comes to child welfare, social work experts and parents in British Columbia say we’re investing in the wrong end of the system...
article Northern Ontario artist designs Twitter emoji
(Ontario) -- An artist from Northern Ontario will have her work on display around the world for millions of people to see and share in celebration of Indigenous History...
article Teen evacuated from Pikangikum First Nation due to wildfire killed in car crash
(Ontario) -- Officials say a 16-year-old girl who had been evacuated from a remote First Nation in northern Ontario was hit by a car and killed on Wednesday. The chief...

6/12/2019

article FSIN wants independent oversight of probes when people die dealing with police
(Saskatchewan) -- Indigenous groups want Saskatchewan to establish an independent civilian-led authority to oversee investigations when people die or are hurt in...
article First Nations burial site caught in bureaucracy
(British Columbia) -- Lightning Rock is a sacred site to the Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation in the Fraser Valley. Thousands of people could be buried nearby, including...
article First Nations push for conservation plan to protect 40,000 sq. km of northern B.C.
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in northern British Columbia are calling on the provincial government to endorse an ambitious proposal for a 40,000-square kilometre...
article First Nation evacuees begin to receive compensation 8 years after flood disaster
(Manitoba) -- Thousands of former flood evacuees are beginning to see compensation from the provincial and federal government eight years after being displaced from four...

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