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Costs documented

WINNIPEG - Internal federal documents estimate it will cost $165M to replace government-issued slop pails with modern indoor plumbing on 4 of Canada's poorest reserves, but only a fraction of that has been budgeted.   (CP)    Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada 


Chief charged

MORINVILLE - RCMP have charged Alexander FN Chief Kurt Burnstick with sexual assault.  Police said the alleged victim is a woman known to Burnstick.  (CBC)  MORE:   Chief declares a media blackout     


Medical care rejections

OTTAWA - Families, Charlie Angus says, routinely meet a dead end when they launch an appeal in what is a 3-stage process.  '80% were rejected in the 1st round. The few that went to the 2nd round had a 99% rejection rate. On the 3rd round, 100% of these children were denied by the bureaucrats at Health Canada.'   (CBC)  MORE:   Health Emergency declared


Finder's fee

WINNIPEG - 2 First Nation chiefs say they were offered money as enticement to sign their communities up for Bank of Montreal loan agreements arranged by the Usand Group financial firm that an internal document shows used 'kickbacks' as a tool to secure clients.  (APTN) 


Switched at birth

WINNIPEG - Luke Monias and Norman Barkman tried coming to terms with news that they were switched at birth 40 years ago.  Monias and Barkman were born on June 19, 1975, at a federally run Indian hospital in Norway House and grew up as close friends in the northern fly-in community of Garden Hill First Nation.  (CBC)   MORE:   Men switched at birth 


Ballot box destruction

CUT KNIFE - RCMP received the call on Sept 30th that 2 men had removed the ballot box from the building where the vote was being had, taken it outside, and tossed them into a fire, before leaving the scene in a vehicle.  A 34-year-old man from Poundmaker Cree Nation was arrested shortly after and released.  (CTV)   MORE:   Charges pending 


Election review

THUNDER BAY - Aboriginal Affairs is reviewing a complaint that Indian status cards were being issued out of a Thunder Bay hotel room as part of a scheme to re-elect the incumbent chief at Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation.    (CBC)  


7 year battle

TORONTO - A First Nations group has won a 7-year legal battle to appoint a representative to the OLG board of directors.  (Toronto Star)


Bureaucratic 'fix'

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has been reimbursing Marten Falls for the cost of sending bottled water from Thunder Bay by airplane since Health Canada issued a boil-water advisory for the remote community of about 335 people on July 18, 2005.  (Toronto Star)   


'Marry out, stay out'

KAHNAWAKE - Dozens of protesters spent Saturday demonstrating in front of a house in Kahnawake, QC, where a Mohawk man lives with his non-native wife.   (CBC)   MORE:   Mob drives family from home   Hate crime?    Racism   Mobbing    


Deals canceled 

FREDERICTON - The provincial government is cancelling a tax and gaming revenue-sharing agreement with First Nations across New Brunswick.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:   NB reviews agreements      



OTTAWA - Shawn Atleo's surprise resignation appears to be rooted in a kind of political battle fatigue that saw the national chief waging a near constant rearguard action against rivals to his leadership of the Assembly of First Nations.   (CBC)   MORE:   Atleo resigns   Shawn Atleo   Swallowed by the divide   Education act fell apart   Too many chiefs  


Children taken

VANCOUVER - A Port Coquitlam, BC, couple is fighting to get 3 young foster children returned after the children were taken by the Squamish First Nation in North Vancouver and placed with another foster family.  The children were taken by the Squamish nation's child welfare arm, the Ayas Men Men Child and Family Services, pursuant to its guardianship powers.   (CBC)  


Debt payback

GITWINKSIHLKW - It was a good old-fashioned 'mortgage burning' as the Nisga'a marked the final repayment of an $84M debt they built up, borrowing from the federal government to finance the costs of 26 years of treaty negotiations.  (Globe & Mail)    Nisag'a


Ruling upheld

OTTAWA - The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could extend Ottawa's responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of aboriginal people who are not affiliated with specific reserves and have essentially no access to First Nations programs, services and rights.  (CBC)   MORE:   'Status Indian'    Cutting down the numbers   Federal court grants rights   2013 FC 6   Ruling could cost 'billions'   

Dilapidated homes

WINNIPEG - Internal government documents say Manitoba First Nations live in some of the most dilapidated homes in the country and it will cost $2B to eliminate mould and chronic overcrowding in that province alone.  (CP)   MORE:   Rental arrears hobble housing   


Cree Nation sues

TORONTO - The James Bay Cree Nation has filed a lawsuit seeking title to about 48,000 square kilometres of land in NE ON.  (CP)


Little progress

OTTAWA - While some progress has been made, aboriginal people are not on track to achieve parity with the rest of Canadians by 2022 - the target date set by the board to close the gaps, the NAEDB found.  (CBC)   REPORT:   Aboriginal Economic Progress Report 2015   First Nations becoming less prosperous


Feds owe $4M

DUCK LAKE - The Specific Claims Tribunal said in its decision that the federal government withheld treaty payments to Beardy's Okemasis First Nation between 1885 and 1888 following the Northwest Rebellion Rebellion.  (CP)  JUDGMENT:   2015 SCTC 3   .pdf   


Department shifted money

OTTAWA - A new document shows Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) shifted half a billion dollars meant for infrastructure over a 6-year period to try to cover shortfalls elsewhere.  (CBC)  Bernard Valcourt


Showdown looms

MKO - Manitoba Keeewatinowi Okimakanak's Grand Chief David Harper, who is facing serious allegations of financial mismanagement, said he paid back the money he used from MKO on personal expenses and was confident a review of the books would absolve him of an improprieties. (APTN)   MORE:   Chief accused   


   Grassroots database

A community-led online database documenting the brutal deaths and disappearances of indigenous women in Canada has been launched.  The website - an initiative of 3 groups, No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network - is called It starts with us - MMIW.   (CBC)    


Feds sued

OTTAWA - The court action asks Federal Court to force Ottawa to upgrade their water systems, provide ongoing support to keep them operating safely and to refund money the bands say the government has saved over the years by not doing so.  (CP)


Fear of retaliation

OTTAWA - The threat of retribution prevents many native women from lodging human-rights complaints against the powerful members of their communities, Canada's Human Rights Commissioner says.  (Globe & Mail)   REPORT:   CHRC annual report 2013   .pdf    


Charged with fraud

ATTAWAPISKAT - Clayton Kennedy was co-manager of the band's finances from July 2010 until the end of the summer of 2012. In his private life, Kennedy is also the partner of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.  He is now co-manager of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, in Cochrane, ON.  (CBC)     MORE:   Charged with fraud     


Foster home audit

OTTAWA - The federal auditor general released a scathing report Tuesday on the state of Child and Family Services in the Northwest Territories.  (CBC)   REPORT:   Child and family services in the NWT    


Red flags raised

OTTAWA - The federal government took a close look at the group that represents Metis people across Canada after questions arose over its expenses, newly released documents show.  (CP)


Funding agreement rejected

REGINA - 5 First Nations across SK say they won't be signing on to federal funding agreements.    (CBC)  


Name change

HOBBEMA - Samson Cree First Nation says Hobbema will become "Maskwacis" - Cree for “Bear Hill” - on January 1st.  (CBC)     


Retooling First Nations education  

The federal government’s reworked plan for native education sets minimum quality standards for reserve classrooms but leaves aboriginal schooling under First Nations control.   (CP)    MORE:   New education plan for First Nations  


Fishing rights

OTTAWA - 5 First Nations on Vancouver Island, who are part of the collective known as the Nuu-chah-nulth, have had their right to catch and sell nearly all species of fish found within their territories recognized by the country's highest court.  (CBC)   


Tribunal ruling

WILLIAMS LAKE - The decision by the Specific Claims Tribunal could bring the Williams Lake Indian Band a federal payment of up to $150M in compensation for the loss of thousands of hectares of land along the Fraser River.  (Globe & Mail)  RULING:    2014 SCTC 3   .pdf   No land will change hands       


Little or no

WINNIPEG - A 2011 report examining insurance coverage for First Nations communities found only 56% of First Nation sites across Canada have adequate fire protection - most because they depend on a neighbouring municipality.    (CP)

Money not making it to where it is needed

Poverty or Prosperity   .pdf  

'High Poverty' among Canada native children

Fire leaves 70 homeless

Residents arrive in Kapuskasing

Still not following the money

Government spending on Aboriginals

'Time to move on'


Idle No More

Idle no more rallies  

UN fact finder to look at plight of First Nations

UN on Canadian mission

Canada faces crisis

State of emergency

State of emergency

Government reimbursed

Spence out of hospital

Atleo to return to work

Twitter spat  

Successes and failures of self-governance 

Save face

Bridge protest not part of Idle No More


Co-founder uneasy

Focus more on Indians and less on the Chiefs

Nameless death 

Audit: Attawapiskat First Nation

2012-2013 Financial overview

Default prevention and management

Attawapiskat's financial troubles

Spence calls for cancellation  

Reporters barred from hunger strike site

Native bands challenge budget in court

Audit 'severely critical'

'We need to stop building crap'

'Accountable' wanted  

'No evidence of due diligence' 


OPP Commissioner's message

Day of action snarls traffic  

Bands under supervision 

Chief squanders credibility

Demonizing of Atleo  

Protests pose awkward questions

Police turn to province for guidance

Audit a 'distraction'

Native agenda rises


Natives as frontmen

Spence meets with GC

Idle no more protests

Ongoing talks

Opportunity lost


A peoples' movement

Growing protest movement

APTN: Idle no more

CBC: Idle No More

Flash mobs  

How does native funding work?

3rd party manager pulled

Protest blocks Boxing Day traffic

Attawapiskat won't drop legal action  

Tribes are becoming sovereign

Feds provide $500K

Bridges targeted

Bridges blocked

What's at stake

Travel routes targeted

Idle No More's website

Blockade taken down

First Nations leaders meet to clarify

Movement grows too big to track

Hunger strike enters 3rd week

Theresa Spence

Fasts to be held on NS reserves

Homeless in the far north  

Housing crisis

15 modular homes to be sent  

Mobile homes to cost $1.2M  

Habitat partner

Habitat for Humanity

Salary bill goal unclear

Bill for accountability won't fix problems


Spence says she can't sustain hunger strike

First Nations audits

Misappropriation accusation

Well paid community leader

Anger over salaries 

AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

Start building homes

'Step-by-step' solutions  

Feds aware of crisis for years

'Things don't add up'

Third party management  

Shacks and slop pails  

Aboriginal Affairs

AANDC budgets

Chuck Strahl   John Duncan

Simplistic arguments

Cash is not the answer

Harper to meet

Judge rules for appointed manager


Conditions 'normal'  

Attawapiskat financial statements

Chief blasts minister   

Innu Development Limited Partnership    

Where some of the money goes

Victor Diamond Mine

Spotlight on

Headlines prompt action

Red Cross arrives



Tribunal rules

OTTAWA - The federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves by failing to provide the same level of child welfare services that exist elsewhere, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.  (CBC)

2016 CHRT 2

Students in jeopardy   .pdf

Ottawa discriminated

Underfunding services

Historic ruling

 Money won't solve problems


Home left burning

LOON LAKE - A 2-year-old boy and an 18-month-old girl, Harley and Haley Cheenanow, died in the fire on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation reserve early Tuesday morning. The volunteer fire chief in the neighbouring village of Loon Lake told CP that volunteer firefighters didn't respond to the fire because the First Nation's firefighting contract had been cancelled over unpaid bills.  (CTV)    


Unpaid bills part of response dispute

2 children dead

House fires

Poor firefighting capability

Reserves need $28M for fire protection  


First Nations evicting

VANCOUVER - BC First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title.   (CP)    

BC failed to consult



Aboriginal titles true meaning: billable hours

2014 SCC 44

Court grants land title

Historic ruling

SCC expands title rights    

SCC rules against First Nation

2014 SCC 48

Province has right to permit logging

SCC upholds province logging rights

Changes afoot 

Seeking injunctions

FN leader accepted money

MKO spending scandal 


Iron Ore Company of Canada

Rio Tinto

Mercury poisoning report

ON pledges better help    

Mercury poisoning

Mercury poisoning effects linger

Ontario Minamata disease



First nations say they will fight pipeline 

Study links toxic level in river to coal mines

Aboriginal movement poses threat to miners

Alarming results

Raw sewage is spilling onto the forest floor

Spill caused by vandals

Injunction   Taseko Mines

Mine or Lake   


Women's Memorial March

VANCOUVER - For 26 years, the sound of drums has echoed through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on Valentine's Day with hundreds marching each year to remember murdered and missing indigenous women and to demand that the violence stop.  (CBC)

Annual women's memorial march

 Government wraps consultations on inquiry

 Missing women cases under reported

 Numbers questioned 

ON pledges $100M to stop violence

Hope report will yield new tips

Throwing money 

Oppal inquiry

1st phase

Canada announces $40M inquiry

Avoid BC's mistakes

Stranger danger

Toronto Star analysis   .pdf 

3 each met a violent end

Prime targets

The taken  

OPP full report    .pdf

 OPP report

Throwing money 

Canada announces $40M inquiry 

Overdue, over budget

1st phase  

Family violence

70% killed by aboriginal men

2015 Update to the National overview

Aboriginal women overrepresented

Report update

2014 National Operational Overview      

Missing men also need attention

UN report

UN Special Rapporteur

James Anaya

Situation of indigenous peoples in Canada

1,186 murdered and missing women

More than a 1,000

Case for keeping race data   

Canada's missing   

Finding solutions for families

A look at root causes  


Look beyond sad statistics

Most unsolved cases

Red River mystery

Victim killed by someone they knew

National Operational Overview     

Operational Overview  .pdf

Number surprises top Mountie

Fix known for years

BC insists Highway of Tears is safe

Aboriginal women over-represented

Aboriginal women more prone to violent death

Differences in how women are murdered

No more silence

Nothing happening

Draft report

Chiefs divided

Missing should prompt inquiry

Inquiry not the answer

New list of missing 

Missing database

New database 

Mounties review 417 missing cases

RCMP questions claim

Conflicting numbers

Sisters in Spirit

Justice for missing and murdered

Highway of tears

Feds focus on missing women  

Evan Solomon

OPP spent 3 years searching  


Halt to finance disclosure rules

OTTAWA - Bill C-377 required unions to disclose all transactions over $5,000, reveal the details of officers or executives who make over $100,000 to the CRA.  (Globe & Mail)

Ottawa reducing First Nations transparency

Band transparency gutted

Judge sides with band

Failing to report

21 northern FNs face funding freeze

AB's Blood Tribe salaries and expenses


Indian Act hampers accountability

Cree Nation launches court action 

Some transparency

First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Two-thirds haven't disclosed

There should be transparency on all levels

Financial Transparency Act search


Put salaries online

No transparency in billing          

Exchange on Union Transparency Bill


Guilty re-elected

Duane Antoine, who recently pleaded guilty to theft charges relating to band money, has been re-elected chief of the Poundmaker Cree First Nation.  (CBC)  

Weakness in election laws

Yellow Quill First Nation

9 accused

Official to plead guilty

Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan

Native group misspent $6.4M


Undetected fraud

SASKATOON - A First Nation in SK is suing a bank and an auditing company, alleging they failed to catch fraudulent transactions totaling $5.8M.  The accountant, Hugo Gallegos, was fired in 2013 and has been charged with fraud, theft and other offences.  (CP)    

RBC, KPMG sued

Accountant pleads guilty

Pleads guilty     

I haven't stolen anything

Southern Chiefs' Organization

Organization must explain expenses  

Removed as SCO grand chief


Gambling sparks probe

Spending allegations 


Charges stayed, 4 years later

MASKWACIS - Carolyn Buffalo, former chief of the Montana Cree First Nation in Maskwacis, AB, will not be returning to court to face tobacco smuggling charges.  Buffalo was charged with possessing and storing contraband cigarettes after the province and the RCMP seized 16M cigarettes from a Quonset hut on the Montana First Nation in January 2011.  (CBC)

Reading this online may be illegal

Illegal smoke shop buys a firetruck

Government moves against shop

Booming business  


Province's laws moot

Court attack in smoke shop war

MB changes the law 

Improperly suspended

Overseer eats up millions

Casino Rama

Probe urged in Rama payouts

Managing as been good

Smoke shop raid

Smoke shop raid again  

2nd raid

Smoke shop to continue

Smoke fight heats up

Long fight ahead expect on tobacco

1st Nation sues over seized smokes  

Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission

RCMP sounds alarm over smokes

AB charges chief  

Casino board questioned

FSIN discusses Lerat role in casino agency  

Lonechild resigns

Where will buyout cash come from? 


UN ruling against NWT

A UN committee ruled the territorial housing corporation discriminated against Cecilia Kell when they let her non-aboriginal, abusive husband claim their Behchoko. NWT, home.  (CBC)   JUDGMENT:  CEDAW-C-51-D-19-2008   .pdf

No jail time

WINNIPEG - Daryl Cote, 57, was handed a conditional sentence of two years less a day after admitting to defrauding the now-defunct health agency Anishinaabe Mino-Ayaawin (AMA) Inc. and the Dauphin River First Nation.  (Sun Media)


Misuse of funds

OTTAWA - A team of professional auditors is now looking into claims made against the chief and council of the Big Island Lake Cree Nation.   (CP)  

Warrant issued

SASKATOON - Members of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation allege a former employee has stolen more than $1M from the SK reserve.   (CTV) 


Children found sniffing gas

NATUASHISH - RCMP in Natuashish say they went to the home with Chief Simeon Tshakapesh and a mental health worker to attend to the children, who ranged in age from 9 to 12.  (CTV)   MORE:   Charges being considered

Chief facing extortion charges

BUFFALO POINT - John Thunder, Chief of the Buffalo Point First Nation, faces extortion charges in a complicated scheme involving federal influence to sidetrack cottagers from pursuing court action against him.  (Winnipeg Free Press)   MORE:   Chief charged


Exploration firm sues Ontario

SUDBURY - In a statement of claim filed in the Superior Court, the Sudbury-based company Northern Superior Resources says it obtained rights to mining claims to prospect and explore in an area about 740 kilometres NW of Thunder Bay.  The company says the province should have engaged First Nations in consultation on its behalf. (CBC)  

Financial crisis

The financial crisis of the Natuashish Innu band in Labrador has been years in the making, according to financial audits.  The band, which is $1.5M to $7M in debt, has been struggling to pay its employees since August.  Spending began spiraling out of control 3 years ago which show the band's expenses rose 50% between the 2008 and 2011 fiscal years.    (CBC) 


MANFF surrenders services

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba Association of Native Firefighters will no longer be handling the welfare of First Nations people displaced by the 2011 flood.  (CBC)   MORE:   Firefighters to stop helping evacuees   MB sues flooded First Nations

A different story

BAIR-JAMES - Little noticed by the world outside, the Cree of northern Quebec are writing a startlingly different story than their cousins on the western shore of James Bay. (CBC)    MORE:    Eeyou Istchee   Matthew Coon Come  


ON AG pledges to take action

TORONTO - Attorney General John Gerretsen says it will take time to consider all the recommendations from a report on the representation of First Nations people on juries - but he's taking the first steps.   (CBC)   PREVIOUS:   Justice system 'in crisis'   ON's justice system in crisis    

SCC land claim ruling

OTTAWA - The Manitoba Metis Federation claims the federal government never lived up to its obligation to set aside thousands of kilometres of land - including all of present-day Winnipeg - for the children of the Metis.  (CP)  MORE:   MMF have won SCC land claims case   Metis win   


Inquest recommendations

THUNDER BAY - The jury at the inquest into the death of a Neskantaga First Nation man in Thunder Bay has made 23 recommendations to help prevent similar tragedies in the future.  (CBC) 

Settlement cash

PETERBOROUGH - More than 200 people were lined up at the Curve Lake community centre waiting to get their portion of a $71M settlement the federal government paid to 3 First Nations communities.   (QMI)


Attempt to keep case out of courts

OTTAWA - The federal government has been billed more than $3M for its unsuccessful attempts to keep a high-stakes battle over First Nations child welfare out of the courts.  (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Case will show discrimination   Allegations of phony claims   RCMP asked to probe   Policy strands patients   Staff may have used emergency flights for shopping trips

Residents make an arrest

KIMMIRUT - About 10 Kimmirut residents risked their lives in the early morning of July 28 to subdue an intoxicated 20-year-old man who, soon after the arrival of a big alcohol shipment, fired multiple rounds at the community’s RCMP detachment.   (Nunatsiaq News)   MORE:  Officers shot at   Mounties are 'under siege'   Man charged   RCMP blames booze, anger


Chief out

FORT MCMURRAY - The Federal Court has stripped a long-serving chief of a northern Alberta reserve of his title due to voting irregularities.  Jim Boucher, chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for close almost 2 decades, won the 2011 election by 1 vote.   (CBC)

Beer makers sued

PINE RIDGE - The Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is suing local alcohol distributors, and some of the nation’s largest beer manufacturers - including Anheuser-Busch, Miller, and Molson Coors - for $500M.  (Epoch Times)


Human rights complaints

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has received more than 300 complaints from aboriginal people and First Nations groups since 2008, when legislation was changed to allow the commission to look at issues such as reserve housing and federal funding for reserve services.   (CBC)  

First Nations' human rights complaints

Smuggling hotbed?

AKWESASNE - A Justice Department report said multiple tonnes of high-potency marijuana are smuggled through the St Regis Mohawk Reservation, located on the US side, each week by native American groups that are supplied by Canada-based gangs, an operation that also smuggles "multi-thousand tablet quantities" of ecstasy into the US.  (CBC)


Commercial fishing not a right

OTTAWA - A First Nation in BC lost its bid to gain widespread access to commercial fishing rights in a Supreme Court decision.  (CBC)  JUDGMENT:  2011 SCC 56  

Detective services sought

The federal government wants to hire a national detective service to streamline the way it investigates allegations of electoral impropriety in native communities.  (CBC)


MB wants $1.9M for documents

WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is under fire for requesting a $1.9M fee to hand over to the Winnipeg Free Press public documents concerning flood compensation paid to First Nations.  (Toronto Star)  

Evacuees must re-register  

Ineligible flood claims  

Alberta ranks last

Rotting First National, wealth chief

Chief defends salary 


Survivor seeks reopening

FORT ALBANY - It is the first case to be launched in response to the revelation that the federal government withheld thousands of documents that could have corroborated survivors' stories of physical and sexual abuse at St Anne's residential school.  (CBC)

List of Indian residential schools

Final report

TRC final report  

From apology to action  

TRC findings  

By the numbers

Aboriginal affairs spending shortfall $1B  

Road ahead

Another step in the journey

Cultural genocide

5,315 alleged abusers located 

Records ruled on

2014 ONSC 4585   .pdf

Hearings wrap 

Sinclair   Wilson   Littlechild

Survivors notified of possible privacy breach   

Residential school victims program cut

Survivors will decide fate of documents

Court rules against destruction     

Another class action lawsuit

Tony Merchant

Pana Merchant

Leaked offshore tax havens 

Solution, isn't

First Nations Market Housing Fund

Sterilization of indigenous women

Indian residential school system 


Destroying accounts irreversible

Survivors outcry over erasure of records

Official seeks to destroy documents  

Bureaucrats' plan questioned

Document dump

Form filling fees illegal 

Journey of healing

Death records handed over  

Residential school TB

Indian residential schools in Canada 

Experiments had Ottawa's approval

Aboriginal children used in medical tests

Bureaucrats' experiments

Vaccine tested on aboriginals

Human experimental work  

School impacted nearly all social indicators

Chief justice ignites debate

Aboriginal Canada and natural resources

Aboriginal health conference

Court decision brings legal claims

Too many chiefs

Stillbirth rates significantly higher

Government ordered to release documents

'Millennium Scoop'

Residential school deaths

Inquest into deaths in Thunder Bay

Ottawa taken to court

Truth commission in court

At least 3,000 children died 

New beginnings  .pdf  


Don't ask government for toilets

Audit slams Roseau River 1st Nation

Interim report

Call for awareness campaign

Loan allegations

Blott & Company

Time to revamp Indian Act  

BC 1stN’s students to get equal funding

Abuse twice what was expected  

Canadian Indian residential school system  

History of residential schools

Mapping the future

1st Nations can confront government

Canadian Human Rights Act

Band alleges century of neglect

Cooperation or conflict?   .pdf 

Programs for First Nations

Ottawa gives slop pails

Glooscap First Nation

Building trust  

Ottawa appeals lawsuit

RCMP unaware

RCMP 'herded' kids to residential schools

Things to know about the paycheques   

Canada's Indian industry

Chiefs say release lacks context

Bad Medicine

30 chiefs and counting

System a disgrace   

Housing project plagued by obstacles 


Ottawa, leaders commit to overhaul

Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Lawsuit settled

Native children flooding into aid

Judge approves class-action suit

Settlement gives hope to others 

Chief steps down

Feds step in

Peguis First Nation

Spending scandal

Peguis First Nation


Algonquins of Barriere Lake

Barriere Lake solidarity  

'Too many chiefs, not enough Indians'   

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Following the money

Blood quantum

Mohawk Council 

Broken peoples, broken policy   

No truth, no reconciliation

Fed's bill falls short of expectations

Dying for attention

$21M fishery settlement

Grand River Enterprises

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP)

Assembly of First Nations (AFN)

Police dismantle native protest

Harry LaForme   Phil Fontaine   


Former agency boss charged

First Nations left off jury lists

'Grave consequences'

Time to move on

Aboriginal population  

No charges sought for natives

Ontario returning Ipperwash to natives

1st Nations vote for self-government

Report: 'Settle land claims'

Court dismisses Metis land claim

Ipperwash inquiry

Ipperwash Crisis 

Thousands abused

Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Cabinet approves $2B residential school deal

Harper apologizes for abuse

Taxes are fueling Organized Crime

Lakota people

Republic of Lakotah

Six Nations to issue building permits

Truth a casualty of confrontation

Defending the legal pay day

Dispute delays payments to victimized natives

Lawyers set to be paid $80M in abuse deal

Cabinet approves $2B residential school deal

Survivors wait while lawyers squabble

Putting a Price on Suffering

This time, abusers are lawyers

Legal fees for abuse could top $1B

BCSC 1700 Tsilhqot'in v. BC   .pdf


ODs prompt state of emergency

BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE - For months, the Blood Tribe has been under siege by the highly addictive street drug Oxy 8o, also called fake oxycodone or OxyNEO.  (CTV)  

Blood Tribe press release  

Drug strategy proposed

Prescription drug abuse  

Eabametoong First Nation   




TORONTO - Residents and businesses affected by a lengthy and sometimes violent aboriginal land-claims dispute in Caledonia, Ont., will receive $20M in compensation as the result of a class-action settlement.    (CTV)  

Caledonia households get $430K

Caledonia compensation offer insult

Tensions flare after judge halts talks

US agents swarmed

OPP, Province not liable

Offer of $125M a 'slap in the face'

Grand River land dispute

Hush money  

Deal to hush up disgrace  

Caledonia family, OPP reach deal

No choice   


Report warned of potential violence

Julian Fantino   

Fantino vows pushback

Ontario judge gives nod to wiretaps

Roadblocks coming down


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