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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  

 

Border straddling

OTTAWA - When it comes to questions about who should be helping aboriginal communities navigate the Canada-US border, the Liberal government's Public Safety and Indigenous Affairs departments are pointing the finger at each other.   (CP)  REPORT:   Border crossing issues and the Jay Treaty   .pdf   PREVIOUS:   Jay Treaty   Akwesasne 

 

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     

 

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) 

 

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)

 

'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      

 

Foster home audit

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

   

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   

Sorry

CHURCHILL - In 1952, the provincial government decided the Sayisi Dene were killing off too many caribou around Little Duck Lake in northern MB and convinced the federal government to move the entire community away from its hunting grounds.  On Aug. 17, 1956, a government plane arrived in Little Duck Lake, loaded more than 250 community members and flew them to the barren tundra outside Churchill, MB.  By the time the government agreed to relocate the people to Tadoule Lake in 1973, of the more than 250 members who were originally moved, 117 had died.   (CBC)   MORE:   Government apologizes 

 

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)  

 

AFN, RCMP agreement

NIAGARA FALLS - The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) signed an agreement with the RCMP to address racism and discrimination within the force as the two sides look for new ways to improve relations.  (CBC)   MORE:   New fiscal agreement 

 

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)    

  

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    

   

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)

Canada faces crisis

Anniversary

Idle No More

Idle no more rallies  

UN fact finder to look at plight of First Nations

UN on Canadian mission

State of emergency

State of emergency

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'

Co-founder uneasy

Focus more on Indians and less on the Chiefs

Nameless death 

Attawapiskat's financial troubles

Spence calls for cancellation  

Reporters barred from hunger strike site

Native bands challenge budget in court

Government reimbursed

Spence out of hospital

Atleo to return to work

Twitter spat  

Save face

Bridge protest not part of Idle No More

OPP Commissioner's message

Day of action snarls traffic  

Bands under supervision 

Chief squanders credibility

Demonizing of Atleo  

Protests pose awkward questions

Audit a 'distraction'

Opportunity

Spence meets with GC

Audit 'severely critical'

'We need to stop building crap'

'Accountable' wanted  

'No evidence of due diligence' 

'Unreasonable'

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

Idle no more protests

Ongoing talks

Opportunity lost

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 for Humanity

Salary bill goal unclear 

Feds provide $500K

Travel routes targeted

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

'Step-by-step' solutions  

Feds aware of crisis for years

Third party management  

Shacks and slop pails  

Aboriginal Affairs

Chuck Strahl   John Duncan

Bridges targeted

Bridges blocked

What's at stake

Simplistic arguments

Harper to meet

Judge rules for appointed manager

Booted   

Conditions 'normal'  

Attawapiskat financial statements

Chief blasts minister   

Innu Development Limited Partnership    

Where some of the money goes

Victor Diamond Mine

Headlines prompt action

Failure  

   

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

   

Metis and non-status are Indians

OTTAWA -The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that Metis and non-status are Indians under the Constitution.  The landmark, 9-0 ruling will have an impact on the relationship between the federal government and 600,000 Metis and off-reserve Indians across the country.  (CP)

2016 SCC 12

Metis, non-status are federal responsibility

Who now qualifies?

What the decision means 

Red flags raised

SCC land claim ruling

Manitoba Metis Federation

Winnipeg

MMF have won SCC land claims case

Metis win   

   

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

Lawsuit

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

Lawsuit

Iron Ore Company of Canada

Rio Tinto

Mercury poisoning report

ON pledges better help    

Mercury poisoning

Mercury poisoning effects linger

Ontario Minamata disease

Evictions

Uashat-Maliotenam

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   

   

Commissioners 

GATINEAU -The federal government outlined the terms of an inquiry into the phenomenon of missing and murdered aboriginal women.  (CP)

MMIW inquiry launched

Judge to lead inquiry 

Unresolved cases  

OPP report

Throwing money 

Canada announces $40M inquiry 

Overdue, over budget

1st phase   

Aboriginal women overrepresented

Government wraps consultations on inquiry

70% killed by aboriginal men

Numbers questioned 

Hope report will yield new tips

Throwing money 

Oppal inquiry

1st phase

Canada announces $40M inquiry

Avoid BC's mistakes

Stranger danger

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  

Toronto Star analysis   .pdf 

3 each met a violent end

Prime targets

The taken  

Most unsolved cases

Red River mystery

Victim killed by someone they knew

Number surprises top Mountie

Fix known for years

Aboriginal women over-represented

Aboriginal women more prone to violent death

Differences in how women are murdered

No more silence

Nothing happening

Draft report

Women's Memorial March

Annual women's memorial march

Missing should prompt inquiry

Inquiry not the answer

New list of missing 

Missing 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

Transparency

Indian Act hampers accountability

Cree Nation launches court action 

Some transparency

Two-thirds haven't disclosed

There should be transparency on all levels

Financial Transparency Act search

Bonus

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)    

Pleads guilty     

I haven't stolen anything

Southern Chiefs' Organization

Organization must explain expenses  

Removed as SCO grand chief

Suspended

Gambling sparks probe

Spending allegations 

RBC, KPMG sued

   

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

Booming business  

Open  

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  

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? 

   

Switched at birth

NORWAY HOUSE - 2 men from a northern Manitoba First Nation have discovered they were likely switched at birth at a federally run hospital 40 years ago.  In this latest case, the 2 were born 3 days apart. DNA tests confirmed that one man was raised by the biological mother of the other. (CBC) MORE:   2 friends   

Switched at birth

WINNIPEG - Luke Monias and Norman Barkman tried coming to terms with news that they were switched at birth.  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 

   

Unsafe water

OTTAWA - Human Rights Watch conducted research in 99 homes located in Ontario First Nations, examining water and sanitation surveys.  There are unsafe water advisories for 133 water systems - 89 in First Nations communities across Canada, according to their 92-page report, Make it Safe: Canada's Obligation to End the First Nations Water Crisis.   (Toronto Star)   MORE:   Bureaucratic 'fix'   Boil-water advisory

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'    

   

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)     

   

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)  

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) 

   

Resigns 

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 

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     

   

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 

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)   

   

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.    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:   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    

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       

   

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

   

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 

   

Inquest findings

THUNDER BAY - Inquest jurors examining the deaths of 7 aboriginal youths in Thunder Bay have decided that 3 of them died accidentally.  The other 4 deaths - including 3 found to have drowned - were ruled to be of undetermined cause.   (CTV) 

Inquest begins findings

 Lengths youth must go for an education

Victimization of aboriginal people in Canada

List of Indian residential schools

Survivor seeks reopening

Final report

TRC final report  

From apology to action  

TRC findings  

By the numbers

Aboriginal affairs spending shortfall $1B  

Road ahead

Cultural genocide

5,315 alleged abusers located 

Records ruled on

Hearings wrap 

Sinclair   Wilson   

Survivors notified of possible privacy breach   

Survivors will decide fate of documents

Court rules against destruction     

Legal misstep

Draft reveals  

Another class action lawsuit

Pana Merchant

Leaked offshore tax havens 

Solution, isn't

First Nations Market Housing Fund

Sterilization of indigenous women

Indian residential school system 

School impacted nearly all social indicators

Chief justice ignites debate

Aboriginal Canada and natural resources

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

Residential school TB

Experiments had Ottawa's approval

Aboriginal children used in medical tests

Bureaucrats' experiments

Vaccine tested on aboriginals

Don't ask government for toilets

Audit slams Roseau River 1st Nation

Interim report

Aboriginal health conference

Court decision brings legal claims

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  

Cooperation or conflict?   .pdf 

Programs for First Nations

Ottawa gives slop pails

Building trust  

Call for awareness campaign

Loan allegations

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

Ottawa, leaders commit to overhaul

Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Native children flooding into aid

Judge approves class-action suit

Ottawa appeals lawsuit

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

Housing project plagued by obstacles 

'Too many chiefs, not enough Indians'   

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation

Blood quantum

Mohawk Council 

Broken peoples, broken policy   

No truth, no reconciliation

Dying for attention

Settlement gives hope to others 

Chief steps down

Feds step in

Peguis First Nation

Spending scandal

Peguis First Nation

FNUC

Barriere Lake solidarity  

First Nations left off jury lists

'Grave consequences'

No charges sought for natives

Report: 'Settle land claims'

Ipperwash inquiry

Ipperwash Crisis 

Aboriginal Healing Foundation

$21M fishery settlement

Grand River Enterprises

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP)

Harry LaForme   Phil Fontaine   

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

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   

 

   

Settlement

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

OPP, Province not liable

Grand River land dispute

Hush money  

Deal to hush up disgrace  

Caledonia family, OPP reach deal

No choice   

Cat-and-mouse

Report warned of potential violence

Julian Fantino   

Fantino vows pushback

Ontario judge gives nod to wiretaps

Roadblocks coming down

 
 

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