Australia, which is “being held back by its unresolved relationship with its Indigenous population”, can learn from Canada’s emerging efforts at reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Olivia Loccisano: Kind like a tree, calm like a river in the First Nations town of Conklin, Northern Alberta
Freelance writer and aspiring filmmaker Olivia Loccisano reflects on her decision to dedicate her life to the First Nations town of Conklin in Northern Alberta, population 350, as a mentor teacher to Aboriginal children.
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that it will hear the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s challenge to Enbridge’s Line 9 tar sands pipeline.
Truth and reconciliation: First Nations kids won, now it’s time for a better relationship with Indigenous peoples
Kids won when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. Andrea Auger discusses the tribunal’s findings on racial discrimination in Canada’s Indigenous child welfare programs.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement threatens Indigenous land rights, says Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Rights.
In a landmark decision issued Tuesday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. “This is a great day for First Nations children and all Canadians who believe in justice and fairness,” says Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
A new study says climate change threatens fishing traditions that have sustained First Nations along Canada’s Pacific coast for thousands of years. The study found that climate change could reduce fish species such herring and salmon, “which are among the most important species commercially, culturally, and nutritionally for First Nations,” by up to 50 percent by 2050.
This amazing Al Jazeera short documentary describes how the Alberta tar sands operations are destroying Mother Earth and the lives of First Nation communities in the heart of the tar sands.