Last week, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Chief Erwin Redsky welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his community by reminding him that “unfortunately, we have a whole museum full of fine Canadian promises that are unfulfilled.”
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 this illuminating piece, Seattle journalist Erika Lundahl examines how, in Alberta, First Nations are forced to “engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with” Big Oil “in order to survive.”
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.
More than 100 groups from across Canada and the U.S. have written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to halt Canada’s “broken” tar sands pipeline approval process.
Energy East must respect treaty and Aboriginal rights, says the Ontario Energy Board in its just-released review of TransCanada’s proposed pipeline.
Last week’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report called Canada’s residential school policy “cultural genocide”. Reacting, both Trudeau and Mulcair avoided mentioning the two loaded words.