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Tootoo now an independent MP, knows what it means to fight for life

In October, Tootoo defeated incumbent Conservative Leona Aglukkaq to become the Member of Parliament for Nunavut and the first northerner to take on the role...

Ottawa's mishandling of Jordan's Principle means 'gaps, delays and denials for First Nations children'

And an internal federal document puts that decision squarely at the feet of then Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who was defeated in October's election.

Ottawa reviewing discovered document that could change Mi'kmaq welfare policy ...

A few months later, former Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt sent a letter to the chiefs saying the changes will come into force on April...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt loses riding

The Stephen Harper government's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has gone down to electoral defeat in his New Brunswick, swept away in a red wave...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt loses riding

The Stephen Harper government's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has gone down to electoral defeat in his New Brunswick, swept away in a red wave...

NDP promise on core First Nation education richest among three main federal ...

... investment will follow reform, not replace reform, so we are working with willing First Nation partners to help provide First Nations children with quality...

Metis Dan Vandal is the front runner in Winnipeg riding

But Vandal does not have incumbent Shelly Glover to contend with, as she retired to go back to work for the Winnipeg Police Service. NDP...

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair unveiling party's Indigenous issues platform Wednesday

Following the federal election, the government will determine the best use of these funds,” said the statement. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's office also said...

'Good education' key to solving Nunavut's food crisis says Leona Aglukkaq

She is the first Inuk federal cabinet minister, twice elected Conservative MP for Nunavut and she is looking for a third term. Leona Aglukkaq is...

Exiting grand chief in Alberta vows to keep fighting for MMIW

A few months into serving as grand chief, Martial made national headlines when she called for the resignation of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt for...

Nunavut MP Aglukkaq silent as Franklin fracas claims Pulitizer prize winning ...

(From L to R: Ryan Harris, Parks Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq at the Franklin Expedition announcement. Photo: PMO). Kent...

RCMP VIP unit worried demonstrators could embarrass federal ministers during ...

The RCMP's VIP unit was concerned demonstrators could embarrass Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt during a national roundtable...

RCMP expected to release new report Wednesday on murdered, missing ...

Earlier this year, the RCMP said it would release a new report after it became embroiled in a controversy triggered by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard...

A fired doctor, Valcourt at committee and warnings about fracking on the May ...

Wednesday night was a long one from Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt. He spent four hours in the House of Commons answering questions from opposition...

Valcourt unsure about details when questioned by MPs on First Nations children ...

OTTAWA–When it came to detailed questions about First Nations children and youth, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt drew blanks. Valcourt faced questions from MPs Wednesday...

Valcourt says over $1 billion available for education, but Ottawa now seeking ...

OTTAWA—Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said Wednesday over $1 billion is still set aside for on-reserve education, but his office is now working to strike...

AFN's Bellegarde wants meeting with top Mountie over unreleased Indigenous ...

Paulson made the statement in a letter to Treaty 6 Grand Chief Bernice Martial which was released last Thursday by Status of Women Minister Kellie...

Top Mountie breaks with policy, says Indigenous perpetrators responsible for ...

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says Indigenous perpetrators are responsible for 70 per cent of the solved murders of Indigenous women, according to a letter distributed...

Sudden resignation of Shawn Atleo cost AFN more than just its leader

But Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt rejected the request. His signature appears next to a checked box that says “I do not concur” on a...

RCMP won't back Valcourt's claim Indigenous men responsible for 70 per cent of ...

The RCMP says it won't release “the ethnicity” of perpetrators responsible for the murders of Indigenous women, contradicting statements made earlier Thursday by a Conservative...

Valcourt used unreleased RCMP data to claim Aboriginal men responsible for ...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said during a private meeting in Calgary last Friday that unreleased RCMP data shows Indigenous men were responsible for 70...

Minister Valcourt to meet with AFN National Chief Bellegarde

OTTAWA–Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has agreed to meet with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde in the wake of the deadly fire...

AFN's Bellegarde demanding “immediate” meeting with Valcourt

OTTAWA—Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is demanding an “immediate meeting” with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt in the wake of a deadly...

Valcourt defends funding levels for FN child services now under scrutiny by ...

OTTAWA–Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt defended Ottawa's treatment of First Nation children Tuesday as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal continued to hear closing arguments on...

Aboriginal Affairs playing politics with funding, minister sitting on ...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt is also still sitting on 14 proposals from the AFN, months after the department's own notification deadline passed for responding...

Federal government to stop funding payments to Saskatchewan Metis group

A letter dated Wednesday from Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the group failed to hold an assembly by the end of September “due to...

Heckling and the House of Commons on Nation to Nation

After the speaker of the House asked Inuk cabinet minister Leona Aglukkaq to zip it, the October 2nd version of Nation to Nation deals with...

NWAC appeals to Harper government to fund project aimed at helping ...

The new funding was supposed to begin May 1 and NWAC had a meeting with Minister Kellie Leitch at the end of March hoping to...

NDP MP says Aglukkaq 'disgusting' for question period heckling of national ...

NDP Carol Hughes says she still believes Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was “disgusting” for heckling during a question period debate over the need for an...

Atleo surfaces, says he had 'enough' of Ottawa

The federal government recently filed a document in Federal Court that appears to show a secret agreement between Atleo, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and...

Environment Minister Aglukkaq making decision on BC dam threatening Treaty 8 ...

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she will make a final decision on a controversial and massive dam project planned for British Columbia by late next...

Ottawa reduced shelter funding under Action Plan to fight violence against ...

The report said there was an “urgent need to increase the number of shelters” and that the “funding for existing shelters must be increased.” ...

AFN tells PMO to “quit” saying they had deal on education

APTN obtained court records showing the signatures of Atleo, Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt and Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an undated document that sets...

Harper, Atleo signed secret agreement on FN education bill: document

The document, signed by Harper, Atleo, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and former Clerk of the Privy Council Wayne Wouters was filed in court by...

Organization backed by ex-PMs hopes to build “new partnership” with ...

Clark said during the press conference that Kakfwi discussed the project with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt. The minister's office, however, did not mention the...

Atleo kept key chiefs in dark about education bill announcement: court records

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's office, however, still clings to the claim the AFN entered into some sort of agreement with Ottawa. “Our government is...

AFN Halifax meeting ends with pledge for renewal

When Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announced the bill was on hold, the attached $1.9 billion in funding was also pulled. Kitigan Zibi Chief Gilbert...

Prolonged Canada Post mail service shutdown caused “health risk” in Fort ...

We are working as quickly as possible to resolve these issues and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause,” said Smith. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt...

Feds say report claiming Indigenous acts purposely left off Canada Day ...

APTN followed up with the office of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover. “I can say on the Minister's behalf that this terrible rumour is entirely...

Feds say report claiming Indigenous acts purposely left of Canada Day ...

APTN followed up with the office of Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover. “I can say on the Minister's behalf that this terrible rumour is entirely...

Former escort called to testify against Bruce Carson at preliminary inquiry

In emails to Kaszap from Carson, obtained by APTN, Carson wrote he was only helping the company for McPherson‎ and spoke of his connections to...

Valcourt hints Ottawa may move ahead on education bill without AFN

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt vented his frustration Thursday with the Assembly of First Nations' rejection of a proposed bill for First Nation education and...

Tribal Chair says BC First Nations should strike own education deal with Ottawa

Gottfriedson wrote Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt on May 20 saying his tribal council was willing to work with Ottawa on improving Bill C-33, the...

AFN rejects Harper government's education bill, calls for immediate injection ...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt's office issued a statement saying that there would be no money without the bill. “Our government is extremely disappointed that...

WTO appeal panel upholds 'political' EU seal ban

Vancouver Sun Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who is an Inuk from Nunavut, International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea, issued a...

Valcourt attacks Confederacy of Nations, calls chiefs 'rogue' and threats to ...

Toronto Sun Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt moved aggressively to undermine the Confederacy of Nations Thursday, labeling the chiefs behind the organization as rogues who are...

RCMP release “operational overview” of violence against Aboriginal women

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, the minister responsible for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada, was not speaking on the issue nor did...

Confederacy of Nations seeking education 'accord' with Ottawa: document

The Confederacy also moved to open talks with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt on education and a letter is expected to be issued Thursday. Thursday's...

Education bill, meeting with Valcourt on Confederacy of Nations agenda

OTTAWA–First Nation chiefs attending a planned Confederacy of Nations meeting in Ottawa Wednesday are expected to develop a strategy to immediately engage Aboriginal Affairs Minister...

Life jacket-clad Justice Minister MacKay's photo op interrupted by Indigenous ...

Justice Minister Peter MacKay agreed to meet with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous after he was confronted on Parliament Hill with demands for...