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The Conservative leadership race: who's in, who's out, who's waffling

Steven Blaney. The Quebec MP was one of just five the Tories managed to elect in the province in the 2011 election and he helped...

Is the federal government really funding Jordan's Principle? Cindy Blackstock doesn't think so

OTTAWA – Long after most people had gone home for the day Tuesday the federal government issued a press release saying it was going to...

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...

Displaced Papaschase Band officially sworn in at Edmonton Ceremony

Edmonton Strathcona NDP MP Linda Duncan attended the ceremony and said she admires Bruneau's determination and now it's up to the Liberal government to give...

NDP pounces on PM Trudeau over muddled comments on Canada's 'colonial past'

NDP MP Romeo Saganash said Trudeau's statement reminded him of what former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper said during a press conference at a G20...

Saganash says his UNDRIP bill 'true test' of Liberal's commitment to Indigenous peoples

NDP MP Romeo Saganash on Thursday introduced a private member's bill that, if passed, would require Canadian laws to be “in harmony” with the UN...

A supreme victory, an emergency debate and setting the Algonquin land claim straight on the April 14 edition of N2N

The political panel with NDP's Charlie Angus and Cathy McLeod of the Conservative party talk about the emergency debate in the House of Commons over...

During suicide debate Justice Minister says it's time for First Nations to shed Indian Act 'shackles'

“There should be some equal work done, not only is there money, but we are going to create a structure that is going achieve results...

A 13-year-old Attawapiskat girl talks hope and love amid the darkness

The crisis was also discussed during question period in Ottawa Monday as NDP MPs Romeo Saganash and Angus pressed the government to not only respond...

NDP MP Angus to call for emergency House of Commons debate on First Nation suicide crisis

NDP MP Charlie Angus will on Tuesday call for an emergency House of Commons debate on the suicide crisis gripping Attawapiskat and other First Nation...

Police shoot and kill man in Algonquin community of Lac Simon, Quebec

(Members of Lac Simon, Que say Sandy Michel was killed by local police Wednesday night in the community. Photo from facebook). Tom Fennario LAC...

Manitoba lawyer regrets mishandling of survivor's case

WINNIPEG – A veteran lawyer was found guilty of professional misconduct Tuesday for failing to properly represent a residential school survivor. Moses Okimaw was handed...

Climate change threatening remote communities says Ontario chief

NDP Indigenous affairs critic Charlie Angus, who represents a northern Ontario riding that includes a number of First Nations communities, believes money needs to be...

Liberal Indigenous MPs propose forming cross-party 'reconciliation caucus'

The idea was triggered by an initial proposal from NDP MP Romeo Saganash who sent a letter on Nov. 23 to the nine other Indigenous...

Alberta talks resource sharing, the political panel and changing who MPs ...

This week Liberal Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Conservative Cathy McLeod and NDP Indigenous Affairs critic Charlie Angus join Nigel to talk about climate change and the National...

Liberal MP says adding Indigenous treaty reference to MPs oath “cute” idea

Earlier this week, four NDP MPs recognized the treaties signed between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown during their swearing-in ceremonies. The MPs Pierre Nantel, Georgina...

INAC Minister Bennett taps Liberal operative, energy firm VP for top roles

A Liberal operative and the senior vice president of a firm pushing a green refinery on the British Columbia West Coast are expected to fill...

Saganash wants MP oath text amended to include treaty reference

Quebec NDP Pierre Nantel also included the additional text during his swearing-in ceremony. Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton and Dene NDP MP Georgina Jolibois, who...

Heading to Paris to talk about climate change, duty to consult and the ...

Tens of thousands of delegates will soon be on their way to Paris for the upcoming conference on climate change. Known as COP21 (21st conference...

Former NWAC president Audette misses red wave

Audette lost to Bloc Quebecois candidate Michel Boudrias while the NDP candidate Charmaine Borg came in third. The former NWAC president became the Terrebonne candidate...

Elections watchdog probe continues into Conservative riding association cash ...

... also known as Mikhael J.S. Mezrahi or Mikhael Jaime Shamis Mezrahi, donated the cash during a fundraiser for former Conservative Papineau candidate Mustaque Sarker.

Mulcair: NDP government would implement resource revenue sharing with ...

Mulcair said that idea was inspired by Cree NDP candidate Romeo Saganash would play a “key” role in an NDP government. During the virtual town...

Former Manitoba chief, Deborah Chief, carrying NDP banner

She is the NDP candidate for the Manitoba riding of Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman and is up against Joanne Levy of the Liberals, Wayne James of the Green...

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

... available, but as we said all along, investment will follow reform, not replace reform, so we are working with willing First Nation partners to...

Conservative candidate Greg Rickford says Manitoba, Winnipeg haven't asked for ...

The community has been cut-off from the mainland for 100 years and has been under a boil water advisory for nearly two decades. It seems...

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

NDP candidate Charlie Angus said it's irresponsible for the Liberals to hinge a promise on money that “doesn't exist” in publicly available government budget documents.

Cree NDP candidate Romeo Saganash grappling with family tragedy

A family tragedy has temporarily forced NDP Cree candidate Romeo Saganash from his riding, has learned. Saganash is currently in Quebec City dealing with...

Trudeau responds to NDP fire over First Nation education funding discrepancy

“When we look at what's costed out, there's a $1.7-billion dollar hole,” said Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins–James Bay. “It's K-12 that takes this...

Quick Facts: Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

The Incumbent is the NDP's Niki Ashton who won the riding by 5,422 in the last general election. In the last Parliament, Ashton served as...

Quick Facts: Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa

Incumbent Conservative Robert Sopuck was first elected to Parliament in a 2010 by-election for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette. In the 2011 general election, Sopuck took 63 %...

MMIW advocate Michèle Audette has a tough road to get to Ottawa

Her opponents are Michel Boudrias of the Bloc Quebecois, Michel Surprenant for the Conservatives, and incumbent Charmaine Borg, who was only 20 years old when...

Cree Bradford Dean running in a Quebec Liberal stronghold for the Greens

He is up against the long-time Liberal incumbent Francis Scarpaleggia, Gabriel Bernier for the Bloc Quebecois, Ryan Young for the NDP, and Éric Girard for...

Long-time municipal politician Vance Badawey wants federal seat

Former Port Colborne mayor Vance Badawey is battling Conservative Leanna Villella, Green Party candidate David Clow, and NDP incumbent Malcolm Allen. He is running for...

Anti-pipeline activist Carleen Thomas carrying the NDP banner in North Vancouver

She is up against Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal), Claire Martin (Green) and incumbent Andrew Saxton (Conservative). Thomas is a teacher by training. She served as a...

Metis candidate running for the Greens in a Conservative fortress

Ralph McLean is carrying the Green banner in the suburban riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods this election. His competition for the seat include Amarjeet Sohi of...

Don Rusnak hopes to re-take Thunder Bay-Rainy River for the Liberals

Lawyer Don Rusnak will be working to paint Thunder Bay-Rainy River back into the red from orange on October 19th. He is running against Conservative...

Cree candidate weathers controversy at mid-point of campaign

Despite all that, she is now running federally against Andy Kowalski for the Liberals, Green Party candidate Gary Kelly and long-time Conservative incumbent Kevin Sorenson.

Will Yvonne Jones's re-election bid still be a cake walk?

Liberal Yvonne Jones looked like a sure bet to be re-elected in Labrador on October 19th. However, as we profiled yesterday, former MP Peter Penashue...

Conservative candidate aiming for a political comeback

He will be up against Edward Rudkowski for the NDP and current Liberal incumbent and another indigenous candidate, Yvonne Jones, whom we'll profile tomorrow. Penashue...

NDP pounces on Conservative candidate's 'dismissive attitude' on murdered ...

The NDP jumped on the published quote and issued a statement from Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP candidate Niki Ashton. “Mr. Wilk's dismissive attitude towards missing and...

Nunavut Conservative candidate Aglukkaq tries to re-write public record on ...

Nunavut Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq appears to be trying to rewrite the public record on her reaction to images of Inuit in the Nunavut community...

'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...

NDP candidate Trent Derrick wants to manufacture a sweet victory in October

He is up against Todd Doherty for the Conservative Party, Liberal candidate Tracy Calogheros, and Richard Jacques for the Greens. Although he is ... Harris...

Liberal candidate wants to follow in the footsteps of Elijah Harper and Tina ...

Churchill-Keewatinook Aski , Manitoba is another northern riding where Indigenous people will be the queen/kingmakers. Liberal candidate Rebecca Chartrand wants to capitalize on that demographic...

Romeo Saganash

After a dozen profiles of Aboriginal candidates, it's time for a slam dunk. According to the threehundredeight today, Cree incumbent NDP Member of Parliament ...

Metis candidate Louis De Jaeger running for the Liberals

Chilliwack-Hope is a new riding carved out of two older ones that voted overwhelmingly Conservative in the last election. Mark Strahl won Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon in...

Brenda Sayers, Green candidate on Vancouver Island

The riding she is running in was carved out of Vancouver Island North, which was narrowly won by former Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan–he is...

Tory vote on Nutrition North breeds anger

But he, along with the rest of the Conservative caucus, rejected the idea. Including Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, who is running for re-election. In the...

Replay: APTN correspondent wins human rights award for Jordan's Principle ...

In 2007, the House of Commons voted unanimously to pass a motion by NDP MP Jean Crowder. The motion was called Jordan's Principle. It spelled...

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

Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett took aim at Valcourt over the apparent drop in the number of First Nation and Inuit students accessing the...