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A Comprehensive Report on MMIW: The Curiously Different Tales of Violence against Indigenous Women On Both ...

Newly-elected Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his appointed successor to Valcourt, Indigenous & Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, have earned praise for distancing themselves...

Canada Human Rights Ruling Fuels Change

Canada's Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett (R) and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould arrive at a news conference regarding a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights...

'Because It's 2015': 9 Stories of Indigenous Triumph in Canada This Year

The most diverse cabinet in Canadian history bode well for First Nations, Métis and Inuit as newly sworn in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberal...

Indigenous Woman in Law Breaks New Ground

While serving as a councilor for the We Wai Kai Nation, where she is a member, she was elected regional chief of the B.C. Assembly...

The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, November 8, 2015

Jody Wilson-Raybould becomes Canada's first-ever aboriginal Attorney General and Minister of Justice, while Hunter Tootoo, who won against Conservative Leona Aglukkaq in Nunavut, was named...

Justin Trudeau Takes Office, Names Jody Wilson-Raybould as Justice Minister ...

Hunter Tootoo, who won in Nunavut against incumbent Leona Aglukkaq, has been designated as Fisheries and Oceans Minister. Aglukkaq had been the country's Environment Minister.

Canada Election: Rallying the Vote, On and Off Reserve

There are three Indigenous candidates running for the Conservatives: Rob Clarke, who is Cree, is hoping for a third straight term in the Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River...

Isolated Shoal Lake 40 Members Shed Tears as Canada Refuses to Fund Road

The band had been optimistic in anticipating a June 25 high-profile visit from Natural Resources and Northern Ontario Development Minister Greg Rickford, The Tyee reported.

Canada's National Aboriginal Day Has Potential to Change the Conversation ...

Dozens of people, tribal leaders, public officials (including Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski and the area's Member of Parliament, Ryan Leef) were gathered around a fire...

Domination and Diversity: Galileo's Lesson for Canada

In the aftermath of the vote, Mark Strahl, a Conservative Party Member of Parliament was quoted as rejecting any obligation for the Canadian government to...

Stop Underwater Slaughter! The Desperate Fight to Save Sea Creatures From ...

"We depend on these waters for food and the very existence of Inuit life depend on them," stated Clyde River resident Niore Iqalukjuak, the man...

We Can Afford a Missing Women's Inquiry: It's Not Just Another Study

... a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women or committed to comprehensive action is not because we can't afford it. Niki Ashton...

Harper on Wrong Side of History

The Honourable Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MD, MP, was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997 representing the Toronto riding of St. Paul's. She...