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Manitoba senators score court win

OTTAWA — Manitoba senators have clinched a legal victory in their dramatic standoff with the federal Liberals, after a scathing court ruling Friday slammed Ottawa's...

Canada's longest-standing First Nations boil water advisory will end in 2018, Liberals say

Neskantaga Chief Wayne Moonias said his community forced the government to take action on their plight by inviting Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to their...

First Nation gets clean water after more than five years under advisory

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett speaks as AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde looks on at the Assembly of First Nations annual general...

Nunatsiavut brings issues to world stage at U.N. meetings on ...

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caNunatsiavut is well represented at the United Nations 16th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York City this week.and...

Ottawa drops objections to UN resolution on Indigenous consent

The federal Liberal government has formally removed objections lodged by its Conservative predecessor to parts of a United Nations resolution calling upon states to obtain...

'No one wants this report to be put on a shelf': Indigenous Affairs Minister responds to inquiry criticism

This special edition of The Current is a public forum held at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., across the river from Parliament Hill.

NDP accuse federal Liberals of 'systemic neglect' on reserves after…

“Our government is committed to closing the unacceptable housing gap for Indigenous people,” Carolyn Bennett, minister of indigenous and northern affairs, said in an emailed...

MPs head home for the holidays, but much work remains

such as this bill: Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has agreed with senators saying the Liberals need more time (and possibly to go back to...

Liberals to ask court for extension after senators say indigenous rights bill is flawed

Carolyn Bennett, the Indigenous Affairs Minister, told on Wednesday she believes senators were acting on genuine concerns about Bill S-3, and an Act to...

'60s Scoop aboriginals finally getting court day but 7-year case to drag on

Wilson said he hoped the hiatus would allow for a negotiated settlement — a tack the Liberal government now appears to favour. Indigenous Affairs Minister...

Federal government to apologize for forced relocation of Sayisi Dene in Manitoba

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett visited the Sayisi Dene on Tuesday to apologize for the 1956 move that led to hunger, violence and...

Trudeau's confused reconciliation agenda

And in May, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett told a United Nations forum Canada would “adopt and implement” UNDRIP. But then in ... Since 1998,...

Omnitrax breaks silence on shutdown of grain terminal and rail ...

In has been nearly three weeks since Omnitrax Canada decided to close its Churchill grain terminal a... - Local - .and more »...

New Homes Coming to Kashechewan First Nation

KASHECHEWAN – Kashechewan First Nation Chief Leo Friday said, “Our residents are anxious to return home after being displaced by flooding over two years ago.

Inquiry could build on reconciliation steps

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett embraces Ceejai Julian, who lost two sisters, following the announcement of the inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women at...

Inuit Leader Mary Simon Tapped To Advise Liberals On Arctic Spending

Mary Simon, a diplomat, journalist and longtime Inuit leader, has been named a special representative to Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Minister Carolyn Bennett. "I'm...

Indigenous Affairs Minister reveals mandate of long-awaited MMIW inquiry

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett unveiled the details of the national inquiry Wednesday morning surrounded by totem poles and long houses in a ceremony in...

Michèle Audette to help lead MMIW inquiry

CBC.ca - Montreal - CBC NewsCBC.caMichèle Audette spent years calling for action to address the tragedy of Canada's murdered and missing Aboriginal women. Now she's...

Carolyn Bennett Meets Families Of MMIW Ahead Of Inquiry Announcement

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu will be on hand for the event. The ministers...

Missing, murdered indigenous women inquiry details expected ...

Indigenous leaders say the federal government is expected to announce the terms of an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women on Wednesday.MMIW inquiry announcement...

Ottawa to change Indian Act in response to Descheneaux ruling by ...

The Liberal government plans to rid the Indian Act of rules that discriminate based on sex.Feds plan to rid Indian Act of sexist ruleswww.ottawacommunitynews.com/all 2...

Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry Launch Coming Next ...

Details of a long-awaited national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are expected to be released Wednesday, sources tell CBC ...and more »...

You can't investigate MMIW without looking at police conduct, Steven Zhou writes

Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous affairs and northern development charged with launching the national inquiry, has reported this to be the case. ... She...

Families feel shut out after draft mandate of missing, murdered inquiry leaked

On Thursday morning, the Liberal government held a conference call with a select group of victims' relatives to discuss the draft document. Two people who...

Indigenous children on reserves miss out on child benefit

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was at Enoch Cree Nation reserve near Edmonton Wednesday to help spread the word. “Improving the quality of ... BY...

Kelly McParland: Trudeau's first broken promise to First Nations people is a whopper, but won't be the last

It would be nice to think that once the federal Liberals won the election last October, they started going through the files they'd inherited, came...

@Kady's Watchlist for July 18–House committee puts refugee protection on Hill agenda

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets 16-month-old Madeleine Jamkossian, right, and her father Kevork Jamkossian, refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, during their arrival at...

With no date set for MMIW inquiry, Manitoba mother regrets voting Liberal

Stefanson said she is hopeful that Carolyn Bennett, minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will agree to a commissioner from the province. Bernadette Smith, whose...

Bob Paulson: Mounties Committed To Reconciliation With Indigenous People

One of the document's main themes is lifting a long-standing two per cent cap on federal funding, even though Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett insisted...

Provinces won't have to shoulder costs of MMIW inquiry, federal minister says

"I think there was some misunderstanding, but I think we are almost there in terms of getting the assurances out there that this is going...

First Nations chiefs to sign agreement with RCMP after admission of 'racists' in force

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will also sign a separate MOU with the AFN to form a working group to advise the government on how...

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...

The Vanishing of Canada's First Nations Women

(blog)... a regional chief with the Assembly of First Nations, lamented “a national shame and a national tragedy.” Carolyn Bennett, a liberal member of...

Liberals' 'Sunny Ways' Eclipsed by Cynical Old-Style Politics

(press release) (press release)A prominent Liberal who has spent time and effort researching this issue was mocked at the recent Liberal Convention by the...

Wendy Holm: Why all the fuss over the Site C dam?

Its families are struggling under what then opposition Liberal MP and current Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett has called the "abject failure" of...

Innovation Minister Bains most lobbied minister in Trudeau cabinet

(subscription) (subscription)Jacquie LaRocque, a lobbyist with Compass Rose Group and a former Liberal government staffer, said the innovation portfolio would naturally invite a greater...

Indigenous Affairs, Public Safety Can't Decide Who Should Help Border-Straddling First Nations

OTTAWA — When it comes to questions about who should be helping aboriginal communities navigate the Canada-U.S. border, the Liberal government's Public Safety and Indigenous...

5 unfinished stories from Parliament this year

OTTAWA -The federal Liberal election win last Oct. 19 marked the first change in government in nearly 10 years, dislodging Stephen Harper from the Prime...

Trudeau Marks National Aboriginal Day With Sunrise Ceremony

Trudeau and other members of his caucus, including Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, started the day with a sunrise ceremony...

Indigenous group wants review of police conduct to be part of inquiry

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberals are still finalizing the details of the inquiry, but an examination of policing has long been deemed a priority by families...

Justin Trudeau meets Attawapiskat chief, Indigenous youth in Ottawa

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and and Health Minister Jane Philpott will take part in both meetings, the prime minister's office said in a written...

Carolyn Bennett: Lack Of Basic Health Services For Indigenous Unacceptable

Bennett also told the inaugural Federal-Provincial-Territorial-Indigenous Forum that the Liberal government plans to make significant changes to the system designed to protect vulnerable indigenous children.

The Indian Act was meant to destroy First Nations culture, not preserve it

The federal Liberals promised a new relationship with first nations peoples and attempted to demonstrate that commitment with historic investments of $8.2 billion. The sad...

5 questions with Carolyn Bennett, minister of Indigenous affairs

Carolyn Bennett is the MP for Toronto-St. Paul's and minister of Indigenous and northern affairs. Before becoming responsible for what is considered one of the...

Politics 204 for June 2

More cash for cities: Canada's mayors plan to push the new federal Liberal government to ensure quick access to new programs offering billions of dollars...

20000 walk through Toronto in support of Israel

Among the dignitaries who took part were Israel's Consul General to Canada DJ Schneeweiss, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett, provincial Tory Leader Patrick Brown, Toronto councilor...

Potential billion-dollar deal for Metis as feds address historic land dispute

On Friday, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett quietly stepped away from the Liberal party convention in Winnipeg to sign a memorandum of...

MMIW inquiry should be headed by Indigenous women, report says

The federal government has released a summary of what it heard from victim's families and advocates during the consultation phase ahead of an inquiry into...

Former TRC chair calls for creation of national council for indigenous people

Because the Liberal government committed to enacting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations — in the party's election platform and in Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn...

Ontario boosts aboriginal health funding after suicide crisis

CBC.caA spokeswoman for federal Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett could not be immediately reached. Canada's Liberal government said in March it would spend...