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Indigenous rights pilgrimage Comes to Lanark County in May - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Indigenous rights pilgrimage Comes to Lanark County in Maywww.insideottawavalley.com/The long-distance walk will also publicize and support NDP MP Romeo Saganash's private member's bill, C-262, calling...

UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples: 10 years on

Last year, NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced a private members bill, C-262, to repudiate colonialism and discriminatory doctrines of superiority, and establish a legislative framework...

NDP MP Romeo Saganash Trolls Trudeau With 'Canoe And Paddle Program'

An NDP MP has crafted a brutally satirical response to comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month on the needs of indigenous youth.

Minister pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire

The housing woes have a direct impact on all other social issues that affect aboriginal people, said Romeo Saganash, the federal NDP's indigenous affairs critic.

'It has a terrible history,' Indigenous Affairs needs to go in order for reconciliation to happen, says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)One the biggest critics of the government's commitment to UNDRIP has been NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.). Mr. Saganash, who is...

Drama, tragedy in Resolute Bay leads the news

Maïtee Labrecque-Saganash, a Montreal political science student and daughter of NDP MP Romeo Saganash, brought the collective to Nunavik, in a session that touched on...

Romeo Saganash pitches bill to enshrine UN declaration into law

An NDP member of Parliament is in New Brunswick this week to promote his bill that would enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

Indigenous reconciliation proposals need to be enormous

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, however, argued in May, “You adopt legislatively, and you implement through programs and policies. That's the distinction the Truth and Reconciliation...

Hunter Tootoo Not Returning To Caucus After Addiction Treatment

In 2012, Quebec NDP MP Romeo Saganash took a short "medical leave" after being ejected from an Air Canada flight due to his intoxication. He...

Indigenous activist joins MP Saganash on national tour to promote UNDRIP bill

Academic Leah Gazan has been taking a break from the classroom to travel across the country with MP Romeo Saganash. The university instructor and activist...

Government supports Indigenous declaration without reservation: Wilson-Raybould

NDP intergovernmental Indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash — a residential school survivor who worked for two decades on an international effort to craft the declaration...

First Nations chiefs urged to consider 'all options' on adoption of UN declaration

But NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who has been pushing the Trudeau government to back his own private members bill on UNDRIP, wondered whether Wilson-Raybould's remarks...

Saganash says government should support his UNDRIP bill

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Romeo Saganash says the federal government should support his private member's bill on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of...

Hunter Tootoo is not the first MP to take some time off for substance abuse

Romeo Saganash. The NDP MP from northern Quebec took a break from politics to seek treatment for his alcohol addiction after he was escorted off...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

MP Saganash pushes Liberals to support his indigenous rights bill, says no need for more consultation

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash hoped that when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould went to...

MP Saganash pushes Liberals to support his indigenous rights bill, says no need for more consultation

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash hoped that when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould went to...

Five questions answered: the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Vancouver Sun3. What will implementation look like? The NDP's intergovernmental indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash, who spent two decades working on international efforts to craft...

Romeo Saganash's tour comes to Saskatchewan

Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (Quebec), addressing members of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council in Fort Qu'Appelle. He is in Saskatchewan to garner...

Bill C-262: The 'first true test' of Canada's nation-to-nation commitment

In the House of Commons, Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for the Western Quebec riding of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou, tabled a piece of legislation calling for the...

Indigenous rights bill has support of Manitoba aboriginal leaders

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, at podium, tabled a private member's bill to ensure the laws of Canada respect the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

National tour touts reconciliation law

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSA man with a plan came to Winnipeg as part of a tour to rally support to abolish the Indian...

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...

Residential school survivor turned NDP MP tables bill on Indigenous rights

Romeo Saganash, now the NDP's critic for intergovernmental Indigenous affairs, contributed two decades of work to an international effort to craft the declaration. He has...

Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

The Saganash bill would see implementation of the declaration achieved through a collaborative process. A national action plan would also be developed and implemented. To...

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...

QP Monday: Fundraising, First Nations and care bears

(subscription) (subscription)After a final exchange on the topic between Conservative MP Jacques Gourde and Wilson-Raybould, NDP MP Romeo Saganash said, “Let's go from Bay...

5 things to watch for at the NDP convention

On the convention agenda for Saturday is a discussion about how the NDP can build a “nation to nation approach” with Canada's indigenous communities. Scheduled...

Q&A with Wab Kinew, best-selling author, musician and now political candidate

(blog) (blog)Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg...

Conservative MPs heckling despite pledge to set new tone

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.) said later he has heard the Conservative heckling from his seat at the far end of...

Seamus O'Regan Faces Lifelong Struggle To Stay Sober, Says Political Strategist

"In 2012 an MP here in Ottawa on the NDP side, Romeo Saganash, announced he was taking a leave to deal with alcohol. The current...

Tories reverse stance on inquiry into missing, murdered women

NDP MP Romeo Saganash struck a mostly cooperative tone in his remarks following the announcement, saying “the NDP is ready to collaborate with the government...

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...

Romeo Saganash says treaties should be included in new members' oath

NDP MP Romeo Saganash's oath to the Queen last week was a little different than his fellow newly-elected MPs. When Saganash, the MP in the...

Canada will implement UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Carolyn ...

Bennett said she was pleased to see Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose lend her support to the inquiry, and noted that NDP MPs Niki Ashton...

In federal election, Nunavik votes split between orange and red

Nunavik voters helped to re-elect NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who held onto his riding Oct. 19, in a close race with Liberal candidate Pierre Dufour.

Saganash ready to work with new Liberal government on northern, Indigenous issues

Saganash said he's also proud of the role that the NDP played in triggering the Auditor General of Canada's audit of the Nutrition North Canada...

NDP's Romeo Saganash re-elected in Northern Quebec

NDP incumbent Romeo Saganash has been re-elected in Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou, the country's second largest riding, in Northern Quebec. Saganash took 37 per cent of the vote,...

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...

Romeo Saganash seeking a second term for northern Quebec riding

Romeo Saganash is from the Waswanipi Cree community in central Quebec, he is the NDP candidate and incumbent MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. Background and Experience: -Romeo...

Saganash: Tory candidate willfully ignored the history of colonialism

Romeo Saganash, the NDP candidate for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, says in this open letter that Richard Sagala, the Conservative candidate for Montreal riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount has insulted...

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...

Quebec NDP candidate Romeo Saganash calls niqab 'the ...

Quebec NDP candidate Romeo Saganash calls niqab 'the oppressor's clothing' despite party's support of it. Posted by CIReport.ca on Sep 30, 2015 in Habits/Customs/Traditions/Foreign militancy...

Federal Election 2015: Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou riding

Summary: Voters in this northwestern Quebec riding decisively ousted the Bloc Québécois incumbent here in 2011, and joined the orange wave in the province by...

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 ...

Election Issues 2015: A Maclean's primer on truth and reconciliation

He also called on Harper to acknowledge the term “cultural genocide” and has advocated a “nation-to-nation” approach to dealing with Canada's First Nations, Inuit and...

Romeo Saganash wants to mobilize the Aboriginal vote for federal ...

MP Romeo Saganash marked the unofficial launch of his re-election campaign with a cocktail party and fundraiser July 6 in the Old Port of Montreal.

Issues still unresolved 25 years after Oka Crisis: Mohawk leaders

“I've been coming to these things for 30 years and things I heard today are things I heard 30 years ago,” said NDP MP Romeo...