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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Video of violent arrest in Nunavut sparks debate about policing in Canada

The violent arrest of an Inuk man in Nunavut, captured on video, has once again raised questions about policing in Canada’s north and relations between the country’s Indigenous communities, racial minorities and the national police force. The video of the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Environmentalists, First Nations say it’s time to restore oilpatch monitoring

Seven environmental and Indigenous groups are asking the Alberta government to restart oilpatch monitoring. The request was made in a letter that urged the government to make public its decision-making criteria for when monitoring will begin again. In a decision »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous leader gives Ottawa failing grades in wake of inquiry

The Native Women’s Association of Canada has issued a failing report card to Ottawa to mark the one year anniversary of the release of National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, published on June 3 of last »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit tale wins at Canadian Screen Awards

Canada’ major film awards event, the Canadian Screen Awards, handed out its ‘Genie” awards for the best in cinema, television and digital media last week. A merger of the previous Gemini and Genie awards for TV and film respectively, this »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canada announces $650M in new COVID-19 funding for Indigenous communities

The federal government is investing an additional $650 million to support Canada’s Indigenous communities on healthcare, income support, and new shelters for women, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The new money is aimed at preparing these communities for a »

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Ottawa delays action plan to help Indigenous women and girls

The federal government is postponing the release of an action plan on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The plan was due to be made public on June 3, the one-year anniversary of the National Inquiry into Missing and »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa pledges additional COVID-19 funding for off-reserve Indigenous people

The federal government will provide $75 million in new funding for Indigenous organizations providing “critical” services to Indigenous peoples living in cities and off reserve during the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday. Speaking at his regular news »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Biden says he’ll cancel Keystone XL if he wins election

The long and winding saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has taken another turn. The presumptive Democratic candidate for president of the United States, Joe Biden, says he will cancel the project if he is elected. Biden made the announcement »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

The Liberal Wet’suwet’en deal creates more dissent in the community

Earlier this year a dispute over indigenous land rights and a gas pipeline caused dozens of road and rail blockades that caused substantial economic loss in Canada and made international headlines. Although the gas pipeline company has signed agreements with »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Human rights groups sue Ottawa over COVID threat in prisons

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder and some prominent human rights groups are taking the federal government to court over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canadian prisons. They say Correctional Services Canada (CSC) is failing to »