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Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Society

Southern Manitoba still reeling following fierce snowstorm

Hundreds of people, many of them from First Nations communities, continue to grapple with the after-effects of the severe snowstorm that blanketed southern Manitoba last Friday, leaving thousands without electricity. Officials say it will take days to restore power in» 

Indigenous, Politics

Premier François Legault apologizes for Quebec’s treatment of Indigenous people

Quebec Premier François Legault apologized to the province’s Indigenous and Inuit inhabitants Wednesday, saying successive provincial governments have failed to address the discrimination and prejudice experienced by them over the decades. “I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit people the» 


Names of Indigenous children who died in residential schools released

A sombre ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday revealed for the first time the names of 2,800 Indigenous children who died in Canada’s infamous Indian residential schools. Participants of the emotional ceremony organized by» 

Indigenous, Politics

Quebec commission calls for apology over abuse of Indigenous people

The head of a public inquiry into the treatment of Quebec’s Indigenous people is calling on the provincial government to apologize to the First Nations and Inuit for the harm and “systemic discrimination” they have endured as a result of» 


Indigenous vote could have significant weight

Public opinion polls suggest Canadians may elect a minority government on October 21, 2019 and that could leave the Indigenous vote with “significant” influence in the new government.  This is the opinion of Rebecca Major, an assistant professor of political» 


Canada’s Inuit to get unified orthography

Inuit in Canada are getting a unified orthography for the first time since Inuktut writing systems were introduced by Christian missionaries in the 18th century, says the national Inuit organization. There are currently nine different Inuktut writing systems used across» 

Indigenous, Society

Eagle feathers assume a new place in Manitoba courts

Indigenous elders, pipe carriers, warriors as well as provincial judges and officials blessed forty-five eagle feathers as the sun was rising over Winnipeg on Thursday They were participating in a smudging ceremony marking the gift of the feathers to the» 

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First Nations clean water teen activist will address UN on Saturday

The two have never met. One is from Stockholm, the other from a First Nation in Ontario. Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier. Spiritual sisters-in-arms, both share a stunning beauty and determination to save their future and the planet. On Friday,» 

Indigenous, Politics

National Inuit organization outlines priorities for 2019 election

Social infrastructure to deal with the mental health crisis affecting Inuit communities, housing, renewable energy and climate action, a partnership with the Crown and sustainable economic development of Canada’s Arctic regions are among the priorities for federal parties unveiled Friday» 


Talking about Indigenous people: news and reports from RCI

Read Radio Canada International recent reports on issues related to Indigenous communities, culture and rights. Assembly of First Nations outlines 2019 federal election priorities By Levon Sevunts | September 9, 2019 Tribunal rules woman may return to First Nation that»