Highlights / Indigenous


Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum

Victoria Tarqiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tarqiapik was 15 when her best friend died by suicide, and 16 when another friend took her own life just» 

Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada inaugurates new Arctic science research station

It’s been more than a decade in the making but the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus in Cambridge Bay in Nunavut finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday. Federal politicians, territorial leaders and residents of the tiny» 

Economy, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

“Notice to proceed” is given on Trans Mountain pipline

All systems appear to be on go for a long-controversial oil pipeline project that will carry up to a million barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Pacific shores of British Columbia. The federally-owned Trans Mountain Corp. said» 

Environment, Indigenous

New Indigenous protected area created in the Northwest Territories

A remote Indigenous community in Canada’s Northwest Territories is celebrating today the creation of a new Indigenous protected area that will safeguard an area of pristine wilderness larger than all of Israel or Belize from any industrial development or mining.» 


Legacy of Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook explored in Canadian exhibition

Inuk artist Itee Pootoogook (1951 – 2014) was well-known for his drawings of solitary figures or architecture placed amongst vast Arctic landscapes, and a Canadian exhibit is underway this summer exploring his career and the evolution of his work. The» 


Explore Inuit culture through Eye on the Arctic’s video archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

B.C. First Nation reports water problems as Ottawa wonders

Problems with their water have long plagued people living in First Nations communities across Canada. A CBC News investigation in 2015 found that 400 out of 618 First Nations in the country had some kind of water problem between 2004» 


Federal government apologizes to Baffin Inuit for sled dog killings, forced relocations

The apology comes with $20 million to fund cultural activities and healing programs Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett gave a wide-ranging apology to Inuit of Baffin Island in Iqaluit on Wednesday. “We failed to provide you with proper housing,» 


White corn or the taste of Mohawk hospitality

(First published on August 13 2018)−Chief Christine Zachary-Deom is a member of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and also an excellent chef in her home. Every Sunday she cooks a traditional Mohawk meal for family and friends. Hominy − dried» 


Talking about Indigenous people: news and reports from RCI

Read Radio Canada International recent reports on issues related to Indigenous communities, culture and rights. Canada launches Indigenous-led nature conservation partnership By Levon Sevunts | July 25, 2019 Reggae music brings together Indigenous and Arab culture By Mathiew Leiser |»