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Health, Indigenous, Politics

Ottawa pledges $305M for Indigenous communities to tackle coronavirus crisis

The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Canada’s Indigenous Peoples battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money can be used for a wide variety of measures such as supporting vulnerable community »

Indigenous, International, Society

COVID-19 poses ‘critical threat to Indigenous Peoples,’ says UN rights chief

The COVID-19 pandemic that has infected nearly 20 million people worldwide and has claimed over 730,000 lives, poses a critical threat to Indigenous Peoples, says the United Nations top human rights official. In a statement released on Sunday, on the »

Indigenous

June 21 is  National Indigenous Peoples Day

This date, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, is perhaps the culmination of Canada ‘s National indigenous History Month. The month, and this special day are to inspire Canadians to learn about the »

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 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Police move against main rail blockade at Mohawk reserve

Last week Canada’s Prime Minister said the rail blockades which have been paralysing rail service and seriously compromising the entire economy, must end and the law must be obeyed. The rail blockades have been set up in sympathy with a »

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

Blockades continue along with continued calls for dialogue

Rail blockades by indigenous groups and demonstrations in cities across Canada, continue today well into the second week. Both indigenous and non-indigenous protesters have blocked bridges and roadways and rail lines across the country in support of a small group »

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

Pipeline project cost estimates soar

A new potential problem has arisen for the long-controversial Trans-Mountain pipeline project.  That problem is an estimated 70 per cent increase in the cost. The some 1,000 kilometre pipeline project will twin a nearly seven decades old existing line from »

Indigenous

Federal government appeals tribunal order to compensate First Nations children

Lawyers for the federal are in court today to appeal a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that found that Ottawa “wilfully and recklessly” discriminated against Indigenous children and their families and ordered the government to pay billions of »

International, Society

Verdict in shooting of German tourist in Alberta

Indigenous youth found guilty Horst Stewin and his family were enjoying a vacation in Alberta in August 2018. Stewin was celebrating his 60th birthday in the western province as he loved horses and the “western” lifestyle. After visiting a nearby »

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 »