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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 »

Indigenous, Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exonerates Chief Poundmaker, apologizes for conviction

It took the federal government 134 years but on Thursday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally exonerated a Saskatchewan chief of treason and apologized for the conviction of the Indigenous leader who “made his indelible mark” on Canada’s history. The exoneration »

Indigenous, Society

Montreal refashions city emblems to honour Indigenous peoples

As Montreal celebrates the 375th anniversary of its founding, municipal authorities have presented changes to the city’s flag and its coat of arms to finally acknowledge and honour the contribution of Indigenous peoples whose presence on the island predates by »

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Society

Learning about Canada’s Indigenous communities a key part of immigrant integration: expert

New Canadians need to learn more about Canada’s Indigenous people, their history, their contributions and the issues facing their communities, says Leonzo Barreno, the Global Chair in Journalism and Aboriginal Affairs at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan since 2003. »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Murray Sinclair honoured with Canada World Peace award

Murray Sinclair was in Montreal last week to receive the Canada World Peace award from the Canadian branch of the World Federalist Movement. It’s a non-profit organization that promotes the development of democratic institutions and international law. “It’s always nice to be recognized »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Canada must invest more in its Indigenous people: OECD report

The new Liberal government ought to continue sharing more of the fruits of Canada’s growth with the country’s Indigenous population, says a new report presented today at the opening of the 22nd International Economic Forum of the Americas Conference of »