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Health

Potential breakthrough looms in First Nations child welfare dispute

There appears to be a major breakthrough in a long-running dispute between Ottawa and Canada’s Indigenious peoples. The federal government on Thursday consented to the certification of two class action lawsuits over funding for First Nations child welfare services and »

Health, Politics, Society

Ottawa announces added funding to help Indigenous Canadians deal with COVID

Ottawa has announced $82.5 million in new funding for Indigenious communities to help address increased mental health needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, who made the announcement Tuesday, said the funding is aimed at »

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, Politics

Federal minister is ‘revolted’ by police treatment of Indigenous people

It appears the issue about how–and why–Canadian police treat First Nations people will not be going away anytime soon. Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had a very public debate on the matter. On Tuesday, »

Health, Indigenous

First Nations warned not to ease up efforts to combat COVID spread

From the beginning of Canada’s COVID-19 crisis, the great majority of Indigenous communities have–so far at least–managed to keep the virus at bay–the result, mostly, of stringent measures they took to keep their distance. The measures consisted of various levels »

Health, Indigenous

Indigenous leaders say coronavirus crisis help is coming up short

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in March that the federal government would provide $305 million in funding to help Canada’s Indigenous community deal with the COVID-19 crisis, details about how the money would be allocated were few. What was »

Economy, Health, Indigenous

Ottawa announces plans to aid struggling Indigenous businesses

The federal government–taking steps to help some 6,000 Indigenous-owned businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic–has announced $306 million in funding for short-term, interest-free loans and non-repayable contributions for First Nations, Inuit and Métis businesses. The money, which will secure »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Indigenous leaders want more help from Ottawa to fight COVID-19

First Nations and Metis leaders say they need more help from the federal government to combat COVID-19 in their communities. The leaders are asking for more money, more assistance with security and more help in acquiring protective equipment. Ottawa announced »

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

Northern MP expresses doubts about plan to help in Indigenous COVID-19 fight

The federal government and an opposition MP from the north are clashing over a plan to use isolation tents and temporary shelters to deal with a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. The specialized tents measure about six by »

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Indigenous leaders try to move forward on suicides

Some political momentum may be building for more concerted action to stop First Nations youth and teens from taking their own lives. On Tuesday, New Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller told a gathering of the Assembly of First Nations that »