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Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s Métis get apology they’ve long sought for veterans’ treatment

In a packed Canadian Legion hall in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada’s minister of Veterans Affairs delivered the apology Canadian Métis have been waiting for for what seems to too many of them as forever. “We apologize,” Lawrence MacAuley told the gathering,» 

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Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement

The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision Monday,» 

Indigenous, Politics

Canada commemorates hanged Métis hero’s legacy

Canada is marking the 132nd anniversary of the execution of Louis Riel, a visionary Métis leader and a rebel, whose fight to protect the rights of the Métis nation led to the creation of the Province of Manitoba, but also» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Landmark legal decision for Canada’s Metis, but…

The Metis in Canada are generally considered to be a group descended from a mix of aboriginal prarie First Nation peoples and the Scottish, French, and other Caucasian fur traders of centuries past. In 1867 when Canada was formed and» 

Economy, Indigenous, Society

Supreme Court case on Metis, non-status Indian rights

Could cost billions of dollars The Supreme Court of Canada will be hearing a major case when it begins it’s fall session in October. The suit began in 1999 on behalf of some 300-500 thousand Metis and non-status “Indians” in» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

Mixed-race heritage complicates stem cell search

A 19-year-old woman with cancer is having trouble finding a stem cell donor because of her mixed aboriginal and Irish roots. Rosalie Lirette Gilbert was diagnosed on June 29 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.» 

Indigenous, Society

History: March 19, 1885 Rebellion in Canada! Again

Many think Canada as a peaceful nation, but on this date, yet another bloody rebellion was begun. Following rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837-38 before Confederation, and then the Red River Rebellion in 1869 immediately following Confederation, the» 

Politics, Society

Rebel Métis leader accused of treason, celebrated with holiday in province of Manitoba

The Canadian prairie province of Manitoba is celebrating the memory of controversial Métis rebel leader Louis Riel on Monday (February 16). The annual Louis Riel Day is held the third Monday in February, and was first celebrated in 2008. Born» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Sudden discovery of Métis rebel great-great-grandfather, behind Matt Dorgan music video

Growing up in his family Matt Dorgan was told not to think of himself as Métis, and emphasize his Scottish, Europpean heritage. Not until he started reseaching his genealogical roots did he discover a number of Métis family members on» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Politics

UN Special Rapporteur: Crisis among Indigenous peoples of Canada

“Canada faces a continuing crisis when it comes to the situation of indigenous peoples of the country,” according to the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya in a report released Monday (May 12), “The well-being»