Representatives from the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose hockey teams unveiled special jerseys bearing Indigenous-styled logos on Friday that the players will wear next week.  The jerseys are part of the second annual Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) Night hosted by the Jets and the Follow Your Dreams Day hosted by theRead More →

Doris Peltier has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for the wellbeing of Indigenous women living with HIV/AIDS. The 63-year-old Anishinaabe mother, grandmother and great-grandmother started working in the field in 2010 after she was diagnosed with HIV. “At the time of my diagnosis and shortly afterwards, I found out that wasRead More →

A coroner’s investigation raised questions about the Thunder Bay hospital’s discharge practices for vulnerable patients almost 10 years before a 19-year-old First Nations man was found dead hours after he was discharged, CBC News has learned.  According to an Ontario coroner’s report into a 2009 Thunder Bay death, Thunder Bay Regional Health SciencesRead More →

Community members and legal experts are concerned about provisions in a signed benefit agreement between a B.C. First Nation and a pipeline company that asks leadership to dissuade their community members from speaking out against the project. The specific provision appears in a leaked benefits agreement between Nak’azdli Whut’en, a First Nation located roughlyRead More →

While Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan wasn’t surprised to hear that the federal government was moving ahead with plans to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline that runs beneath one of his band’s reserves, he said the approval is still “frustrating” because Ottawa has yet to deal with outstanding issues in his community related to theRead More →

A former federal Aboriginal affairs minister under the Stephen Harper government is doubling down on his social media claim that the finding of “genocide” by the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and girls was “propagandist.” Bernard Valcourt, who was Aboriginal affairs minister from 2013 until the defeatRead More →

Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims with Ottawa will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken on debt to negotiate comprehensive claims and treaties. GroupsRead More →

The Liberal Party says it has contacted “appropriate authorities” in its review of an alleged assault against a First Nations woman during a climate change rally attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 4 in Toronto. Trudeau’s speech at the rally at Danforth Music Hall was interrupted several timesRead More →