First Nations

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Polina Teif

Understanding the history of First Nations governance provides crucial context to the current conflict between TransCanada and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation over pipeline plans in northern BC Read more



Distant Thunder

Last June, the Ontario government pledged $85 million to clean up the mess caused by what then Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray described as “gross neglect,” but the money has yet to materialize Read more



Christian Peña

Chevron is fighting an Ecuadorian court order to pay billions in damages with an army of 20 lawyers that took up most of the front rows in the Osgoode Hall courtroom where two days of hearings began on Tuesday April 17 Read more


Toronto’s monuments to war celebrate the atrocious and curious in Canada’s military history Read more


Russell Diabo on why his close friend and mentor Arthur Manuel believed return of the land is the most important issue facing Indigenous peoples in Canada Read more


In this excerpt from his recently-released book, the late Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel writes about how the BNA Act that created Canada set the young country on the path to a “race-based democracy” Read more

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Ellen Gabriel

Village at the centre of tense 78-day standoff between Mohawks and Canadian military in 1990 is once more the focus of simmering land dispute, this time over a massive housing development Read more



Peter Biesterfeld

Activists say that delays in funding promised by federal and provincial governments to deal with inadequate mental health services in remote First Nations communities is resulting in youth going without care Read more

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R. Jeanette Martin

It’s not just a few bad apples, Canada has a major problem with racism, abuse and sexualized violence when it comes to policing Indigenous communities Read more



Peter Biesterfeld

"When it comes to what happened in the residential schools, the 60s scoop, the colonization of our territories, it’s the responsibility of Canadian citizens to understand and not cover it up,” says Davyn Calfchild. Read more


How a trip with Indigenous leaders to Yad Vashem, Israel's museum of the Holocaust, was the beginning of my lesson on Canada's own crime against humanity Read more

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NishDish to open in former Tacos El Asador space Read more

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How can I in good conscience participate in a celebration in the face of the continued denial of their treaty claims and basic human rights? Read more

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Kathryn Gaitens

I’m reluctant to pass judgment on questions that have been asked recently about whether he’s overstated his Native heritage since my own blue eyes have made me somewhat suspect Read more

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The pop-up school at the Bata Shoe Museum promotes First Nations culture and craft Read more



Natalia Manzocco

Popular pow wow snack is the signature dish at Ojibway chef Shawn Adler’s Pow Wow Cafe Read more



Mychalo Prystupa

Groups had high hopes for Liberal change after the Harper decade, but instead say there wasn't proper consultation on the Liquefied Natural Gas megaproject Read more

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Engage with local Indigenous perspectives and learn how to be a better ally Read more


Program at U of T gives Indigenous students a sense of belonging on campus Read more


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Blue Earth Photography Courtesy of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Like child soldiers, Aboriginal children removed from their families during the Sixties Scoop were the pawns in a political chess game of cultural obliteration in Canada – except in our case they were given bibles, not guns Read more

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