Indigenous rights

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Alex Tétreault Alex Tétreault - PMO/CPM

But Trudeau’s minority faces the dual challenge of trying to hold on to power and, at the same time, taking the necessary action to address climate change and the crises affecting Indigenous communities Read more


It is a widely-held belief in Algonquin communities that the mortar used to bind the bricks of the Parliament buildings contains sand taken from one of four confirmed Indigenous burial sites in the National Capital Region Read more

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Pam Palmater

Lisa Macintosh

The Mi'kmaq lawyer and Ryerson professor is helping Canadians self-educate on Indigenous issues with a video series Read more


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R. Jeanette Martin

Healing lodge planned for Scarborough aims to help Indigenous women on their journey out of the correctional system, but some locals only fear crime Read more


Canada’s denial of race-based genocide has allowed systemic violence against Indigenous women and girls in particular to continue in plain sight. The only question now should be what is Canada going to do about it? Read more

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Recent editorials denouncing the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have damaged national reconciliation efforts, writes the CBC broadcaster Read more

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Stan Williams

In his ongoing series This Is Indian Land, the Mohawk/Anishinaabe photographer captures the broad range of ways Indigenous people are reclaiming culture Read more

Art & Design

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National Film Board of Canada

In nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard looks at the aftermath of the Colten Boushie verdict and the fight for justice reform Read more

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Festival's powerful opening film provides an intimate look at Colten Boushie and his family's fight for justice Read more


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Mining Injustice Solidarity Network

It may not be the wild west of years past, but as the SNC-Lavalin affair continues to suggest the relationship between government and entities it should be regulating remains uncomfortably collegial Read more


Over 160 musicians, journalists and record labels have signed the statement in support of the Unist'ot'en camp opposing a pipeline project in northern B.C. Read more


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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


For many Canadians, the idea of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples died last week when the RCMP sent heavily-armed police to break up the Unist'ot'en protest camp that has been blocking pipeline plans for a decade in northern BC Read more


The ways in which racism, anti-Blackness and white supremacy interrupted our lives over the last 12 months has me very nervous for 2019 Read more


Indigenous artists say the province's move has put the Ontario Arts Council-administered fund in jeopardy Read more

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David Smiley

Toronto islanders and Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation build a new model for land sharing, trust and friendship Read more


As Canada implements a National Housing Strategy, post-secondary schools are creating more room for Indigenous design thinking Read more


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Peter Biesterfeld

For 50 days this summer, Queen’s Park was ground zero for protest over the continued denial of services to Indigenous children and youth in Canada’s health and child welfare systems Read more


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Samuel Engelking

Indigenous artisans push purchasing policies for shopkeepers and museums to protect authentic Indigenous crafts Read more



Photos by Lisa Campbell

Huge cannabis retail chains like Canada’s National Access Cannabis and Native Roots Dispensary from Colorado have partnered with First Nations in Manitoba and Ontario, yet Métis groups were not granted licensing in their own territory Read more