Forest fire near northern Ontario First Nation reduced in size, officials say

Officials say a forest fire that prompted the full evacuation of a northern Ontario First Nation has reduced in size. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says as...

‘Thunder Bay’ podcast about deaths of Indigenous youth to be adapted for TV

TORONTO — A true-crime podcast probing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to be adapted for the small screen. Northwood Entertainment and...

Lack of host communities hampering Pikangikum evacuation: chief

PIKANGIKUM, Ont. — The chief of an Ontario First Nation threatened by a forest fire says a plan to evacuate residents via buses and...

A by-the-numbers look at Indigenous child poverty

OTTAWA — A study released Tuesday by the Upstream Institute, and written by researchers at the Assembly of First Nations and the Canadian Centre for...
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Forest fire prompts full evacuation of Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario

PIKANGIKUM, Ont. — The Ontario government says a full evacuation of the northern First Nation of Pikangikum has begun as a forest fire burns nearby. A...

Report on murdered and missing Indigenous women can’t be left to sit on a...

If it weren’t for the hard work of the families and advocates of thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or...

Tory senators deny stalling private members’ bills on Indigenous rights

OTTAWA — Conservative senators are being blamed for running out the parliamentary clock on a number of bills, including several aimed at advancing the rights of...

NDP pushes government to honour promises to Grassy Narrows

This week, New Democrats renewed their call on Trudeau’s Liberal government to fulfill their promise to the community of Grassy Narrows and rectify decades...

Feds have failed to explain ‘inaction’ in Grassy Narrows: UN rapporteur

OTTAWA — A United Nations human-rights expert says the case of a northern Ontario First Nation plagued by mercury contamination is "emblematic" of an...

World has ‘positive lesson to learn’ after MMIWG inquiry: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the world has a lesson to learn from Canada in the release of findings from a federally funded...