Indigenous shelter users leave sooner, return more often, federal study finds

OTTAWA — Indigenous people are spending fewer nights in homeless shelters than non-Indigenous users, a finding from federal researchers who warn in internal documents that the...
fire investigation

Suspicious house fire on Batchewana First Nations

(BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON) - On September 22, 2019, at approximately 7:00 p.m., members from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Batchewana...

Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

OTTAWA — Racist letters about Indigenous Peoples have finally been removed from Sen. Lynn Beyak's website — but only because Senate officials erased them after Beyak...

Ontario First Nation evacuates community over water safety, asks feds for help

A northwestern Ontario First Nation says it's been forced to evacuate because of poor water quality, and it's asking the federal government for help. Neskantaga First...

Ontario Takes Action to Improve Access to Education for First Nation Students

Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) Increases Parental Choice and Cuts Red Tape NIPISSING FIRST NATION, NORTH BAY — Today, Ontario announced a historic step forward for...

Indigenous, two-spirit couple from Alberta wins The Amazing Race Canada

TORONTO — Anthony Johnson and James Mokakis hoped being the first Indigenous, two-spirit couple to compete on The Amazing Race Canada would give them a...
Assemble of First Nations

AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of fall vote

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is outlining its election priorities for Canada's First Nations, with less than a week before the federal campaign...

Alanis Obomsawin doc looks at battle over medical care for Indigenous children

TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin has spent much of her career documenting injustices facing Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the wrongs she outlines often overwhelm,...

First Nations given maximum compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has awarded more than $2 billion in compensation to First Nations children and their families who were...
Sandy Lake First Nation

Human rights tribunal orders First Nation to allow banished woman to return

A human rights tribunal has sided with a woman who was banished from the northwestern Ontario reserve where she'd lived for a decade, saying she was...