Federal documents point to funding problem in aboriginal student fund

OTTAWA — Federal officials believe the largest federal program aimed at helping aboriginal students pay for post-secondary education faces numerous issues, including a financing cap…

Saskatchewan First Nation says oil from Husky spill affecting sturgeon spawning

MELFORT, Sask. — A First Nation in northern Saskatchewan says oil from the Husky Energy pipeline leak has shown up in the spawning grounds of…

Downie calls out to Trudeau during Tragically Hip’s final show of tour

KINGSTON, Ont. _ The Tragically Hip mixed fan favourites, newer songs and some politics on Saturday night during the final show of their “Man Machine…

Judge grants bail to Saskatchewan farmer charged with murder of First Nations man

BATTLEFORD, Sask. –  A judge has granted bail to a Saskatchewan farmer charged with the shooting death of an aboriginal man on his property. The…

Bail decision reserved for suspect in fatal shooting of First Nations man

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A judge has reserved decision on whether a Saskatchewan farmer accused of fatally shooting a First Nations man should be granted…

First Nations man fatally shot in Saskatchewan was looking for help with flat tire: cousin

BIGGAR, Sask. – Racial tensions are flaring in Saskatchewan after the fatal shooting of a First Nations man who relatives say was just looking for…

Amnesty International calls for halt to Site C, dam threatens indigenous rights

VICTORIA , BC — Amnesty International is calling for a stop work order on British Columbia’s $8.8 billion Site C hydroelectric dam, saying the mega…

Ontario premiere touring Northern Ontario; expected to announce health, infrastructure funding

TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne will be taking her chequebook as she embarks on a northern tour amid growing political unrest in the region, including…

Global human rights groups watching to see how Canada will handle MMIW inquiry

OTTAWA – The number of missing or murdered indigenous women in Canada has not escaped the attention of members of the international human rights community,…

Indigenous minister gives B.C. First Nations faith in missing women inquiry

VANCOUVER – It wasn’t until Canada’s first aboriginal justice minister took the stage to outline a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women that…

Policing under scrutiny at inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women

OTTAWA — Police are getting ready for a grilling at the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, even if they are not explicitly…

Five things about the inquiry set to study missing and murdered indigenous women

  OTTAWA — The federal government is expected to announce Wednesday the terms of an inquiry examining the cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.…

Five commissioners to probe missing, murdered indigenous women in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced the terms of a long-awaited inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, unveiling that it will need at…

First Nation leaders worried about Saskatchewan Husky Energy oil pipeline spill

PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – First Nation leaders are worried about how the Husky Energy oil pipeline spill will affect their people and wildlife in and…

Clean energy project opposition from the Bay of Fundy to Powell River, B.C.

OTTAWA – It’s not just fossil fuel energy infrastructure that attracts public protests. Clean energy projects also regularly face local opposition. Here are six non-emitting…