SUV barrels through Native American parade; 15 injured

GALLUP, N.M. — A New Mexico man who was driving drunk without a valid license barreled through a parade that celebrates Native American culture in…

LGBTQ Canadians struggled with mental health during pandemic: surveys

A series of surveys from the Mental Health Commission of Canada suggest members of the LGBTQ community struggled more during the COVID-19 pandemic than their…

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs removes Arlen Dumas as grand chief over sexual harassment

WINNIPEG — An Indigenous leader in Manitoba was removed from his job Friday after being accused of sexual harassment. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs voted…

Why International Youth Day?

Did you know half of the people on our planet are 30 years old or younger? This is expected to reach 57 per cent by…

Saskatoon woman who had been reported missing faces charges in U.S., Canada

SASKATOON — A woman who was reported missing with her seven-year-old son is facing criminal charges in Canada and the United States. Saskatoon police said…

Living lab will see First Nations and farmers collaborate

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the creation of nine new living labs across Canada on July 14, including the first Indigenous-led…

After Pope called residential schools ‘genocide,’ House of Commons should too: NDP MP

OTTAWA — A New Democrat member of Parliament said Tuesday she hopes all of her colleagues will recognize the residential schools system as genocide, now…

Pope travels to Canada to apologize for Roman Catholic involvement in Indian Residential School System

MASKWACIS — Tears streamed down the faces of Indigenous elders and survivors of residential schools as Pope Francis stood before them and begged forgiveness for…

First Nations in northern Ontario facing COVID surge amid health care worker shortage

A public health official says First Nations in northern Ontario are in a “very dire situation” as they deal with a surge in COVID-19 cases…

Nova Scotia proclaims Mi’kmaq as the province’s first language

Legislation to recognize Mi’kmaq as Nova Scotia’s first language has been proclaimed by the province and affirmed by Mi’kmaw chiefs. Mi’kmaq was officially enshrined as…

Canada lacks clear funding, overall plan to commemorate treaties: document

OTTAWA — Many First Nations are preparing to mark significant anniversaries of their treaty relationships with the Crown in coming years, but a government briefing…

Ottawa says it will support First Nations fight against Quebec’s new language law

MONTREAL — The federal minister of Indigenous services said Thursday she supports the will of Indigenous communities to be exempt from Quebec’s new language law,…

Pat John, Indigenous actor on long running TV show ‘The Beachcombers,’ dies at 69

Pat John, an actor on the long-running Canadian television show “The Beachcombers,” has died at the age of 69. John, a member of the sishalt…

Federal government to provide more than $35 million for supports during papal visit

OTTAWA — The federal government says it will provide more than $35 million during the papal visit to Canada to support Indigenous communities, organizations and…

‘Heartbeat of Mother Earth’: Calgary Stampede hosts first powwow at Saddledome

CALGARY — Men sit around large drums along the edges of the arena. Each group takes a turn drumming and singing. The drum, described as…