First Nations share priorities on housing, health supports with Ontario party leaders

Housing, mental health and addictions and community-based services were among the priorities First Nations chiefs shared with leaders of Ontario’s Liberal, New Democrat and Green…

Indigenous women more likely to face violence if they were a child in care: report

Front-line workers are calling for more support for Indigenous families after a Statistics Canada analysis found First Nations, Inuit and Metis women are more likely…

Indigenous leaders say safe drinking water settlement with federal gov’t is unfair

OTTAWA — The federal government has set aside about $1.5 billion to compensate Indigenous people who have been without clean drinking water, the result of…

Manitoba launches new guidelines to incorporate Indigenous knowledge in classrooms

WINNIPEG — Educators in Manitoba looking for ways to bring in Indigenous languages, cultures and identities into their teaching practices have a new guide. The…

Inuit organization develops shared plan with Mounties to improve relationship

The national organization representing Inuit has developed a plan with Mounties to help improve their relationship. Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said his…

B.C. provides First Nations with $74 million grant to make up for lost gaming revenue

VANCOUVER — British Columbia First Nations that have been affected by the pandemic and last year’s wildfires and flooding will receive $74 million in grant…

Government data suggests First Nations hit more often with CERB repayment letters

OTTAWA — Canada’s environment commissioner says the country’s carbon pricing system is disproportionately hard on Indigenous communities and small businesses and not hard enough on…

Native American artist, chief, Oklahoma lawmaker Haney dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enoch Kelly Haney, a Native American artist, Seminole Nation chief and Oklahoma state lawmaker, has died at age 81. Haney’s death…

First Nation ‘shocked’ by B.C.’s decision not to amend case based on new policy

VANCOUVER — The lawyer for a B.C. First Nation challenging the province in a land rights trial says the government’s decision not to adjust the…

Hudson’s Bay Co. calls donation of Winnipeg building an act of reconciliation

WINNIPEG — North America’s oldest company with fur-trading roots is transferring what was one of its flagship stores to a First Nations group in what…

Manitoba government hasn’t fulfilled reconciliation commitments: auditor

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s auditor general says the province has failed to develop a plan to advance reconciliation efforts despite committing to do so in legislation…

Government data suggests First Nations hit more often with CERB repayment letters

Vivian Ketchum applied for emergency aid during the first wave of the pandemic when she was forced to isolate after being a close contact of…

Tory MP calls study of link between resource development, violence ‘disgraceful’

OTTAWA — A private email shows a Conservative MP from Alberta calling an NDP-initiated study into the relationship between resource development and increased violence against…

Mary Simon reflects on loss of Indigenous languages at event launching UN decade

OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says she wants to see the language of Inuktitut not just survive, but grow. The Inuk leader, who became…

Chief of B.C. First Nation will look over police watchdog’s report on fatal shooting

SURREY, B.C. — An Indigenous civilian monitor has been appointed to look over a report by British Columbia’s police watchdog following the RCMP shooting death…