Mulcair’s promises to First Nations creates interest

EDMONTON ‑ While the Liberals and Conservatives are vague with their promises to First Nations as the Oct. 19th election draws near, the NDP have…

Massive inquest into student deaths opens in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY An inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students living in boarding houses in Thunder Bay is under way in a Thunder…

AFN Chiefs makes statement on Orange Shirt Day; encourages “Aboriginal” voters to vote for change

OTTAWA – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is challenging First Nations, every Canadian, and federal party leaders to demonstrate through concrete…

Northern Gateway project decision appealed

By Jim Windle with files from NationTalk VANCOUVER ‑ The troubled Enbridge Northern Gateway project is being challenged at every level from both First Nations…

3rd Annual Orange Shirt Day Commemorates Residential School Survivors

People all across Canada will be wearing Orange Shirts this Wednesday, in commemoration of the former students subjected to Canada’s residential school system. The event…

Buffy St. Marie Album wins Canadian Polaris Music Prize

  74 year-old Folk singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie shows no signs of slowing down as her new album “Power in the Blood” took home the prestigious…

Onkwehonwe Week in Review – Week of September 9, 2015

By Danielle Boissoneau Canada’s Chemical Valley Toxic Tour Over the Labour Day weekend this year, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines (ASAP) kicked off the annual…

Ashley Callingbull becomes Mrs. Universe

Ashley Callingbull of Alberta’s Enoch Cree Nation is taking the world by storm. She was crowned Mrs. Universe on Saturday August 29th during a competition…

Land Defenders on high alert at Unist’ot’en

Last week, rumours were addressed by the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) that warned of a large-scale RCMP action against the Unist’ot’en camp. On…

Gustafsen Lake Inside Out — How the RCMP Really Works Part #1

By Doug Whitlow – reprinted with the permission of “The Other Press”, Douglas College. BC. BRITISH COLUMBIA — The summer of 1995 will be remembered…

AFN Urges Governments to Work with Manitoba First Nations to Address Flood Impacts

OTTAWA — AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde stated he stands in solidarity with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and urges federal and provincial governments to work…

Nike offering sports grants to native youth

WASHINGTON,DC — As a part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative, Nike, Inc. and the N7 Fund has partnered with the Center for Native American…

AFN says Leaders debate shows First Nations matter

OTTAWA – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that tonight’s debate amongst the leaders of the federal political parties was an opportunity for…

Ex-G20 top cop to be challenged in Scarborough riding

TORONTO — The memory of the street riots that the G20 summit turned into in downtown Toronto in June of 2010 is not going to…

Akwesasne Family Prompts for Traditional Name Recognition

AKWESASNE — Following the traditional practice of naming using the Mohawk language for herself and her children, Sheree Bonaparte of the Akwesasne community is prompting…