Trudeau slights two national indigenous organizations from ministers meeting

Several leaders, indigenous and Canadian spoke out today after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left two indigenous organizations out of the First Ministers Meeting on Climate…

AFN Chief calls for First Nations plan to address climate change

VANCOUVER – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and other First Nations leaders and representatives met today with First Ministers in Vancouver, BC and urged the federal…

National Poll reveals 80% of Canada supports MMIW inquiry

angusreid.org – As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to meet with indigenous leaders in Vancouver this week, a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute finds…

Former First Nation chief warned not to visit Iran

A Canadian aboriginal leader says Western media’s undeserved “dehumanization and demonization” of Iranians has such affected people’s attitude towards Iran that we were cautioned against…

Indigenous Youth from across Ontario gather at Polytech

This weekend the Six Nations community hosted the Chiefs of Ontario’s Indigenous Youth Engagement Forum, a leadership conference for Ongwehon:we youth.

Artifacts of Residential Schools to be used in national memorial

A national monument commemorating the dark legacy of the Indian Residential School System and its devastating effects on indigenous identity is in the works.

Idle No More: the indigenous news event of 2013

From an Onkwehon:we perspective, there are few more important stories in 2013 than the rise to prominence of the Idle No More movement.

Morning Coffee Thought: Settler Ally vs. Settler Brother/Sister

I’ve been struggling over this term “ally” for a long time now. Many “light skinned” people have approached me, wondering how to improve relations with…

Database tracks missing & murdered women

From 2005-2010, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) were funded by the federal government to compile research for a database on missing and murdered…