While the Liberals have repeatedly said that addressing the relationship with Indigenous Peoples in Canada is a top priority, that commitment has been openly questioned by some Indigenous leaders, especially since the ejections of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus.
The Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee has released its strategy for addressing a chronic shortage of housing for Inuit, saying that consistent funding and creating local capacity to build homes are keys in finding a sustainable solution.
The strategy, released Wednesday, is light on specifics but calls for several solutions, including finding a way to direct federal housing money to Inuit organizations in Nunavut, rather than entirely through the territorial government.
It has been years since the federal government compensated status veterans for being shut out of postwar benefits programs to which they were entitled.
This week’s federal budget set aside $30 million to “commemorate” forgotten Métis soldiers.
The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken on debt to negotiate comprehensive claims and treaties.
Groups that have already repaid the government for such loans will get their money back, Ottawa says.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is denouncing the federal government’s 2019 budget, saying it “fails Indigenous women.”
OTTAWA — The Senate’s ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber’s conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous people on her website.
Pierre Legault says Beyak’s conduct did not uphold the highest standards of dignity required of a senator.
Nor did she perform her duties with dignity, honour and integrity or refrain from acting in a way that could reflect negatively on the Senate, as stipulated in the code.
Some First Nation and Metis Leaders have stated that despite the recent SNC-Lavalin scandal, they will still continue to support the Trudeau government in their reconciliation efforts.
A video of the event depicts an older man aggressively shoving Vanessa Gray, a member of Aamjiwnaang First Nation before she was removed from the event by security guards, while the suspected aggressor was allowed to remain.
A $3.05 billion class action lawsuit has been filed against the federal government for discriminating against First Nations children by “systematically” underfunding on-reserve child welfare services.
‘I have thought a lot about the level of damage having a highly transient, mostly white population does to Nunavut,’ writes Sandra Inutiq.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s early election campaign promised to combat one of the most pressing issues facing the nation in modern times, i.e. the persecution of Canada’s Indigenous People’s. However, the unfortunate circumstance is that Trudeau’s promises have been unfounded.
Today, many say the term is outdated (after massive shifts in the composition of Canada’s population), generalizing and may hurt some of the very people it was supposed to help by masking diverging outcomes.
While the Assembly of First Nations and Metis National Council are calling the bill a landmark piece of legislation, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami is calling the bill a symbolic gesture from a “colonial system.”
Kitigan Zibi’s Joel Odjick says registry infringes on Indigenous rights.
Nick Sandmann, the student who stood close to Nathan Phillips, later stated that he didn’t mean to cause a confrontation. It’s hard to believe that when you see the condescending smirk of white privilege. As an Indigenous person, I have seen it and I know what it stands for.