This was the week a group of educators and experts from across the province were supposed to meet to write the next part of the Ontario school curriculum, focusing on the history and culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. But last Friday, the Ontario government abruptly cancelled the writing session.
The camp filed a statement of claim in Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench July 16, which says the protestor’s constitutional rights were violated when the arrests took place and the teepee was removed.
Statistics Canada released data this week that shows Indigenous youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to youth correctional services in Canada in 2016-17, while accounting for eight per cent of the youth population.
Sandra Muse Isaacs says she’s quitting her job as an Indigenous literature professor over the lack of progress on the recommendations outlined in a report by a task force on Aboriginal students struck in the wake of a student’s murder.
The camp had previously been setup for 111 days, in response to the acquittals of Gerald Stanley and Raymond Cormier in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine.
Davin School was named after Nicholas Davin, an MP who submitted a report to the federal government in 1879 called the “Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half-Breeds.”
If apologies must flow if reconciliation is to be achieved in Canada, native groups should also issue regrets for their bygone evils.
“The training will help dispel some of the myths that surround our relationship with the Indigenous people and our understanding of who they are,” Feehan said Monday.
“I think it really does help us on our journey toward reconciliation.”
The plaza adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is now šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn. The name is linked to the plaza’s past use as a gathering place for the Walk for Reconciliation.
The Vancouver Art Gallery’s north plaza has been named šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square, which refers to a place for a cultural gathering such as a wedding or funeral.
Clarence Papequash has been elected chief of Key First Nation, months after being released from jail on drug trafficking and weapons charges.
The current Trudeau government made it an election issue in 2015 to create a new and better relationship with indigenouse peoples in Canada.
But in a new poll by the Angus Reid Institute, that policy seems to be hitting some less than smooth water.
The province has issued an eviction notice to the Justice for our Stolen Children Camp that is set up in Wascana Park across from the Saskatchewan Legislature building.
B. C. Indigenous leaders and environmentalists say the news that the federal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline to transport crude oil from Alberta to the West coast only increases their determination to stop construction on the project.
It’s a 24-hour, seven-day a week business at the Pot Shoppe on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, east of Belleville, Ont.
The small, cabin-like store was busy during the Victoria Day long weekend.
At one point on Sunday, a male customer walked in to buy a gram of whatever he could get for $10 and asked about job opportunities.
Explain to me how this isn’t cultural appropriation. If it’s politically incorrect for whites to possess a dreamcatcher, why can Aboriginals play hockey?
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