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Scoop of the Sixties Victims Win Day in Court

By Frank Larue When the dark era of the residential school came to an end in the early sixties, a… Read more »

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Gitxsan Nation Divided Due to Pipeline Agreement

by Frank Larue Liberal leader Christie Clark has done everything possible to push through the LNG projects, whereas native leaders… Read more »

Gitanmaax is a reserve in northern B.C.

Members Denied Status With Newfoundland Band

by Frank Larue The Mi’kmaq’s in Newfoundland have had to deal with a tragic history. In 1949, when Newfoundland became… Read more »

William Prosper, a second generation Mi’kmaq descendant of the Prosper family, sits with his wife, Madeline, outside their wigmam in Nova Scotia sometime before William’s death in 1923. Photo: Nova Scotia Museum

Year of the Woman: FND Celebrates Women of Change

By: Niimi Fontaine In honour of Women’s Day, March 8th 2017, the First Nations Drum celebrates Native women who have… Read more »

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Indigenous Women Join The March

By Lee Waters Hundreds of thousands of women turned Washington’s National Mall into a sea of pink on Saturday, sending… Read more »

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Standing Rock Continues to Gather Worldwide Support

by Kelly Many Guns Since our last report on Standing Rock, there have been many new developments. There has been… Read more »

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Children of Attawapiskat

by Danny Beaton In Memory of Alicja Rozanska Brian Martin, a Mohawk from Tyendinaga, told me to call this elder… Read more »

Young boys in Attawapiskat. Picture by Danny Beaton

No Charges Against Val-d’Or Police For Sexual Harassment of Native Women

by Frank Larue  Sindy Ruperthouse was an Algoquin woman who disappeared in 2014. She was last seen in a hospital… Read more »

Downtown Val d’Or north of Montreal. Indigenous communities lose faith in system after no charges filed against Val-d’Or SQ officers. Photo: Christopher Curtis, Montreal Gazette

Oral Histories Of The Lax Kw’alaams And Metlakatla First Nation Confirmed

By Lee Waters According to a new genetic study, nearly 60% of native people living in a 9,000-year-old community in… Read more »

Lax Kw’alaams Band has lived in this area (Prince Rupert) for between 1000 and 6000 years. Credit: Image courtesy of Pacific NorthWest LNG

Nadine Caron – First Female First Nations Surgeon

by Frank Larue Doctor Nadine Caron is Sagamok Anishnawbe, and she is the first female First Nations surgeon. Graduating from… Read more »

Traditional Indigenous healing practices and Western medicine can co-exist, says UBC’s Dr. Nadine Caron. (Courtesy of Dr. Caron)