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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)

INMATE ADAM CAPAY – FOUR-YEARS IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

by Frank Larue Adam Capay is from Lac Seul First Nation’s. While he was serving time in a Thunder Bay… Read more »

Adam Capay was kept in solitary confinement for four years in a Thunder Bay District jail.

Diesel Spill Near Bella Bella: An Environmental Disaster

by Frank Larue In October, a tugboat pushing an empty barge coming from Alaska to Vancouver mistook the speed regulations… Read more »

The tugboat Nathan E. Stewart lies submerged at the mouth of the Seaforth Channel near Bella Coola, B.C., shown in a handout photo from the Canadian Coast Guard

The Honey Moon Is Over

by Frank Larue A year ago, Justin Trudeau was campaigning with tons of promises for Indigenous people. The pipeline projects… Read more »

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being criticized by political opponents for the “contradiction” inherent in promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while approving a monster LNG project that will increase them. File photo by Canadian Press.

Baby Box Program in Nunavut, a First in Canada

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 25, 2016) – In its continued effort to reduce infant mortality in Nunavut, the Department of Health… Read more »

Two-week old Rachel Ipeelie Shoapik sleeps well in her baby box, according to her mom, Emily Shoapik. (Sima Sahar Zerehi/CBC)

UBC to Build Residential School History Centre

By Frank Larue The University of British Columbia have made it official, they will build the Indian Residential School History… Read more »

Plans for the centre currently under development: architect’s concept rendering.