Applications open for Indian day-schools compensation

OTTAWA — A long-awaited program to provide financial compensation to survivors of Canada's Indian day schools is now open for applications. Under the terms of...

Poems by man who killed Indigenous woman removed from parliamentary website

OTTAWA — Two poems written by a man who killed an Indigenous woman have been removed from the parliamentary poet laureate website. The poems by Stephen Brown...
child welfare law

Minister says change won’t come ‘overnight’ as new child-welfare law takes effect

OTTAWA — Some Indigenous communities could soon take over authority for their child-welfare systems under a federal law that took effect this week. The new law,...

Family of Inuk singer Kelly Fraser remembers ‘incredibly kind’ performer

TORONTO — Kelly Fraser, the Inuk singer-songwriter who aspired to bridge the world of mainstream pop with Indigenous music, was "an incredibly kind person"...
collision

Body of 44-year-old recovered days after crash in northwestern Ontario

Police say they have recovered the body of a 44-year-old man killed in a collision in northwestern Ontario last week. Provincial police say the crash took place...

Meeting Planned For Garden River Cannabis Dispensary

Garden River First Nation has recently experienced cannabis dispensary raids even as their band council was attempting to draft by-laws through consultation with Bimaadzwin...
canadian border

Border guards wrong to search Indigenous man’s vehicle, court says in upholding acquittal

An Ontario court has ruled border guards at a crossing between a Canadian island and the rest of the country were wrong to search an Indigenous man's vehicle...

Unfinished hides, residential schools in major Ottawa Indigenous art exhibition

OTTAWA — When you walk through the doors of the National Gallery of Canada and spy children playing on a massive new art installation now...

Grassy Narrows chief calls for end to delays on mercury treatment centre

OTTAWA — The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is accusing the Liberals of stalling on a treatment centre for residents with mercury poisoning and is...

First Nations chiefs gather in Ottawa for special assembly

OTTAWA — Hundreds of First Nations chiefs from across Canada are gathering in Ottawa today for a special assembly. The national meeting, hosted by the Assembly of First...

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