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AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of fall vote

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations is outlining its election priorities for Canada's First Nations, with less than a week before the federal campaign...

First Nations given maximum compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has awarded more than $2 billion in compensation to First Nations children and their families who were...

Federal Court of Appeal to rule on letting pipeline challenges proceed

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal is to reveal today whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can...

Grassy Narrows chief, NDP candidate urges Ottawa to talk turkey on mercury

OTTAWA — The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation, an NDP candidate in this fall's federal election, wants to sit down with Indigenous Services...

Results of the vote: Missanabie Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation   VOTES for CHIEF GAUTHIER, Jason 177 MACUMBER (NOLAN), Cheryl 18 RAINVILLE, Kim 54   Total number of rejected ballots for Chief:          5  . Total number of valid ballots cast for...

Federal Court approves settlement agreement for Indian Day Schools

OTTAWA — The Federal Court has approved a settlement agreement for survivors of so-called Indian day schools. Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will...

First Nations women finally to be treated equally under Indian Act: Bennett

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says First Nations women will finally be treated the same as men under the Indian Act. Bennett says...

Statement by Minister Rickford on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement in recognition of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: "Today...

First Nations leaders mourn death of former chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation

OTTAWA — First Nations leaders are mourning the death of a former Ontario chief. Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald says the Chiefs of Ontario are extending their deepest...

Committee ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of coerced, forced sterilization

OTTAWA — The House of Commons health committee says it is "deeply disturbed" by ongoing reports of coerced or forced sterilization of women in...

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