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He was skeptical that the 700 health care leaders gathered cared much for First Nations patients and their crises. "These people ... While the rest of Canada rapidly adapts to the needs described within the call to action in health for medicare, our Indigenous health systems fall further behind. Complexity is ...
It's a program designed by Correctional Services Canada (CSC) for Indigenous offenders who are serious about pursuing their healing journey, aimed at reducing the number of Indigenous repeat offenders. Pathways is part of a federal mandate for aboriginal-specific corrections programming given that ...

... exploration and research inside the bison habitat has spooked or harmed the population. But it did say the company has been engaging with Indigenous communities for more than a decade and has advocated with First Nations for listing the herd under the Wildlife Act, which reduced hunting pressure.
“I am pleased that Indigenous Services Canada can support this First Nations owned partnership that will be a part of Ontario's East-West Transmission Line Project. Their participation, and this project as a whole, will bring many new economic and employment opportunities for the First Nations in the ...
The inequalities arise because the Canadian government funds public services on First Nations reserves whereas the provincial/territorial governments fund it for all others. Federal funding levels for First Nations fall far below what non-Indigenous Canadians receive and Canada has repeatedly ...
Some have said Qalipu's history could be considered a microcosm of Canada's Nation-to-Nation dealings with First Nations peoples, with problems coming from attempts to make a bureaucratic process compatible with cultural identity. The band's enrolment process has been widely criticized for taking too ...

In Canada, Status First Nations persons—those listed in the country's Indian Register—are significantly more likely than the average Canadian to meet an untimely death. When it comes to wellness outcomes, disparities along racial and ethnic lines are well documented across many metrics. What is often ...
“Right now First Nations children get less funding than all other children in Canada for those basic services,” she said. To show their support for the cause, participants made unique Valentine's Day-themed messages on the library's second floor. The two-and-a-half hour event was a drop-in format open to ...
It is why we are working with the B.C. government to develop new clean energy strategies which includes First Nations from the outset. CFN, through its Carbon Credit Corp., is now the largest carbon credit seller in Canada and revenues generated from sales are re-invested by each nation to further protect ...
Lawyers representing Eabametoong First Nation were in Ontario divisional court on Feb. 7 and 8. The First Nation wants the panel of judges to overturn a permit issued in its territory by the province to Landore Resources Canada in 2016. Eabametoong has argued the province failed in its duty to consult.
Flags line the terminal as I land at Toronto Airport, celebrating 'Canada 150', the official birthday of the nation. My trip to a remote part of Ontario, however, would reveal that there is much more to the country's history than the past century and a half. This was my first time in Canada, and as such I was armed ...
The report notes that the federal government committed $1.8 billion in the 2016 budget to deal with First Nation water systems, but the Parliamentary Budget ... The report highlights the work by First Nations in Atlantic Canada to create a water authority as an example Ottawa should aim to co-replicate with ...
Contaminated drinking water is a big problem for Canada's indigenous communities, known as First Nations. There are currently 67 long-term advisories, designed to protect residents from bacteria like E. coli and other harmful contaminants. In some communities, the Canadian government warns residents ...
A Nova Scotia band councillor who says his truck was torched by a drug dealer wants to create a law to banish drug dealers from his Indigenous community.
The Gitxsan First Nation in Canada is blocking oil pipeline construction on two fronts, blocking construction of one on their territory and launching four lawsuits against another one that they argue would endanger its salmon, rest on an improper ...
The chief of a First Nation in northern Alberta is calling on the Canadian government to take immediate action in protecting the Wood Buffalo National Park.
When Saik'uz First Nation and the Yinka Dene Alliance first joined other First Nations to declare that the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project would not be permitted in our territories, there were many people who said the project ...

She said the Canadian Religious Conference eventually will try to organize activities in which more First Nations members will participate.
Feedback from provincial meetings like this week's in Victoria will determine a draft action plan for moving forward with a Canada-wide First Nations housing strategy, including potential roles and responsibilities for any First Nation housing authorities.
In addition, an investment of additional $6 million was made by Government of Canada to support comprehensive community planning in 75 First Nation communities. Comprehensive Community Planning is a mechanism for First Nations-led community ...
Prospective employers, recruiters and job-seekers from Maskwacis, the Montana First Nation and the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation attended the first day of the conference.
A First Nation band councillor in Saskatchewan who was accused of selling drugs has pleaded guilty to two charges. Clarence Papequash, 64, was in Yorkton provincial court Monday where he entered his plea to counts of possession of codeine for the ...
Members of Peters First Nation have filed multiple appeals to Indigenous Affairs asking the department squash the recent election results over allegations of corruption stemming from the "unlawful" denial of membership to people who have status through ...
There would be one each for Mi'kmaq and Maliseet communities, and one for Elsipogtog First Nation, the largest reserve by population.
The chief of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation tried to steer a government contract away from the band and toward a company he has a stake in, a civil lawsuit filed in Northwest Territories Supreme Court alleges.
The First Nations University of Canada is working with Prince's Charities Canada to help revitalize Indigenous languages in Saskatchewan.
Marina Plain, of the Aamjiwnaang Heritage & Culture Club, is pictured Friday with a map showing the route of the upcoming Anishnaabeg Run, Walk, Paddle & Ride Relay.
BANFF, Alta. -- Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is supporting a greater role for First Nations in creating new protected areas and managing the ones Canada already has. Speaking Friday at a parks conference in Banff, Alta., McKenna said ...
A movie production team hoping to film in the Rocky Mountain national parks says their application was turned down after Parks Canada staff learned the plot involved an indigenous gang leader. Mark Voyce is the location manager for a film project ...
... is to play an honest snowplow driver whose son is murdered by a local drug kingpin. He then seeks to dismantle the cartel, but his efforts spark a turf war involving a First Nations gang boss, played by First Nations actor, musician and Order of ...
Marion Buller (left), chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, along with her colleague, commissioner Michele Audette, at a news conference in Ottawa.
First Nations leaders and officials from the federal and provincial governments will review proposals that could give more legal weight to protected areas designated by bands, said Steve Nitah, a delegate to the Canadian Parks Conference being held ...
A new report suggesting an on-going source of mercury contamination on the site of the pulp and paper mill in Dryden, Ont., has provincial politicians pointing ...
B.C. opposition members are accusing Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad of tearing up a carefully negotiated agreement with B.C.
First Nations leaders, including Joanne Rogers, chief of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation at Sarnia, shown in this file photo, are raising concerns about plans to truck highly radioactive liquid waste from Chalk River near Ottawa to a nuclear facility in ...
The Liberals pledged billions to fix it before backtracking on some of their plans, now hundreds of First Nations leaders across the country are gathering in ...
VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) - The Muskowekwan First Nation of Saskatchewan has signed an agreement with junior project developer Encanto Potash, ...
On January 23, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld the approval of the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) in Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General)1. The appeal was made by Prophet River First Nation (PRFN), who contended that ...
Encanto Potash Corp. has signed an agreement with Muskowekwan First Nation and the provincial and federal governments that it says will pave the way for the ...
Drawing a name out of a hat seems like an unusual way to decide an election, but that's what happened last week on Waywayseecappo First Nation in western ...
As a Star investigation has revealed, at least 173 people have died in house fires on First Nations reserves in Canada since 2010. The root causes of these preventable deaths are numerous and complex, but inadequate housing and decades of government ...
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett pledged to track on-reserve fire deaths and create an indigenous fire marshal's office on Monday.
A Star investigation has found that at least 173 people have died in fires in First Nation communities across the country since the government stopped tracking the deaths seven years ago.
The community of Brunswick House First Nation is reeling in the wake of losing four members in a fatal car crash. Four people in Jeff Nakogee's family perished ...
The right thing to do would be recognize inherent First Nation jurisdiction and governance over the resources. Rather than collect the money and then redistribute it as the province sees fit, it may be a better idea to make direct transfer payments ...
The Colorado-based company that owns the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia has announced a 60-year renewal of the resort's master development agreements with the B.C.
As of early February, Health Canada had allocated $40 million of this new money for 3,200 indigenous children in need of urgent care, said Sony Perron, senior assistant deputy minister with the department's First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.
The Eabametoong First Nation in northern Ontario has an opioid withdrawal clinic funded by the Canadian government. Out of the 1,300 residents in the area -- an overcrowded community with high unemployment and low high school graduation rates -- 170 ...
The grand opening of a YMCA branch on Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia could be the beginning of a nation-wide healing journey for Indigenous people, says the CEO of YMCA Canada. Peter Dinsdale, who is Anishinaabe from Curve Lake, Ont., was ...
McWatch lives on Pic Mobert First Nation, a semi-remote community 350 kilometres northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., that was under a boil-water advisory for 10 years.


 

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