TRC looking for songs and poetry from the Indian Residential School legacy

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First Nations in Quebec will decide their own future when it comes to discussions of sovereignty

Press release

Quebec sovereignty: First Nations will decide their future

WENDAKE, QC, March 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - "After the declarations made by political parties on another potential referendum on Quebec sovereignty, it is the time to set things straight. First Nations members are not Quebecers and are able to decide their own future", declared Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL). "The same applies to the State we want to maintain relationships with. It will be our decision."

Supreme Court's work to focus ever more on Aboriginal treaties and conflict

From the

'Reconciliation' with First Nations, not the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, will define the Supreme Court in coming years, Chief Justice says

Joseph Brean | March 13, 2014

Former residential school sites across Canada to receive commemorative marker


Monument coming to former residential school sites across Canada

Commemorative marker unveiled at Ottawa's Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

CBC News Posted: Mar 13, 2014 9:31 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014 9:31 AM ET

BC First Nation continues land claims fight after Specific Claims Tribunal rules against AANDC


Tribunal sides with B.C. First Nation in historic land claims fight

VANCOUVER - An federal tribunal has ruled much of a city in British Columbia's Interior was wrongfully taken by settlers from a local First Nation 150 years ago.

First Nations dealing with racism in Thunder Bay from former provincial conservative candidate

Tamara Johnson is producing a lot of hateful messages in the past couple of weeks on social media along with receiving a lot of publicity from the mainstream media about what she describes as unfair competition for First Nation businesses on the Fort William First Nation. As a result of her first facebook message about this subject she was removed from the Conservative party candidancy for the Thunder Bay riding. This action seems to have given her an even bigger hammer to swing as she blames First Nations for business failures in Thunder Bay.

Indian Residential Schools survivors continue to struggle to access government held information


"We Were Just Children Undergoing Torture...Nothing Has Changed"

Charlie Angus, MP, Timmins-James Bay - Posted: 03/07/2014

First Nations and human rights defended by Dr. John Borrows on CBC's Ideas program

From IDEAS program

Fragile Freedoms - First Nations and human rights

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

John Borrows

John Borrows


International Women's Day protests near Tyendinaga First Nation has OPP out in force


Ontario response to a peaceful demonstration calling for a national inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous women near Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.