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Importance of fair and balanced reporting in media of First Nation issues and events


An open letter to all Canadians and members of the media

October 24, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22, people across Canada stood together, collectively watching a tragedy unfold in Ottawa. Thoughts and prayers reached out from all across the country in solidarity with those in the capital. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Indigenous language survival work being recognized and given official status in some countries


Alaska's indigenous languages attain official status

Governor signs bill to recognise 20 languages in symbolic move, following Hawaii's lead among US states

23 October 2014

First Nation woman challenging government in court over being denied status rights


Indian status: Why Lynn Gehl's court challenge matters

By Pamela Palmater, Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Lynn Gehl, an Algonquin-Anishinaabe woman from eastern Ontario is challenging the federal government in court after she was denied Indian status more than a decade ago.

Underfunding of child and family services in First Nations enters final week of court battle


Closing arguments begin in case of feds paying less for aboriginal kids in care

Final round of Cindy Blackstock's battle with federal government

The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 20, 2014 

Reporter finds similar struggles for Indigenous rights in Australia to what is happening in Canada


Indigenous perspectives from Winnipeg to Sydney

By Jillian Taylor, Oct 18, 2014

First Nations in Ring of Fire challenged with myths and positioning by government and corporations


Three big 'whoppers' told about the Ring of Fire

'Ridiculous' to compare northern Ontario mineral find to the Alberta oil sands, expert says

By Jody Porter, Oct 15, 2014

New "deal" on polar bear hunt for Hudson Bay coastal communities includes Ontario First Nations

From Nunatsiaq 

October 14, 2014

Governments, aboriginal groups strike deal on south Hudson Bay polar bears

Annual harvest set at 45 bears, 15 fewer than in recent years