Community News

Healing the pain of residential schools is a Canadian experience for everyone to work on

From Winnipeg Free Press

Canada must confront the truth

By: Murray Sinclair and Stuart Murray

Posted: 11/1/2014 

Australian program of direct action digitally connecting remote communities is helping school performance

From http://www.theaustralian.com.au

NSW's Connected Communities program is helping remote school performance

THE AUSTRALIAN OCTOBER 28, 2014

Justine Ferrari - National Education Correspondent - Sydney

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

From AIAI.on.ca

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

From theGuardian.com

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

From CBC.ca

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

From CBC.ca

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

From CBC.ca

Indigenous perspectives from Winnipeg to Sydney

By Jillian Taylor, Oct 18, 2014