Community News

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


Auditor General of Canada investigates health services in remote northern Ontario First Nations


Auditor General of Canada investigates health services on reserves

Nishnawbe Aski Nation leader says two children died this year of the same, highly treatable infection

By Jody Porter, Oct 09, 2014

indigenous socialism under Bolivian President Morales given another 5 year term by the people


Bolivia's Morales claims re-election victory

Mon Oct 13, 2014

By Enrique Andres Pretel

KI First Nation taking a new approach to treaty land entitlement claim due to time taken


KI First Nations drops treaty land entitlement claim

The Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation has abandoned its treaty land entitlement claim.

KI Chief Donny Morris says the decision to drop the claim is in response to a process that was taking too long.

Health Canada studies from 10 years ago show PTSD in First Nations at alarming rates


PTSD 'epidemic' in aboriginal communities

Residential school survivors among the many with common symptoms linked to the disorder