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Trudeau to apologize Nov. 24 for residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador

It was described as a “double dagger to the heart” when former residential school students from Newfoundland and Labrador were shut out of a national apology in 2008. 650 more words


ᑲᑭᒋᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ (Kakichihiwewin): The Act of Support

“It is truly horrific that in this day, in a country as rich as ours, aboriginal youth are being left behind” – Chief Robert Joseph, co-founder Reconciliation Canada…
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Edmonton, Winnipeg mayors call for Lynn Beyak's resignation over Indigenous issues comments: 'Her time in the Senate should be over'

As controversy continues to swirl around an Ontario senator’s contentious positions on issues affecting Canada’s Indigenous people, two prominent Canadian mayors are calling for her to step down. 920 more words


Senator calls for Indigenous people to trade status cards for Canadian citizenship

In an open letter, Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak is calling for Indigenous Canadians to trade in their status cards for Canadian citizenship.

The letter, posted to her website on Sept. 668 more words


Bill S-3: An Act to Amend the Indian Act (Elimination of Sex-Based Inequities in Registration)

Status: In committee (House), as of June 13, 2017

Summary: On August 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of Quebec issued is ruling in Descheneaux c. Canada (procureur général) 846 more words

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Colour Me Indian: Status Cards that Cut

“P.S. the irony is not lost on me that I am divulging intimate family stories to an employee of the Federal government so that they may decide whether or not my Indian blood son is in fact, an Indian.” 750 more words


The media and the fear factor: Conning Canadians and demonizing Indigenous People

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Indigenous Nations are fighting for their rights, identity, land and resources. The assault by the state at all levels in collusion with the monopoly media on the Indigenous peoples is an assault on the democratic rights all Canadians, as sovereigntist leaders have been warning for years. 4,145 more words