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Panel discussion on ÒA Decade in Review: Achieving the Rights of Indigenous PeoplesÓ (on the occasion of the International Day of the WorldÕs Indigenous Peoples and the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP))

UN committee sees little progress despite new government

Canada last faced the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2012, when Stephen Harper’s Conservatives were in power. Now, with Justin Trudeau as prime minister of a Liberal government, Canadian policies were once again under the […]

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Canada adopts Cree Governance Act

Almost a decade of preparing for Cree autonomy finally paid off for the Grand Council of the Cree on June 16, when the Liberal government cabinet approved the Cree Governance Act. The only problem was they couldn’t tell anyone about […]

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June 19, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 29 recipients during a ceremony on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Rideau Hall.

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, was in attendance, along with other dignitaries and special guests. Recipients were recognized with one of the following honours: the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), the Polar Medal, or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Credit: MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGG

William MacLeod receives award from Governor General

The gathering at the ceremony in Ottawa’s Rideau Hall June 19 was a Who’s Who of Indigenous movers and shakers from across Canada. They included Inuit hockey player Jordin Tootoo, former Liberal MP Tina Keeper and filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. Hosted […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

Aboriginal Day has come and gone and, for the most part, Canadians have gone about their lives, as usual, without noticing. In this time of reconciliation, it could be time for the federal government to recognize June 21 as a […]

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

AFN signs memorandum of understanding with Trudeau government

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Prime Minister Trudeau signed a memorandum of understanding that sets out an ongoing engagement to ensure progress on issues facing the Indigenous peoples of Canada. More specifically, it calls for three […]

Happy anniversary?

In his piece about a totem pole erected on May 1 in front of Montreal’s Musée des beaux-arts as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Nation writer Dan Isaac gives us an interesting quote from the totem’s carver, Charles […]

CNG responds to Moose Cree motion supporting Canada and Ontario in land claim

CNG responds to Moose Cree motion supporting Canada and Ontario in land claim

The Moose Cree have filed a motion in Ontario Superior Court against the Cree Nation Government (CNG) land claim that seeks to have Canada and the province recognize Aboriginal rights and title for the Quebec Crees on a portion of […]

Declan’s Baptism

My son Declan was recently baptized in the Anglican Church. As I am not a Christian it may be surprising that I would participate in this ceremony – especially since I attended the Anglican-run Horden Hall residential school as a […]

Beyak gets the boot

Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak’s recent, well-publicized remarks on residential schools were disturbing, to say the least. When she told the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission failed to communicate all the good accomplished by […]

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on our country and what it means to be Canadian. We all know what a stereotypical Canadian is supposed to be: Timmies drinking, hockey loving, outdoorsy, […]