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Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

It was a long struggle to finalize negotiations of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations a decade ago. But it’s proving to be an even longer path to the adoption of the UNDRIP by […]

AFN gathering addresses MMIWG difficulties

AFN gathering addresses MMIWG difficulties

Big issues at the 38th Assembly of First Nations annual general assembly held in Regina July 25-27 included the MMIWG Inquiry and the recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The […]

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 […]

Couillard government announces independent inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations

Couillard government announces independent inquiry into Quebec-Indigenous relations

It was a long time coming but Quebec’s First Nations, and the women who so bravely came forward to share their allegations of abuse at the hands of the Val-d’Or SQ detachment, will finally get the provincial judicial inquiry that […]

Val-d’Or decision remains a political storm for the Couillard government

Val-d’Or decision remains a political storm for the Couillard government

The contrast couldn’t have been more striking. The fallout from the Quebec crown prosecutors’ decision not to proceed with charges against several Val-d’Or Surêté du Québec police officers continues to swirl around the province and across the country. But, for […]

Val-d’Or crisis flames anew as prosecutors decline to bring charges against SQ

Val-d’Or crisis flames anew as prosecutors decline to bring charges against SQ

A dozen Indigenous women behind the allegations of police abuse in Val-d’Or were attending a retreat at a nearby cultural centre on November 15 to prepare for an announcement on whether charges would be brought against their abusers. They were […]

Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

The Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace River Caravan arrived in Montreal September 12 after travelling more than 4200 kilometres across Canada to protest the Trudeau government’s betrayal in granting approval to the Site C Dam on the Peace River […]

Moving past the Indian Act at the AFN’s Annual General Assembly

Moving past the Indian Act at the AFN’s Annual General Assembly

The tone at this year’s annual general assembly of the Assembly of First Nations, with the theme of “Gaining Momentum,” expressed the improving relationship between Indigenous nations, the AFN and the new Liberal government elected last fall. Held in Niagara […]

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Eight months after the Val-d’Or police crisis caused an uproar across Quebec, the lack of information, charges or any other resolution of allegations against provincial police officers in the town is leading many to question why the investigation by the […]

Free the Children launches Aboriginal awareness campaign We Stand Together

Free the Children launches Aboriginal awareness campaign We Stand Together

About 30 Montreal high school students listened attentively as Mohawk Elder Ka’nahsohon (Kevin) Deer said an opening prayer and sang a song of gratitude at the launch of the We Stand Together Aboriginal awareness campaign at the Ashukan Cultural Centre […]