Canada-wide - Indigenous

The 2015 women's memorial march will take place in many communities across Canada and in the United States on February 14. The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder...
Keywords: Indigenous, Organizing, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has just released a report that investigates Canada’s response to missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia. The IACHR report...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada, International
A room full of surprised veteran B.C. Aboriginal leaders erupted in “cheers and tears” after the Supreme Court of Canada, in the most important aboriginal rights case in the country’s history, ruled...
Keywords: Indigenous, British Columbia, All of Canada
Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014. The case is called Taypotat v...
Keywords: Education, Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
Aboriginal people who were adopted into white families during the "Sixties Scoop" say it's their turn for reconciliation and are calling for a formal apology from the federal government. Dozens of...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
Dr. Pamela D. Palmater, a Mi'kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick, has published an article on Rabble concerning the federal government's newly unveiled budget. "...
Keywords: Government Policy, Indigenous, All of Canada
The United Nations’ top advocate for Aboriginal rights, who is to issue a report later this year critical of Canada’s record on First Nations issues, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. If...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada, International
Official government website. Links to housing, statistics on living conditions, post-secondary education, social development and youth. Les questions sociales s'enchaine au logement, aux statistiques...
Keywords: Indigenous, Inuit, All of Canada
The Indigenous Nationhood Movement (INM) is a peoples’ movement for Indigenous nationhood, resurgence, and decolonization.
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
A federal court judge has overturned unilateral changes to social assistance on reserves. The federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development had ordered the Mi'kmaq bands to reduce...
Keywords: Indigenous, Welfare, New Brunswick, All of Canada
Two grassroots organizations, No More Silence and Families of Sisters in Spirit, are launching a community-based database of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, compiled by the victims’...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, All of Canada
A paper published by a University of Guelph researcher, who focuses on the history of food in Canada, has found studies conducted after World War Two that researched the effects of malnutrition by...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
CBC has a multimedia site on prison and indigenous women called, Warehousing Indigenous Women. Currently, indigenous women are the fastest growing prison population and account for 31.9 per cent of...
Keywords: Indigenous, Prisoners' Rights, Women, All of Canada
Idle No More has launched a new website and communications platform to engage people around Sovereignty Summer.
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has released a report that documents the impact of poor conditions on the daily lives of Aboriginal people. The report, Equality Rights Data Report on Aboriginal...
Keywords: Indigenous, Poverty Research, All of Canada
A study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that a deplorable 40% of indigenous children live in poverty in Canada. In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, two thirds of status...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, All of Canada
Over the past few weeks, there have been more actions, gatherings, and round dances in support of the Idle No More movement. The best way to keep up with what is happening is through the Idle No More...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
The Idle No More movement continues to grow as a mobilization of grassroots indigenous people fighting against the ongoing erosion of indigenous rights across Canada and the world. You can follow...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Poverty Research, All of Canada