Canada-wide - Indigenous

The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women has a new fact sheet, Women’s experiences of social programs for people with low incomes (in PDF). This fact sheet weaves together the...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Indigenous, Welfare, Women, All of Canada
In follow up to his recent visit to Canada, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari, has released a press release that calls for Canada to take immediate action to tackle the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, All of Canada
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
The federal government has promised an increase of $21 million for First Nations in this years budget. This is a far cry from the $5 billion dollars promised in the Kelowna Accord which the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Indigenous, All of Canada
First Nations people across Canada have become increasingly unhappy with the Conservative government's policies on First Nations issues. According to an article in the Straight Goods, "Deep-sixing...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
A new research report, Home is Where the Heart is and Right now that is Nowhere (in PDF) by the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg examines hidden homelessness among Aboriginal...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, All of Canada
Alberta's Reverend Hutchison called on the Federal government to provide housing for aboriginal peoples. He sees housing creation as a way to put an end to homelessness, however, an editorialist...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, All of Canada
Aboriginal children, on and off reserves are not doing nearly as well as non-Aboriginal children. Over half of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Twice as many Aboriginal babies will be born...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Violence, All of Canada
This summer a writer and activist from Montreal is travelling across Canada and visiting various indigenous communities. He is recording how different nations have current threats to their very...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
From a report by Amnesty International: "Social and economic marginalization of indigenous women, including some government policies, have pushed indigenous women into "extreme poverty, homelessness...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, All of Canada
"The poverty rate among Aboriginal peoples in the country’s 12 largest cities is between twice and four times the rate for non-Aboriginal people. More than 50 per cent of Aboriginal children live in...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
Canada's non-reserve Aboriginal population faces ongoing challenges in health, education, housing and language, according a new report showing first results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
Canada's non-reserve Aboriginal population faces ongoing challenges in health, education, housing and language, according a new report showing first results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
In her Report tabled April 8, 2003 in the House of Commons, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, expresses concern over the continued critical shortage of adequate housing for First Nations...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, All of Canada
Jean-Guy Allard's Granma International article (Link removed - No longer exists) reports on a tragic situation and its human rights implications for Canadian Aboriginal and First Nations people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada