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Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition Arlana Bennett: Picking cans with my father became our tradition (04/24)
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.
Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people Terese Mailhot: Politician still pushing assimilation on our people (04/12)
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (04/10)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.
Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada Michael Marchand: Colville Tribes should file land claim in Canada (03/31)
Now that a Colville citizen has won the right to exercise his aboriginal hunting rights across the border in Canada, what comes next for the Washington-based tribe?
Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights Colville Tribes hail 'historic victory' on aboriginal hunting rights (03/27)
A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.
Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (03/24)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal (03/23)
Indian Country thought the controversial project was dead until President Donald Trump revived it just four days after taking office.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (03/06)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.
Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders Darren Bonaparte: Mohawk people have long history with borders (02/27)
Documents Shed Light on Historic Divisions at Akwesasne.
Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock Winona LaDuke: Tribes emboldened by resistance at Standing Rock (02/01)
The surge of formal opposition to tar sands and fracked oil pipelines shows how Standing Rock resistance has emboldened Great Lakes tribes.
Carly McIntosh: Our education system is failing young people today Carly McIntosh: Our education system is failing young people today (02/01)
Post 2000, I do not understand the process of how we are educating the younger generation.
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (01/19)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'
Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation Bad River Band calls for removal of aging pipeline on reservation (01/12)
The Line 5 pipeline has been transporting oil through the reservation since 1953.
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (01/10)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'
Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 sham Mike Myers: Indigenous people see through Canada's 150 sham (01/10)
'As Canada’s 150th anniversary nears it’s disturbing how some indigenous can celebrate it.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (01/06)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.
Carly McIntosh: Native #BoysWithBraids carry on our traditions Carly McIntosh: Native #BoysWithBraids carry on our traditions (11/28)
'When our young boys are bullied and teased about their braids they need the protection of our spiritual family.'
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation means covering up the truth (10/27)
'There are many words which mask domination and business-as-usual.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (10/19)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.
Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (10/18)
Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'
Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (10/17)
Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.
Native activists question focus of human rights museum in Canada Native activists question focus of human rights museum in Canada (10/06)
'It’s the Great Canadian Myth on display,' one activist told The New York Times.
Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States Kootenai Tribe aims to revive only herd of caribou in United States (10/03)
Only about 12 Selkirk caribou live in parts of Idaho and Washington state.
Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle Native man in Saskatchewan fights off bear with hands and bottle (09/19)
Jack Ballantyne, 44, got some scratches on his arm but otherwise did not suffer serious injuries during the attack.
Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems (08/31)
Imagine every morning having to set a full pot of tap water on your stove and continuing to wait for it to boil just to be able to drink it.
Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital Second switched at birth case uncovered at First Nation hospital (08/29)
Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. were born days apart in early 1975 at the Norway House Indian Hospital
Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s (08/22)
During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 20,000 Native children were taken from their homes and placed in foster care or up for adoption.
Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generations Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generations (08/19)
A school on the Lower Kootenay Reserve in British Columbia is drawing interest thanks to its focus on language and culture.
Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters (08/17)
The Government of Canada was to improve trust with indigenous people but it seems that contract has already been changed.
Friend charged with double homicide for slayings of Native youth Friend charged with double homicide for slayings of Native youth (08/15)
A friend of Dylan Laboucan, 17, and Cory Grey, 19, has been charged in connection with their deaths.
Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve (08/15)
Darrell Moosomin, 54, walked away from the elder who was escorting him at the powwow on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta.
Native politician steps down from Cabinet in Canada amid scandal Native politician steps down from Cabinet in Canada amid scandal (08/09)
Hunter Tootoo admitted to an 'inappropriate' relationship in the workplace after being named to a top post by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations (08/08)
For the people of White Earth and other tribes, both cases may mean that our tribal government and legal institutions may be able to protect citizens from non Indian businesses who break our laws.
Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters (08/04)
Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.
First Nation still in shock as young couple shot to death on reserve First Nation still in shock as young couple shot to death on reserve (08/01)
Dylan Laboucan, 17, and Cory Grey, 19, were planning a future together, family members from the Whitefish Lake First Nation said.

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