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Native mother unable to visit daughter's grave after long search Native mother unable to visit daughter's grave after long search (07/19)
Therese Ukaliannuk traveled to Quebec to find the resting place of Marieyvonne but didn't find the burial site.
Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school Native mother locates grave of daughter who died after being sent to residential school (07/18)
Marieyvonne Alaka was only four years old when she was sent to a residential school. She died four years later.
Inquest fails to resolve deaths of four Native students in Ontario Inquest fails to resolve deaths of four Native students in Ontario (07/13)
Seven students, ranging in ages from 15 to 21, died in Thunder Bay, Ontario, between 2000 and 2011.
Native lawmaker returns to seat after charges dropped in Canada Native lawmaker returns to seat after charges dropped in Canada (07/13)
Patrick Brazeau had been suspended in connection with a fraud and breach of trust case.
Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-Native Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-Native (07/07)
Tamara Crowchief yelled 'I hate white people' before assaulting a non-Native victim in Calgary, Alberta.
Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada (07/04)
A poem to the missing and murdered Aboriginal women of Canada.
Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concert Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concert (07/01)
Ron Austin, an artist and hereditary chief from the Wet'suwet'en Nation of British Columbia, collaborated with musician Alex Cuba on the effort.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (06/29)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (06/21)
The history of the development of Federal Indian Law in the U.S. reveals a marked similarity to the development of Canadian Law.
Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations Steven Newcomb: True honor and respect for the original nations (06/14)
It is time to reset the relationship based on true honor and respect for the Original Free Nations.
Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice (05/24)
After years of pressure, the government has finally launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (05/23)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (05/23)
While the United States Indian Policy swings over 200 or so years has varied from 'wars of conquest and submission' to the current 'Self-determination and Self-governance' the central theme of 'assimilation' persists to this day.
Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities Steven Newcomb: Reconciliation report fails to expose realities (05/17)
Clearly, the Original Nations existing north of the international boundary between Canada and the United States do not consider their treaties to be 'treaties of surrender.'
Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other Matthew Nahdee: Colonialism taught us to hate and distrust each other (05/17)
The government has underfunded us and degraded our rights to the land and the glory it brings when influenced with our spirituality and connection to it.
Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada Native residential school survivors reach $50M settlement in Canada (05/10)
People who lived at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from direct payments.
Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Canada to support United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (05/10)
Canada was one of four governments -- a list that included the United States -- that voted against the declaration in September 2007.
Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliation Steven Newcomb: Tricking the original nations into reconciliation (05/03)
How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed between those societies and our Original Nations and Peoples?
Native girl survives night alone in forest with help of three dogs Native girl survives night alone in forest with help of three dogs (05/02)
Family became worried as temperatures dropped overnight but Meghan emerged unharmed on the Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta.
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma (05/02)
Attawapiskat and other Native communities have but one way forward: to address each other and challenge the surrounding world at a depth that arises from the soul and meets history, with an aim to recover the balance between spiritual and temporal that allows humans to live free lives.
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (04/28)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (04/21)
Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?
Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river Colville Tribes upset by release of toxic mining chemicals into river (04/15)
A Canadian company that claims it is above U.S. law has once again released toxic chemicals into the Columbia River system.
Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten (04/14)
In a three-part series, Mary Annette Pember reports on the thousands of indigenous women who have gone missing or who have been murdered in the United States and Canada.
Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society Charles Kader: Native businesses considered a threat to society (04/04)
The Native business people, all over, feel extremely hard pressed to provide for their families, living under the threat of asset forfeiture and imprisonment.
Another site in Newfoundland connected to early Viking explorers Another site in Newfoundland connected to early Viking explorers (04/01)
Point Rosee contains artifacts and structures not associated with First Nations people or subsequent European settlers, according to researchers.
Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty Blackfeet Nation welcomes bison from Canada with unique treaty (03/28)
The Blackfeet Nation is putting the Northern Tribes Buffalo treaty into action.
Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation (03/28)
Jeanette Chief and Violet Heathen both went missing in the same city and both were from the Onion Lake Cree Nation.
 First Nation in Manitoba declares emergency over youth suicide First Nation in Manitoba declares emergency over youth suicide (03/22)
The Cross Lake First Nation in Manitoba lacks adequate health care services to address the ongoing crisis.
Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario (03/22)
Delaine Copenace, 16, had last been seen in downtown Kenora, Ontario, on February 27.
Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking Native Sun News: Tribal activist welcomes pledge to curb fracking (03/21)
Lisa DeVille lauded U.S-Canadian joint vows to curb toxic methane flaring from fracking operations, such as those that plague the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Tribes.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (03/15)
Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.
Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress (03/14)
This government is less than six months into its mandate. It hasn't done anything yet. Announcements are great but they're words, not actions.
Man from Blood Tribe charged with manslaughter for drug deaths Man from Blood Tribe charged with manslaughter for drug deaths (03/10)
Two people died after taking the powerful drug fentanyl at a birthday party on the reserve in March 2015.
Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems Randall Akee: Integrate tribal knowledge into education systems (03/03)
Tribal leaders should support indigenous educators and community members who are reclaiming their languages, histories and cultural traditions.

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