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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.
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.

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