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We are finding a disturbing legacy of sterilization of Indigenous women.
Returning to culture is a duty my grandfather believed Native elders had to their communities.
Words without actions were not enough a decade ago. And they do not suffice now.
The calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean that we can no longer simply repeat the stories that we have heard and memorized.
We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.
Across Canada, there are increasing efforts on the part of many universities, colleges and schools to 'Indigenize' our curriculum and to 'decolonize' how we teach.
It’s important to move quickly to realize the lasting educational reform that Indigenous children so desperately need and deserve, Dianne Wilkins and Elizabeth Sloat write on The Conversation.
More than a century of Indian policy by the Canadian government included forced migration, segregation, limiting education, outlawing culture and separating children from their parents, Gabrielle Scrimshaw writes in The New York Times.
Canada Day is poised to be the high point of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation but indigenous activists are resisting.
An education on racism, Indigenous identity and the quiet dignity of collecting cans by the side of the road.
Lynn Beyak wants us to change our perception and assimilate by adopting white ideologies and perspectives on history.
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.
The first-ever meeting of the North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls took place at the White House.
'It’s the Great Canadian Myth on display,' one activist told The New York Times.
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of the new book 'The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.'
Therese Ukaliannuk traveled to Quebec to find the resting place of Marieyvonne but didn't find the burial site.
Marieyvonne Alaka was only four years old when she was sent to a residential school. She died four years later.
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.'
People who lived at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from direct payments.
How do we go about restoring a friendship that has never existed between those societies and our Original Nations and Peoples?
Tribal leaders should support indigenous educators and community members who are reclaiming their languages, histories and cultural traditions.
None are facing any charges at this point but they were invited to participate in hearings for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.
The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.
Some of the students who went to the Regina Indian Industrial School in Saskatchewan never made it back home.
The amount of lies told in this world makes you wonder if anything can be true anymore.
Natives often have issues with patriotism because so much of Canada was built on colonialism and on fear, trickery, and massacre.
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.
I stand up now for the thousands of my brothers and sisters who were killed in the Canadian residential school genocide.
For nearly two decades, Canadians have celebrated June 21 as a national holiday to honor the Inuit, First Nations and Metis people.
I believe in justice. I can’t say I’ve seen that much of it in my lifetime, but I like the concept.
In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.
One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.
We will never be able to reverse our wrongs. The only hope is that we forget, that they forget.
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.
All Canadians are victims of Indian residential schools — whether you attended one of the schools, whether you're an inter-generationally affected relative, a parent left behind or a non-aboriginal person in Canada who was fed a false history.
More than 7,000 walkers thronged through the streets of Ottawa on May 31 in a show of reconciliation and unity as the five-year investigation into the residential school era of Canada began coming to a close.
A dormitory supervisor who was sentenced to three years for abusing Native boys will have to serve eight years instead.
A researcher who came across the study said the children were exploited.
Records will be destroyed after 15 years but survivors will be able to determine if they want their stories sent to a national archive.
Jake Flanigan of The New York Times explores Canada's treatment of Native people.
Residential school survivors submitted information about abuse they suffered.
Survivors submitted testimony and documents regarding abuse they suffered.
Stories of abuse could be made public by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Murray Sinclair, the chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says the effects of the residential school era won't go away overnight.
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, discusses what should happen now that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has wrapped up its hearings.
Reporting for CBC News, Duncan McCue finds out hockey has played a role in the residential school reconciliation process.
The Canadian government has agreed to turn over files related to abuse at a residential school after a judge said the information should be released.
Marina Cantacuzino, the founder of The Forgiveness Project, discusses the legacy of residential schools in Canada.
Canada is home to 600,000 young Native people and many are working hard to succeed in higher education in light of the difficulties their ancestors faced at residential schools.
Canadian Native Lou James, not his real name, explains why he holds racist views against his own people.
Writer says there is only one word to describe Canada's treatment of Native people.
Shawn Atleo, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, calls on Canada to honor its treaty obligations and respect the rights of Native people.
Author of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life discusses how the denial of food to Native people played a role in the expansion of Canada.
Native people in Canada were used for hunger experiments during the 1940s and 1950s, according to a new study.
An initial hearing was held today for the inquest into the deaths of seven Native students in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The students -- six males and one female -- died...
Peter d'Errico discusses genocide in Guatemala, Canada and the United States: In Guatemala, the High Risk Court concluded a trial of former military dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt. The court...
Survivors of a residential school in British Columbia are hosting a month-long series of events. The survivors of the St. Joseph's residential school will meet for a reunion and dedicate...
Daniel Wilson on Canada's apology for Native survivors of residential school abuse: It hurts people to think so -- and I truly regret if it hurts anyone for me to...
Native parents in Ontario are expressing concerns as their children return to school in Thunder Bay, the site of a recent sexual assault of a Native woman and an alleged...
Former students at Native day schools are seeking $15 billion in compensation from the Canadian government. A lawsuit alleges the students were subject to abuse and loss of culture at...