Indigenous


Trudeau government warns MPs not to use the term 'aboriginal' anymore

The term "Indian" was used in Cabinet until 2011, when the department's name switched to "Aboriginal Affairs." It changed again in 2015 to "Indigenous Affairs."

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

WATCH: Trudeau ALMOST criticizes China, dodges question on detained Canadians

"China doesn't work quite the same way, and don't seem to understand that we do have an independent judiciary from political intervention," the prime minister stated on Thursday.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

Ford government signs new road deals with Indigenous communities

Ontario has moved forward with signing agreements with two Indigenous communities which will help build roads that will connect them to the Ring of Fire.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Roberto Wakerell-Cruz

The Trudeau government just legitimized men silencing Indigenous women

The Trudeau government is negotiating with male chiefs who stripped the leadership titles of women who supported the Coastal GasLink project.

Spencer Fernando Spencer Fernando

Quebec premier says Indigenous blockaders armed with AK-47s, slowing down their removal

Quebec Premier Francois Legault said on Wednesday police are reluctant to remove Indigenous blockaders because they are heavily armed.

David King David King

Trudeau asks MPs to approve $2.1 BILLION for Indigenous communities

As the nation’s economy continues to sputter due to protests and blockades, the Trudeau government wants $2.1 billion for Indigenous communities.

Barrett Wilson Barrett Wilson

B.C. Supreme Court allows schools to hold mandatory Indigenous smudging ceremonies

If we let this ruling stand, then we are accepting that when it comes to participation in spiritual rituals, some Canadians are more equal than others.

Barbara Kay Barbara Kay

New victims and the false lure of pure culture

Mark Milke, in his new book The Victim Cult, looks at some Indigenous policies of the Canadian government that are detrimental to native children.

Mark Milke Mark Milke

RCMP were prepared to use ‘lethal overwatch’ on Indigenous protesters: Guardian

The Guardian reported on RCMP documents showing the Canadian national authorities were prepared to shoot Indigenous protesters with sniper fire.

Quinn Patrick Quinn Patrick

Trudeau’s Indigenous spending boost is part reality, part shell game

A budgetary mugs game spilled into Senate Finance committee this December about spending increases for Indigenous services and staffing two new departments.

Jason Unrau Jason Unrau

Metis activist and Conservative MP speak out about poor Metis identification standards

The Indigenous scholarship brouhaha looks like it could be the latest in an sad trend of people self-identifying as Indigenous in order to reap the benefits meant for historically persecuted and marginalized people.

Wyatt Claypool Wyatt Claypool

Media’s reporting incredibly biased on B.C. Indigenous rituals in public schools case

Mainstream media are biased in their coverage of a court case in B.C. regarding Indigenous spiritual practices in public school class rooms.

John Carpay John Carpay

Highlights of Métis Week in Alberta

A look at the events that took place in the past week to commemorate the Metis of Alberta.

Travis Gladue-Beauregard Travis Gladue-Beauregard

Girl jokes about being ‘whitest person ever’ after winning Indigenous scholarship, faces outrage

Social media users expressed outrage this past week after seeing what appeared to be a young white student getting a scholarship intended for Indigenous youth.

Anna Slatz Anna Slatz

Pamela Anderson called “racist” for Native American headdress photos

Canadian model and sex icon Pamela Anderson has come under fire after posting photos of herself with a Native American headdress.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Roberto Wakerell-Cruz