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Trudeau ducks question on whether he’d accept First Nations child welfare compensation ruling


Liberal leader Justin Trudeau sidestepped a direct town hall question from a First Nations leader Thursday on whether a Liberal government would accept a recent human rights tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to compensate First Nations children impacted by the on-reserve child welfare system. 

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Federal candidates make pitches to B.C. First Nations at AFN meeting


Several federal election candidates delivered their pitches to First Nations leadership at a meeting in Musqueam on Thursday, speaking about their commitments to issues like climate change, Indigenous rights and title and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization signs ‘groundbreaking’ child welfare agreement with Macdonald Youth Services


A group that represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba has signed a new partnership with a child welfare agency that it hopes will lead to better treatment for Indigenous children in care.

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Gap widens between First Nations and rest of Manitobans’ health: report


The gap between the health of First Nations people and the rest of Manitobans is growing, highlighting a need for more cultural awareness in the health care system, more training for First Nations health care workers, and better access to service, according to researchers.

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After the Gold Rush: 160 years later, Barkerville includes First Nations’ stories at living museum


For the first time, a First Nations interpreter at Barkerville Historic Town and Park is sharing a First Nations’ perspective of the Cariboo Gold Rush to tens of thousands of tourists at B.C.’s biggest living history museum.

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Vancouver Island road where bus rolled has been object of safety complaints for years, say local leaders


The chief councillor of the First Nations in Bamfield, B.C. says the narrow, winding gravel road where two University of Victoria students were killed Friday in a bus rollover has been a safety issue for decades.

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