An agreement struck in 2017 between Indigenous Services Canada and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on faster funding for suicide prevention projects is “making a huge impact,” says NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.
Canada’s Indigenous Services Minister has pledged to financially support suicide prevention strategies for First Nations communities. The Assembly of First Nations plans to draft a national strategy, while First Nations in Saskatchewan say they’re ready to roll out an existing strategy once they get money.
The Federal Court of Canada denied the federal government’s motion Friday to pause a human rights tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nation children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system.
Human rights tribunal postpones compensation submission deadline on First Nations child welfare case
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has pushed back a deadline set for submissions on how compensation should be distributed under its Sept. 6 order that the federal government compensate First Nations children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system.
B.C.’s promised bill on Indigenous rights has been tabled in the legislature and, if passed, it will make the province the first in Canada to legally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Supreme Court justices were on the hot seat Monday, facing a barrage of tough questions from Winnipeg high school students on issues ranging from First Nations land claims to the essence of legality and morality.
Ottawa must pay tens of thousands of dollars to every First Nations child who was placed in the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that also provides compensation to some of their parents and grandparents.
Canfor’s recent announcement that it will be curtailing operations at two more mills this summer in Prince George, adds to an ever-growing list of more than 20 temporary and indefinite curtailments at sawmills across the province.
Click here to view original web page at Arson charges laid in wildfire that forced evacuations of eastern Manitoba First Nations A water bomber heads toward a wildfire near Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba in May 2018. (CBC) Three people face arson charges in connection with a massive wildfire that …
Some 2,000 people have left Pikangikum First Nation since a forest fire broke out a week ago near the fly-in community about 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont.