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The MMIWG inquiry’s case for genocide: Canada aimed to ‘destroy Indigenous people’


Marion Buller, the chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls, said Monday during a press conference that it was an “inescapable conclusion” that “genocide” was committed against Indigenous people in Canada. Chief commissioner Marion Buller and, left to right, commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Qajaq …

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Wellness support available for MMIWG family members reading the inquiry’s final report


As the loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls begin to absorb the 1,200 page final report from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, a department of justice support network is sending a reminder to take it one step at a time. …

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RCMP will ‘give careful consideration’ to MMIWG recommendations, says commissioner


The head of the RCMP won’t commit to the recommendations out of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry, which lambasted decades of police ‘indifference’ and called for fundamental policing reforms, but is promising to review the report. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki speaks during a press conference on the RCMP’s …

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Mi’kmaq Blackbird singer gets huge shoutout from Paul McCartney


A dream has come true for Cape Breton teen Emma Stevens and her music teacher. A dream has come true for Cape Breton teen Emma Stevens, who sang a stunning rendition of Blackbird in Mi’kmaq, and her music teacher Carter Chiasson. (YouTube; Mike Coppola/Getty Images) When high school students at Allison …

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Violence against Indigenous women, girls in Quebec often neglected, national inquiry says


In an effort to give “particular attention” to the violence Indigenous women and girls face in Quebec, the national inquiry into the issue has released a supplementary report that looks specifically at the province. Adèle-Patricia Vachon-Bellefleur, 17, died after sustaining unexplained injuries in 2011. A supplementary report by the inquiry …

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More than 1,700 people flown from Pikangikum as forest fire burns nearby


Nearly half of the residents of Pikangikum First Nation have been flown out of the northern community as a 3,800-hectare forest fire continues to burn just a few kilometres away. The Canadian Armed Forces continue to evacuate Pikangikum First Nation, which is being threatened by a 3,800-hectare forest fire burning …

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2 planeloads of Pikangikum forest fire evacuees flown to Winnipeg Monday


Two planeloads of evacuees from Pikangikum First Nation arrived in Winnipeg on Monday as a forest fire half the size of Brandon threatens the remote northern Ontario community. The fire is seen approaching Pikangikum First Nation on May 30. It has continued to grow in the days since. (Trav G …

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Fort William First Nation calls for Thunder Bay mayor’s removal from police board


Fort William First Nation (FWFN) is calling for Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro to be removed from the city’s police services board. Ken Ogima, CEO of Fort William First Nation, has penned a letter to Thunder Bay Police Services Board administrator Thomas Lockwood calling for city Mayor Bill Mauro to …

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Family brings first tiny home to Fort Chipewyan, Alta.


A mix of necessity, HGTV and curiosity led to Fort Chipewyan’s first tiny home. Fort Chipewyan’s first tiny home is on wheels and is 216-square feet. (Mike Mercredi) A mix of necessity, HGTV and curiosity led to the first tiny home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta.  It’s occupied by a family …

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MMIWG report calls for official Indigenous languages in Canada

MMIWG report calls for official Indigenous languages in Canada

Click here to view original web page at MMIWG report calls for official Indigenous languages in Canada The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls for Canada to expand its official languages beyond English and French. In its recommendations dubbed “calls for justice,” the report states …

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