News/Indigenous

McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community

April 12, 2019

Montreal’s McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men’s varsity sports teams — the Redmen — after calls from Indigenous students, faculty and staff saying the name is discriminatory.

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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns

April 1, 2019

A group of Inuit artists are pulling their support from the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns that a First Nations nominee is culturally appropriating throat singing. Musicians Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and the duo PIQSIQ have announced that they are frustrated with the IMAs and are refusing to submit any work or perform at the awards until the organizers add Inuit […]

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Feast hosted for Jody Wilson-Raybould on Vancouver Island

March 31, 2019

While Ottawa is reeling over the latest materials shared with a Commons committee by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister and attorney general is spending the day in her home territory on Vancouver Island where she’s being honoured by members of her Kwakwaka’wakw family and community. The Vancouver-Granville Liberal MP has captured national attention in recent weeks, […]

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Jody Wilson-Raybould honoured with feast in her home community on Vancouver Island

March 31, 2019

While Ottawa is reeling over the latest materials shared with a Commons committee by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former justice minister and attorney general is spending the day in her home territory on Vancouver Island where she’s being honoured by members of her Kwakwaka’wakw family and community. The Vancouver-Granville Liberal MP has captured national attention in recent weeks, […]

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Families still waiting to hear from Thunder Bay police on fate of 9 cases recommended for reinvestigation

March 25, 2019

Three months after Ontario’s police watchdog called for the reinvestigation of nine cases involving the deaths of Indigenous people, the families of the victims are still waiting to hear from the Thunder Bay police on what the service plans to do next. Doubt now gnaws at the hope once sparked after the Office of the […]

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Budget 2019: $1.4B in loans to be forgiven or reimbursed to Indigenous groups for treaty negotiations

March 19, 2019

Indigenous groups across Canada carrying millions in dollars of debt from negotiating treaty claims with Ottawa will soon have that debt erased. The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken on debt to negotiate comprehensive claims and treaties. Groups that have already repaid the […]

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Liberal Party reviewing alleged assault by man on First Nations woman during Trudeau climate rally

March 13, 2019

The Liberal Party says it has contacted “appropriate authorities” in its review of an alleged assault against a First Nations woman during a climate change rally attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 4 in Toronto. Trudeau’s speech at the rally at Danforth Music Hall was interrupted several times by heckling and protests.  However, […]

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Elder says medicine pouch ‘desecrated’ by Halifax airport security despite asking for X-ray scan

March 10, 2019

A Nakawe elder says her traditional medicines were “desecrated” during a routine security screening in February at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Geri Musqua-Leblanc, a residential school survivor from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan, said a Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) supervisor denied her request to have her golf ball-sized medicine pouch, worn around her neck and […]

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How the SNC-Lavalin affair became entangled with Trudeau’s Indigenous reconciliation agenda

March 8, 2019

The seeds of the SNC-Lavalin controversy germinated as one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s central promises to Indigenous peoples began to wither. The SNC-Lavalin affair has ensnared Ottawa in a bramble of questions over political pressure and judicial interference in the prosecution of the Quebec-based multinational engineering firm. But two of the key moments in the […]

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Police hunted for secret church archives during probe of abuse allegations at St. Anne’s residential school

March 4, 2019

When OPP Det. Greg Delguidice was preparing to look into widespread allegations of physical and sexual abuse by priests, nuns and staff at St. Anne’s Indian residential school in northern Ontario, he did some homework first. As part of the investigation 25 years ago, Delguidice studied up on the Roman Catholic Church’s canon law and […]

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