As 14-year-old Saydee Jones walked away from Muskrat Falls, the site of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project in Labrador and most recently the focus...Read More Muskrat Falls: “This is not green energy!”
As we all are painfully aware, the Indian Act was founded on the goal of the complete assimilation of First Nations as distinct nations....Read More Gender discrimination and the Indian Act
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett both need to sit down and think hard about what reconciliation and nation-to-nation means,...Read More Deeply flawed process around Algonquin land claim agreement
Native Americans and Alaska Natives, as the Indigenous peoples of America, are watching the US presidential election closely, but what happens on November 8...Read More Why the US election matters for Indigenous peoples
No matter how many legally binding conditions are included in the Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (PNW LNG) project approval, the problem is that...Read More When wild salmon win — toward a renewed Fisheries Act?
On August 3, 2016, the federal government formally launched the long-awaited, hard-won National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Indigenous women...Read More In the MMIW inquiry, don’t forget about girls
The day before Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized in 2008 for the harms done to Indigenous children in residential schools, I was in Ottawa’s...Read More The long history of discrimination against First Nations children
In just four months, Canadians will begin a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This important milestone will be marked by festivities...Read More Canada at 150: How strong are the ties that bind our federation?
At the Assembly of First Nations’ annual general assembly in Niagara Falls in July, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould reiterated...Read More An unsung success: The First Nations Land Management Act