‘In Tribe I didn't feel I was doing the political work I could be doing.’
The Senate is trying to make huge changes to the Indian Act, but the Trudeau government is vowing to block their amendments, which would vastly expand who is considered ‘Indian’
Indigeneous leaders say the Mikinaks are making a mockery of their struggle.
Trudeau made the comments while in Shoal Lake 40, an Aboriginal reserve in Canada of around 250 people that has been on a boil water advisory for two decades. He was there as part of an upcoming VICELAND documentary.
A suicide crisis on the Aboriginal reserve Attawapiskat drew protesters, leaders, and mothers with young children in tow, to occupy offices of the Canada's Indigenous and Northern Affairs ministry this month.
For over a century, the Canadian government plucked 150,000 kids away from their communities and placed them in schools used to strip them of their culture and assimilate them into Euro-Canadian society.
Activists chained themselves to a valve in the name of Indigenous land claims before being arrested on Monday.
Canadian regulations around government records for Status Indians makes it impossible for even investigators to access basic clues to her whereabouts.
Canada Launches Inquiry Into Murdered Aboriginal Women and Opens the Door to Repealing 'Racist' Indian Act
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “nothing less than a total renewal of the relationship between Canada and First Nations Peoples" on Tuesday, as he launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
But can a two-day course really improve decades of abuse and mistrust?
The debut design from Colonialism Skateboards brings the history of the Pass and Permit System to halfpipes across the province.
Sonya Cywink died without an aboriginal name or official Indian status. But her story is very much a part of the 1,200 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada.