Young Indigenous People Forgotten in Mercury Poisoning Saga in Northern Ontario
Years after a paper mill dumped massive amounts of mercury into a nearby river, First Nation residents say the effects are still being felt today.
Study Shows Residential School Sex Abuse Has Generational Impact
The study showed if an indigenous girl had at least one parent who attended residential school, they were 10 times more likely to be sexually assaulted later in life.
Did the Government of Ontario Lie to Stop a First Nation Elder's Hunger Strike?
An activist says promises made by Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs were lies to get a First Nation Elder to stop a hunger strike.
RCMP Won’t Disclose Where First Nation Females Are More Likely to Be Murdered
There are ten places in Canada that are the most dangerous for indigenous women and girls, but the RCMP won't publicly say where they are.
Widespread Mercury Contamination in First Nations Communities Is Being Ignored
Years after multiple First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario were forced to deal with the fallout of extreme mercury contaminations, the damage lingers, and many of the victims remain uncompensated.
First Nation Elders Are Being Shoved into Boarding Houses by Health Canada
When First Nation people have to seek health services outside their communities, the funding is provided by Health Canada through called the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program. But that recently changed, and community members say it’s led to atrocious...
An Independent Database Has Found Canada Lost Over 600 Missing or Murdered Aboriginal Men
Canadian law enforcement "actively suppresse[s]" racial data from statistics. As a result, Stats Canada does not include race in the annual count of the country’s homicides.
The Number of Contaminated Sites in Northwestern Ontario Has Changed Dramatically
After we published a story detailing how a vast amount of contaminated sites in Ontario affect First Nations communities, the government started to shift around their numbers, which they say was purely coincidental.
First Nation Communities in Northern Ontario Are Filled with Contaminants
First Nation people in northwestern Ontario are living in much of the land the province deems 'high-priority' contaminated sites, leading to a myriad of illnesses and severe side-effects. Now residents are concerned that not enough is being done to...
Corporate Sponsorship of Indigenous Groups: A Necessity or Selling Out?
As the Canadian government slashes the budgets of Indigenous organizations across the country, many are struggling to stay afloat. This has forced Indigenous organizations to accept funds from the most controversial source—oil & gas or resource...
The Indigenous Girls Being Pushed into Canada’s Sex Trade Are Getting Younger and Younger
A recent report published by the Canadian Women’s Foundation has revealed some terrifying details about Canada’s sex trade. For one, the perpetrators pushing young indigenous girls into sexual bondage are oftentimes members of their own family.
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