First Nations

reproductive rights

Indigenous Women in Canada Are Still Being Sterilized Without Their Consent

In the 20th century, the U.S. and Canada carried out a quiet genocide against Indigenous women through coerced sterilization. In 2019, it’s still happening.
Ankita Rao
9.9.19
Canada

What I Learned at Canada’s Most Deliriously Patriotic Light Show

How can a light show be racist, you ask? The “Northern Lights” on Parliament Hill delivers in both official languages.
Jack Hauen
8.23.19
Indigenous issues

Indigenous Artists Tell Us What They Think About Land Acknowledgements

Cultural events in Canada often start with a statement to recognize the gathering is taking place on Indigenous land. Here's what five Indigenous artists think of the practice.
Graham Isador
8.9.19
News

Justin Trudeau Facing Outcry Over Sarcastic Response to Grassy Narrows Protesters

It’s the latest in a string of controversies faced by Trudeau.
Rachel Browne
3.28.19
News

Trans Mountain Expansion Gets Another Green Light from National Energy Board

The report brings Justin Trudeau’s government one step closer to building the pipeline.
Hilary Beaumont
2.22.19
News

Neskantaga First Nation Fires Contractor Tasked With Fixing Water Treatment Plant

The First Nation has the longest-running drinking water advisory in Canada—25 years.
Hilary Beaumont
2.14.19
child welfare

Family of newborn seized in a Winnipeg hospital hopes to be reunited with the baby

A live video of the government apprehension of the infant sparked outrage toward the practice that disproportionately targets Indigenous children
Rachel Browne
1.15.19
child welfare

Video shows officials seizing newborn from mother in Winnipeg hospital

The apprehension was livestreamed by a relative of the First Nations woman. More than 90% of children apprehended in Manitoba are Indigenous.
Rachel Browne
1.11.19
Indigenous

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs open gate to avoid RCMP confrontation

Members of the First Nation say they will take their fight over land rights in northern B.C. to court.
Hilary Beaumont
1.10.19
Photos

A Portrait of Life in Yellowknife’s Shack Community

Photographer Pat Kane’s ‘Offgrid’ series, about shack-dwellers and houseboaters off Great Slave Lake, needs to be seen.
Pat Kane
12.21.18
Weed

How First Nations Are Dealing With Thriving, but Illegal, Cannabis Stores

In Ontario, where you can only legally buy weed from the province’s online store, dispensaries on First Nations are largely operating without interference from the state.
Colin Graf
12.20.18
Indigenous

Police watchdog calls out Thunder Bay police for systemic racism

An unprecedented review has found police let racist attitudes hinder investigations into sudden deaths of Indigenous people.
Rachel Browne
12.12.18
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