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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.
Martha Troian
6.3.15
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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.
Martha Troian
5.12.15
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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.
Martha Troian
8.28.14
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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.
Martha Troian
8.21.14
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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.
Martha Troian
7.31.14
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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...
Martha Troian
7.4.14
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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.
Martha Troian
5.13.14
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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...
Martha Troian
4.15.14