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Canada’s national police force admits it has been racist towards Indigenous people

Decades after taking Indigenous children from their home, against their will, Canada's national police force is admitting that racism is still a problem — but that they want to fix it.
Davide Mastracci
7.12.16
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Canada Adopts UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples, but Some Are Skeptical Anything Will Change

Cheers erupted as Canada announced it will fully support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the position of the previous government, which nine years ago made it one of four countries to reject the document.
Tamara Khandaker
5.10.16
politics

This Is a Moment in Canadian Politics Indigenous People Have Been Waiting For

“I’m immensely proud to be an Aboriginal person in this country and I’m equally proud to be a Canadian,” said Jodi Wilson-Raybould, the first justice minister in Canadian history who is indigenous.
Tamara Khandaker
11.5.15
politics

‘Another Arrow in Our Quiver’: Indigenous Voters Rally Ahead of Canadian Election

Indigenous voters have been historically absent in federal elections, and with electors having conflicted ideas about participating in Canadian politics, it’s unclear whether mobilization efforts will actually work.
Hilary Beaumont
9.4.15
Sports

This Man Wants to Help Canadian First Nations Youth by Giving Them Skateboards

Justin Darrow believes an education on the ramps teaches things you won't learn in school.
Brigitte Noël
6.2.15
News

Will an Inquiry into the Deaths of Canadian Aboriginal Women Bring Peace to Their Families?

Mag Cywink, who has spent over two decades searching for justice in her sister's murder, fears a national inquiry will hurt those who it is trying to help the most.
Jane Gerster
5.11.15
News

Talking to Canada’s Status of Women Minister About What Can Be Done to Stop Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Kellie Leitch is responsible for the status of women and labor portfolios. She sat down with VICE Canada to talk about violence against women.
Justin Ling
3.30.15
News

How to Fix the Poisoned Relationship Between the RCMP and Aboriginal Women

Following news of yet another Canadian police officer mistreating an aboriginal woman, we spoke to the vice president of the Native Women's Association of Canada about how to rebuild the fractured relationship between cops and women in the country.
Raf Katigbak
1.13.15
News

The Teenager Calling for an Inquiry into Canada's Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Rinelle Harper, a victim of assault herself, appealed to the country at the Assembly of First Nations.
Raf Katigbak
12.10.14