Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, left, with Gwich’in Tribal Council Grand Chief Ken Kyikavichik. (Tyanna Bain/CBC)
The AFN’s executive committee voted to suspend her with pay on June 17, pending the outcome of investigations into four complaints against her, and has barred her from the AFN’s annual general meeting in July, where there will be a non-confidence vote on her leadership. Archibald insists she will attend that meeting.
In 1879, Carlisle Barracks became the site of the nation’s first government-run Indian boarding school. It was operated by the Department of the Interior until 1918. Under the motto of “kill the Indian, save the man,” it tried to forcibly assimilate 7,800 Native American children from more than 140 tribal nations through a mix of Western-style education and hard labor. At least 186 children died there, of disease often made worse by poor living conditions and abuse.
Sixty-four delegates representing Dehcho communities cast ballots. Tim Lennie was voted out in first round with 14 votes, while Jim Antoine and Herb Norwegian received 20 and 28 respectively.
The accord, a document intended to further the cause of reconciliation between the city’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, was first signed by more than 80 groups in June 2017. It is rooted in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action as well as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls calls for justice.
The First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun (FNNND) filed a petition to the Yukon Supreme Court last year, soon after the Yukon government gave the green light to Vancouver-based Metallic Minerals Corp.’s project. The quartz exploration project is to happen over 10 years on 52 claims located north of Mayo, Yukon, and within the First Nation’s traditional territory. The problem, according to the First Nation, is that the Yukon government didn’t seem to give much thought to FNNND’s interests or concerns before signing off on the project.
The lawsuit focuses on 29 segregated hospitals operated across the country by the federal government between 1945 and the early 1980s. Researchers say thousands of Indigenous patients may have been admitted to the institutions during that four-decade span. The facilities were overcrowded and inadequately staffed, alleges the statement of claim.
“This is a historic moment for all of us,” associate minister for arts, culture and heritage Kiri Allan said as the legislation passed. “It will be the first national holiday to specifically recognise and celebrate mātauranga Māori [Māori scientific traditions],” she said, giving “a unique, new opportunity to embrace our distinctive national identity and helps to establish our place as a modern Pacific nation”.
When it seems like there’s nowhere to go is when the fiercest battles take place in our mind, body, and spirit. The ones who triumph are forever remembered in history, and the rest are forgotten.
The newest study by researchers at the CDC, published in April in JAMA Network Open, examined data about more than 50,000 older patients with prediabetes between January 2010 and December 2018. Just over 5% of these patients progressed to diabetes annually, it found.