While residential schools may have ended in Canada, their legacy and generational trauma has not.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding regalia that was stolen from a First Nation in central Saskatchewan.
The Manitoba Métis Federation says it plans to conduct its own investigation into a retired priest now charged with indecent assault at a residential school in the province.
A proposal to create the first purpose-built medical boarding home in Ottawa for Inuit has been met with a force of local opposition .With the city’s planning committee set to vote on the development, arguments over land use will run headlong into concerns that some in the community don’t value Inuit health care.
As a result of its findings, the committee recommends the federal government undertake a review of all programs to identify areas where funding could be delivered directly to Indigenous governments, organizations and communities.
Tantalus Community School in Carmacks, Yukon. The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation says it’s received numerous complaints about the school in recent months and wants to see immediate action from the Yukon government in response. (Anna Desmarais/CBC )
In 2019, Canada signed a $1.47-billion settlement with thousands of former students of the federally funded day school system. While separate from the residential school system, Indian or federal day schools were a part of a federal policy aimed at assimilating Indigenous children, and often had affiliations to the Roman Catholic, United, Anglican and other churches. Nearly 700 day schools operated across Canada between 1863 and 2000. The claims process opened in January 2020 and the deadline to submit a claim for compensation is July 13.
Archibald says allegations of bullying, harassment ‘manufactured distraction,’ calls for forensic audit of AFN