Indigenous peoples should have more authority to make decisions when it comes to housing in their communities, by combining culturally appropriate wraparound services and homeownership in the form of “Land Back”: meeting Canada’s promises of Truth and Reconciliation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report which mentions the need for housing for safety and security nearly 400 times.
– Katłįà Lafferty
The first signatories to the treaty — members of different nations in North America — put their names on the document in 2014 at the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, with the goal of allowing the free flow of the animals across the international border and restoring the spiritual and cultural connections between bison and Indigenous peoples.
“We know right now that there are approximately 5,000 individuals that speak Mi’kmaw. If we don’t try to revitalize this and promote it, by 2030 anyone that’s under the age of three will lose the language and the opportunity to learn it.”
– Minister of L’nu Affairs Karla MacFarlane
(By CBC News · Yellowknife, NT - July 14, 2022 - Used with Permission) - Some surgeries in the N.W.T. will be postponed as one of the...
Three of Daniel Saunders’s 14 siblings are pictured at his grave site at the Laval Cemetery. From left to right: Joan Saunders, Tim Saunders and Elizabeth Adams. They’re demanding to know why authorities failed to notify them that their brother had died and was buried in 2018. (Chloë Ranaldi/CBC News)
The royal commission has been examining the difficulties First Nations people with disabilities living in remote and regional parts of the country have with accessing basic care and services.
A little more than a month after pausing the measure, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Thursday it will be re-implementing random testing for fully vaccinated air travellers arriving into the country at four major Canadian airports: Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto.
The Senate human rights committee began studying the issue back in 2019 and found that — far from being a problem of the distant past — forced and coerced sterilization was still taking place in Canada and Indigenous women were not the only people affected.
The federal Indian day school and federal day school system was an attempt to assimilate Indigenous children, by removing them from their languages and culture. The institutions were often run by religious institutions and some students faced physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Nearly 700 Indian day schools operated across Canada between 1863 and 2000.
Julie Green, the N.W.T. health minister, in the CBC News studio in Yellowknife. Green said Thursday that her department is “robbing Peter to pay Paul” by pulling health staff from other areas to ensure emergency care is still available amidst a worker shortage. (Emma Grunwald/ CBC)