The first story I heard about “the missing” was from a Dene elder, Catherine, just over 10 years ago. She was speaking about the impact of tuberculosis on her family at a health conference. The topic triggered her memories of residential school, and of a younger sister who never returned.
Jason Kenney has built his political reputation around a willingness to fight — and is pushing back against so-called "cancel culture" even after 215 children's remains were found at a Kamloops residential school, writes columnist Max Fawcett.
More than five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on the federal government to revise the Canadian citizenship oath and exam guide, newcomers still study a book that contains a single paragraph on residential schools and they take an oath that doesn't refer to treaties with Indigenous Peoples.
Five years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report, commissioners Murray Sinclair, Wilton Littlechild and Marie Wilson are coming together to voice their concerns about the slow pace of reconciliation in Canada.
The University of Regina is being urged to cancel a lecture by a celebrated Canadian poet who has worked with an Indigenous woman's killer, but the school says doing so would go against its principles.
The leader of the Assembly of First Nations says the minority government elected on Monday, October 21, 2019, presents an opportunity to keep moving the needle on issues affecting Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
In contrast to the 2015 campaign, when Idle No More was still flourishing and anti-Harper sentiment drove record-high Indigenous turnout, this election sees Indigenous issues on the sidelines, and neither hate nor hope is motivating Native voters.