First Nations

Parks Canada representative Genevieve Jones, left, hands over Chief Poundmaker's staff to Pauline Poundmaker, his great-great-granddaughter, right, after signing a transfer agreement during a ceremony at Fort Battleford National Historic Site near Battleford, Sask., on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Parks Canada returns Chief Poundmaker’s staff to family at Saskatchewan ceremony

Parks Canada returns Chief Poundmaker’s staff to family at Saskatchewan ceremony

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is framed by a eagle statue as he visits Tk’emlups te Secwepemc in Kamloops, B.C. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trudeau visits Williams Lake First Nation in B.C., says he wants to listen, learn

Trudeau visits Williams Lake First Nation in B.C., says he wants to listen, learn

 

A photograph of St. Philip's Residential School in Saskatchewan from the archives of the Société historique de Saint-Boniface is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Société historique de Saint-Boniface **MANDATORY CREDIT**

First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools

First Nation says 54 potential graves at former Saskatchewan residential schools

 

Indigenous children play in the water-filled ditches in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. A study on indoor air quality and housing characteristics in isolated First Nations communities found elevated rates of respiratory infections and wheezing in young children, which authors say relates to poor conditions within their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Study: First Nations children’s health impacted by poor housing conditions

Study: First Nations children’s health impacted by poor housing conditions

Indigenous children play in the water-filled ditches in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont., Tuesday, April 19, 2016. A study on indoor air quality and housing characteristics in isolated First Nations communities found elevated rates of respiratory infections and wheezing in young children, which authors say relates to poor conditions within their homes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Military faces cold weather issues as it pumps clean drinking water in Iqaluit

Military faces cold weather issues as it pumps clean drinking water in Iqaluit

Stó:lō author Lee Maracle, a leading voice in Indigenous literature, dies at 71

Stó:lō author Lee Maracle, a leading voice in Indigenous literature, dies at 71

The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings in Ottawa on October 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PM says Indigenous talks may offer ‘solution’ so Canada can honour war dead

PM says Indigenous talks may offer ‘solution’ so Canada can honour war dead

The Canadian flag flies at half mast over the Peace tower and parliament buildings in Ottawa on October 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses for a moment as he listens to Chief Rosanne Casimir as she speaks in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Senior members of a British Columbia First Nation have issued an open letter to Trudeau, offering seven immediate steps he could take to prove he is serious about reconciliation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tk’emlúps leaders’ letter sets steps for PM to prove commitment to reconciliation

Tk’emlúps leaders’ letter sets steps for PM to prove commitment to reconciliation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses for a moment as he listens to Chief Rosanne Casimir as she speaks in Kamloops, B.C., Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Senior members of a British Columbia First Nation have issued an open letter to Trudeau, offering seven immediate steps he could take to prove he is serious about reconciliation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘The pain is still there’: Canada marks first Day for Truth and Reconciliation

‘The pain is still there’: Canada marks first Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Shoes are placed on the lawn outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour 215 children after it was announced that ground-penetrating radar had detected unmarked graves near the facility in Kamloops, B.C., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Metis flags are carried as Metis Federation leaders and delegates march to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Metis National Council has elected its first new leader in nearly two decades a day after the organization lost support from the Manitoba Metis Federation over ongoing disputes regarding identity.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Métis National Council elects first new president in 18 years

Métis National Council elects first new president in 18 years

Metis flags are carried as Metis Federation leaders and delegates march to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Thursday, April 14, 2016. The Metis National Council has elected its first new leader in nearly two decades a day after the organization lost support from the Manitoba Metis Federation over ongoing disputes regarding identity.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Residential school survivor proposes Indigenous museum as part of reconciliation

Residential school survivor proposes Indigenous museum as part of reconciliation

Dried flowers rest inside a pair of child's running shoes at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C., on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Teaching Canadians to observe solemn new Truth and Reconciliation Day could take time

Teaching Canadians to observe solemn new Truth and Reconciliation Day could take time

Dried flowers rest inside a pair of child's running shoes at a memorial for the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops, B.C., on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Football Canada, artist Grant produce identity for football in Indigenous communities

Football Canada, artist Grant produce identity for football in Indigenous communities

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children's shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Survivor offers advice on how to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

A woman places one of 215 pairs of children's shoes on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to the 215 children whose remains have been found buried at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, May 28, 2021. When the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation announced the discovery of 215 unmarked graves found at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., Canadians had to face the horrific realities Indigenous children and youth had to live while being forced to attend residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman's Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Supreme Court sides with Lac Seul First Nation over flooding compensation

Supreme Court sides with Lac Seul First Nation over flooding compensation

Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman's Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde addresses the crowd during the conclusion of the AFN's Annual General Assembly in Fredericton, N.B., on July 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray

AFN national chief election goes to third ballot

AFN national chief election goes to third ballot

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde addresses the crowd during the conclusion of the AFN's Annual General Assembly in Fredericton, N.B., on July 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray
A vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on June 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

‘Where home is’: Saskatchewan First Nation gets control of children in care

‘Where home is’: Saskatchewan First Nation gets control of children in care

A vigil takes place where ground-penetrating radar recorded hits of what are believed to be 751 unmarked graves near the grounds of the former Marieval Indian Residential School on the Cowessess First Nation, Sask. on June 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Chief commissioner Marion Buller, front left to right, commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Qajaq Robinson and Michele Audette get ready to prepare the final report to give to the government at the closing ceremony for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Gatineau, Que., Monday, June 3, 2019. Two years after the sweeping findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls were released, a plan to move forward on its 231 calls to justice is finally being released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Two years after MMIWG report, Ottawa releases preliminary national plan

Two years after MMIWG report, Ottawa releases preliminary national plan

Chief commissioner Marion Buller, front left to right, commissioners Brian Eyolfson, Qajaq Robinson and Michele Audette get ready to prepare the final report to give to the government at the closing ceremony for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Gatineau, Que., Monday, June 3, 2019. Two years after the sweeping findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls were released, a plan to move forward on its 231 calls to justice is finally being released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Tanya Talaga doc ‘Spirit to Soar’ details ongoing colonial oppression in Canada

Tanya Talaga doc ‘Spirit to Soar’ details ongoing colonial oppression in Canada

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ doc looks at harm-reduction strategy in Kainai First Nation

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ doc looks at harm-reduction strategy in Kainai First Nation