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Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide Native Sun News: Tribes slam grizzly bear policy as genocide (08/18)
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy are mounting a vigorous challenge to the US government’s proposed removal of Endangered Species Act protections from the grizzly bear.
Don Marks: Government policies kept Native people from polls Don Marks: Government policies kept Native people from polls (08/12)
Political candidates who are counting on support from indigenous people are often told they usually don't vote.
Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse (08/12)
Lacrosse is a game invented by the Iroquois many generations before contact with the Europeans as an alternative to war and conflict among communities and nations and as a contest which promotes peace and physical healing.
Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests (08/10)
Aalayna Spence competed as her chosen gender in two talent competitions in Manitoba.
Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments Mike Myers: Settler regimes overthrew indigenous governments (08/07)
As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it.
Native cousins excited for roles as extras on 'Portlandia' show Native cousins excited for roles as extras on 'Portlandia' show (08/06)
Leah Arcand and Joi Arcand drew the attention of producers after posting pictures of themselves dressed like some of the characters in the show.
Canada sues First Nations for failing to disclose council salaries Canada sues First Nations for failing to disclose council salaries (08/05)
Most bands complied with the controversial First Nations Financial Transparency Act last year but this year is looking different.
Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd Native Sun News: Keystone XL Pipeline protest draws big crowd (07/30)
A massive, new spill from a bitumen pipeline in the tar-sands oil fields of Alberta, Canada’s Athabascan territory fueled a series of pipeline protests by Native Americans and allies across South Dakota.
Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan Aaron Angerman: Alaska Natives not consulted about mine plan (07/28)
I am frightened to think that what happened at Mount Polley could happen here in our back yard now that the Red Chris Mine is operational.
New eatery serves up Indian tacos and bannock burgers New eatery serves up Indian tacos and bannock burgers (07/21)
Neechie's Pizzeria & Taco opened to brisk business in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Disputed leader of Alturas Rancheria blasts sister on marijuana Disputed leader of Alturas Rancheria blasts sister on marijuana (07/16)
Phillip Del Rosa accused his sister, Wendy, of providing false information to federal authorities.
Native entrepreneur from Canada funded tribal marijuana grows Native entrepreneur from Canada funded tribal marijuana grows (07/10)
Jerry Montour 'financed' the operations at the Alturas Rancheria and the XL Rancheria in California, according to a Bureau of Indian Affairs special agent.
Charles Kader: Mohawk man looked for signs of escaped prisoners Charles Kader: Mohawk man looked for signs of escaped prisoners (07/07)
The escaped killers from Dannemora were in their third week on the lam when the Akwesasne Bear Clan member Kanaretiio (aka Roger Jock) began to hear a murmuring.
A Tribe Called Red releases free remix of Buffy Sainte-Marie track A Tribe Called Red releases free remix of Buffy Sainte-Marie track (07/02)
The Native DJs are showing some love to the legendary musician and activist.
Bois Forte Band expands economy with second Tim Hortons Cafe Bois Forte Band expands economy with second Tim Hortons Cafe (07/02)
The Canadian-based fast casual restaurant is known for its coffee and doughnuts.
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Being patriotic and being Native in Canada Elizabeth Hawksworth: Being patriotic and being Native in Canada (07/02)
Natives often have issues with patriotism because so much of Canada was built on colonialism and on fear, trickery, and massacre.
Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (07/02)
I may be pale-skinned, but I honor my traditions through the telling of my people’s stories, by speaking my people’s language and even by creating the traditional art.
First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony (06/23)
Christina Gray will the first person to wear a Tsimshian button blanket and cedar hat to the bar ceremony.
Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people Elizabeth Hawksworth: Church owes apology to Native people (06/23)
I stand up now for the thousands of my brothers and sisters who were killed in the Canadian residential school genocide.
Mark Trahant: National Aboriginal Day stirs new hope in Canada Mark Trahant: National Aboriginal Day stirs new hope in Canada (06/23)
For nearly two decades, Canadians have celebrated June 21 as a national holiday to honor the Inuit, First Nations and Metis people.
Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuse Blood Tribe sees big turnout at conference to address drug abuse (06/16)
The tribe dedicated more law enforcement resources and authorized the distribution of anti-overdose kits on the reserve.
Native language requirement added to schools in British Columbia Native language requirement added to schools in British Columbia (06/12)
Students from kindergarten through grade four in Prince Rupert will learn Sm'algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people.
Thomas King: No justice for Native people with residential schools Thomas King: No justice for Native people with residential schools (06/11)
I believe in justice. I can’t say I’ve seen that much of it in my lifetime, but I like the concept.
Terese Marie Mailhot: A young Native life 'discarded' in Canada Terese Marie Mailhot: A young Native life 'discarded' in Canada (06/10)
Our women are walking on too quickly, before they actualize their potentials, before we can revel in their light, before we can tell them we're here.
Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools Pamela Palmater: Genocide was outcome of residential schools (06/09)
In Canada’s residential schools, many Indigenous children were beaten, tortured, raped, medically experimented on, and killed.
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (06/09)
One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Victory with Mohawk land claim in Canada Doug George-Kanentiio: Victory with Mohawk land claim in Canada (06/08)
I recall my uncle, the late Angus George-Sohahiio, talking about the lost area of Dundee and how he believed the Mohawk people had that area of Akwesasne stolen from them.
Opinion: U.S. and Canada hope Native people forget about genocide Opinion: U.S. and Canada hope Native people forget about genocide (06/08)
We will never be able to reverse our wrongs. The only hope is that we forget, that they forget.
Report confirms high rate of HIV infections among First Nations Report confirms high rate of HIV infections among First Nations (06/03)
The rate on reserves in Saskatchewan is 11 times higher than that of Canada.
Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Perspective on Mohawk marriage law Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer: Perspective on Mohawk marriage law (06/03)
Years of multi-generational traumas caused by oppression, racism, attempted assimilation, residential schools, Oka Crisis have made it difficult for many in the community to trust non-natives.
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools (06/03)
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.
Michael Champagne: We are all victims of residential school era Michael Champagne: We are all victims of residential school era (06/02)
All Canadians are victims of Indian residential schools — whether you attended one of the schools, whether you're an inter-generationally affected relative, a parent left behind or a non-aboriginal person in Canada who was fed a false history.
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada (06/02)
More than 7,000 walkers thronged through the streets of Ottawa on May 31 in a show of reconciliation and unity as the five-year investigation into the residential school era of Canada began coming to a close.
First Nations housing program brings just 99 homes to reserves First Nations housing program brings just 99 homes to reserves (05/27)
The Canadian government still supports the First Nations Market Housing Fund even though it has not alleviated poor housing conditions on reserves.
Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drug Blood Tribe combats rise in abuse of extremely dangerous drug (05/27)
In just six months, 20 people have died and 60 people have overdosed by taking an illicit version of a powerful painkiller.

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