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First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
Business | Canada
First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S. (August 1, 2017)
While only a handful of tribes in the United States have successfully entered the marijuana industry, the picture looks a lot different just across the border.

First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth
Canada | Health
First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth (July 10, 2017)
According to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 18 people have taken their lives on reserves in Ontario since January.

Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds
Canada | National | Sports
Native architect's case against racist 'Chief Wahoo' name proceeds (June 6, 2017)
Famed Native architect Douglas Cardinal will be allowed to proceed with a complaint against the racist mascot of the Cleveland professional baseball team.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision
Canada | Law | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors win long battle with court decision (March 6, 2017)
The Canadian government took an active role in ripping the children from their families resulting in psychological, spiritual and physical harm.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors
Canada | Education | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A voice for residential school survivors (October 19, 2016)
For once in our lives we need to have the respect of deciding how we can secure true peace on our terms.

Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada loses complaint against racist mascot (October 18, 2016)
Attorney: 'You could not call a team the New York Jews. Why is it OK to call a team the Cleveland Indians?'

Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot
Canada | Law | Sports
Native architect in Canada files complaint over U.S. baseball team's racist mascot (October 17, 2016)
Douglas Cardinal has 'had enough' of the offensive Cleveland team's mascot.

Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems
Canada | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: First Nations get little help with water problems (August 31, 2016)
Imagine every morning having to set a full pot of tap water on your stove and continuing to wait for it to boil just to be able to drink it.

Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s
Canada | Law
Native mother reunites with children stolen by government in 60s (August 22, 2016)
During the Sixties Scoop, an estimated 20,000 Native children were taken from their homes and placed in foster care or up for adoption.

Inquest fails to resolve deaths of four Native students in Ontario
Canada | Law
Inquest fails to resolve deaths of four Native students in Ontario (July 13, 2016)
Seven students, ranging in ages from 15 to 21, died in Thunder Bay, Ontario, between 2000 and 2011.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (May 23, 2016)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.

Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario
Canada
Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario (March 22, 2016)
Delaine Copenace, 16, had last been seen in downtown Kenora, Ontario, on February 27.

Youth prepare for inaugural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee
Canada | Education
Youth prepare for inaugural First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee (February 18, 2016)
About 140 Native students in Saskatchewan have registered for the April 8 event and the top spellers will advance to the Spelling Bee of Canada on May 15.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco
Business | Canada | Law
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community criticizes seizure of tobacco (February 17, 2016)
The state of Michigan claims the cigarettes, which were manufactured by a company based on a First Nation in Canada, didn't bear state tax stamps.

Families await inquiry into missing and murdered Native women
Canada | Law | National
Families await inquiry into missing and murdered Native women (January 7, 2016)
Top officials in Canada are holding consultation meetings across the country in advance of launching the formal investigation.

Inquiry scheduled into deaths of seven Native youth in Ontario
Canada | Education | Law
Inquiry scheduled into deaths of seven Native youth in Ontario (September 21, 2015)
Six young people, ranging in ages from 15 to 21, died between 2000 and 2011 while attending school in Thunder Bay.

Isadore Day: Justice for Native activist killed by police in 1995
Canada | Law | Opinion
Isadore Day: Justice for Native activist killed by police in 1995 (September 14, 2015)
We continue to remember Dudley George who was a protector of our ancestral lands and a seeker of justice for First Nation people.

First Nations launch inquiry into missing and murdered women
Canada
First Nations launch inquiry into missing and murdered women (September 10, 2015)
Native leaders are tired of waiting for the Canadian government to investigate the large numbers of women who have gone missing or have been murdered.

Native man spent 39 years seeking closure for mother's death
Canada | Law
Native man spent 39 years seeking closure for mother's death (September 8, 2015)
Gary Wassaykeesic was 11 years old when he first confronted the man believed to be responsible for the death of his mother in 1976.

First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony
Canada | Education | Law
First Nations attorney wears regalia to law society ceremony (June 23, 2015)
Christina Gray will the first person to wear a Tsimshian button blanket and cedar hat to the bar ceremony.

Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada
Canada | Education
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (June 9, 2015)
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.

Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools
Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools (June 3, 2015)
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.

Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada
Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada (June 2, 2015)
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.

Murder charges for  deaths of  homeless Native men in Manitoba
Canada | Law
Murder charges for deaths of homeless Native men in Manitoba (April 29, 2015)
John Paul Ostamas, 39, is accused of murdering three people on the streets of Winnipeg.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations (March 17, 2015)
The total land holdings for the Iroquois is 88,716 acres of the original 25,000,000, about 0.034 percent of the ancestral Haudenosaunee territory in New York State.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native snipers among world's deadliest (March 2, 2015)
The Native sharpshooter was able to disrupt field movements and cut the chain of command among the European trained armies with their bright uniformed and glittering metal rank adornments.

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne: Concerns about US border bill (February 18, 2015)
When 9/11 happened, the national media was quick to point to Akwesasne as the route terrorists used to enter the country, and for weeks this information was shared around the world erroneously.

Leader of First Nation welcomes Guardian Angels to reserve
Canada
Leader of First Nation welcomes Guardian Angels to reserve (February 5, 2015)
Chief Georjann Morriseau said the band needs support in its battle against drugs, crime and the sex trafficking industry.

Native girl who refused chemotherapy treatment dies at age 11
Canada
Native girl who refused chemotherapy treatment dies at age 11 (January 21, 2015)
Makayla Sault made headlines when she turned to traditional methods of healing for her leukemia.

Canadian man cleared of federal charges in eagle feather case
Canada | Environment | Law
Canadian man cleared of federal charges in eagle feather case (January 15, 2015)
John P. Volpe is from the Nipissing First Nation but isn't enrolled in a U.S. tribe.

Al Jazeera: Mohawk people spend lives on both sides of border
Canada | National
Al Jazeera: Mohawk people spend lives on both sides of border (January 12, 2015)
Miss the roadside signs welcoming you to Akwesasne and it can be hard to know you've arrived - possibly in another country.

Agency wanted Native woman to buy ancestral home site
Canada
Agency wanted Native woman to buy ancestral home site (November 12, 2014)
Darlene Necan faces a fine of at least $10,000 for building a home on land that belongs to the province of Ontario.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Deskaheh was hero to the Iroquois
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Deskaheh was hero to the Iroquois (November 12, 2014)
Traditional Iroquois place a high value on community service, humility and generosity.

Native woman charged for building home on ancestral land
Canada
Native woman charged for building home on ancestral land (November 10, 2014)
After trying to find housing for years, Darlene Necan took matters into her own hands.

Police in Ontario investigate letter that threatens Native people
Canada | Law
Police in Ontario investigate letter that threatens Native people (September 16, 2014)
The letter was described as 'very disturbing' as is being treated as a hate crime.

Cherokee Nation police find man who disappeared 37 years ago
Canada | National
Cherokee Nation police find man who disappeared 37 years ago (August 27, 2014)
Tribal police acted on a tip from authorities in Canada and found a man who went missing in 1977.

Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records
Canada | Education | Law
Judge orders destruction of residential school survivor records (August 8, 2014)
Records will be destroyed after 15 years but survivors will be able to determine if they want their stories sent to a national archive.

Native Sun News: Site documents missing and murdered women
Canada | National
Native Sun News: Site documents missing and murdered women (July 30, 2014)
Amidst wide spread government intrusion and an epidemic of murder and kidnapping of Indigenous women, First Nation people in Canada are finding ways to address these issues by decolonizing their world and institutions.

Judge hears dispute over fate of residential school documents
Canada | Education | Law
Judge hears dispute over fate of residential school documents (July 17, 2014)
Residential school survivors submitted information about abuse they suffered.

Court to hear dispute over residential school documents in July
Canada | Education
Court to hear dispute over residential school documents in July (June 19, 2014)
Survivors submitted testimony and documents regarding abuse they suffered.

Opinion: Energy development isn't only option for First Nations
Canada | Opinion
Opinion: Energy development isn't only option for First Nations (May 26, 2014)
Writers discuss how energy development debates are affecting First Nations in Ontario.

Authorities investigate mutilated bear found on First Nation
Canada | Law
Authorities investigate mutilated bear found on First Nation (May 22, 2014)
Bear was found on reserve with its paws cut off.

Ojibwe girl who refused chemotherapy won't be placed in care
Canada | Health
Ojibwe girl who refused chemotherapy won't be placed in care (May 20, 2014)
Ten-year-old Ojibwe girl has been relying on traditional medicine.

Hospital reports Native family for using traditional treatments
Canada | Health
Hospital reports Native family for using traditional treatments (May 15, 2014)
Children's Aid Society plans to meet with leaders of the New Credit First Nation to discuss treatment for 11-year-old girl who suffers from leukemia.

Police officer not guilty for incident with 12-year-old Native boy
Canada | Law
Police officer not guilty for incident with 12-year-old Native boy (May 9, 2014)
A police officer in Ontario was found not guilty of assaulting a Native boy.

Inquest into deaths of Native students in Ontario faces a delay
Canada | Education
Inquest into deaths of Native students in Ontario faces a delay (May 7, 2014)
An inquest into the deaths of seven Native students in Ontario will likely be delayed.

Native man's murder trial delayed due to jury roll problem
Canada | Law
Native man's murder trial delayed due to jury roll problem (April 21, 2014)
The murder trial of a Native man has been delayed a year due to problems with the jury roll.

Comic book series to introduce female Native teenage superhero
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
Comic book series to introduce female Native teenage superhero (March 28, 2014)
The creator of the Justice League United comic book series is introducing a Native character.

Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union
Business | Canada | National | Politics
Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union (January 28, 2014)
Andra Rush, a Mohawk woman who started her first company when she was 23, will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union.

Vice: A Tribe Called Red DJ threatened for opposing mascot
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Sports
Vice: A Tribe Called Red DJ threatened for opposing mascot (January 22, 2014)
VICE interviews Ian Campeau, a DJ for A Tribe Called Red, who has been threatened after he filed a human rights complaint against a racist mascot in Ontario:

Judge orders release of residential school abuse records
Canada | Education
Judge orders release of residential school abuse records (January 15, 2014)
The Canadian government has agreed to turn over files related to abuse at a residential school after a judge said the information should be released.

First Nations leaders call for plan to address youth suicide
Canada
First Nations leaders call for plan to address youth suicide (January 9, 2014)
Native leaders are calling for a national action plan to address suicide among youth following the death of the son of a chief.

Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Environment
Neil Young to perform benefit shows for First Nation in Alberta (December 11, 2013)
Neil Young will perform four benefit shows in January for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta.

Fort William First Nation weighs trespassing signs at mountain
Canada
Fort William First Nation weighs trespassing signs at mountain (December 5, 2013)
The Fort William First Nation of Ontario is warning people to stay away from Mount McKay, which lies within the borders of the reserve.

Mayor who admitted drug use defends Washington team name
Canada | Sports
Mayor who admitted drug use defends Washington team name (December 5, 2013)
A Canadian mayor who admitted using illicit substances while in office is defending the use of 'Indian' mascots in sports.

Native Sun News: Native hockey players a hit with Rapid City fans
Canada | National | Sports
Native Sun News: Native hockey players a hit with Rapid City fans (December 5, 2013)
Thunder will rattle your house and lightning will blaze past you without a sound. The same goes for First Nation players Justin Sawyer and Winston Day Chief of the Rapid City Rush.

Ontario tells Native woman to stop work on home off-reserve
Canada
Ontario tells Native woman to stop work on home off-reserve (November 21, 2013)
The province of Ontario has ordered a Native woman to stop building a home off the reserve.

Team to drop offensive mascot after human rights complaint
Canada | Sports
Team to drop offensive mascot after human rights complaint (September 20, 2013)
A youth football team in Canada is dropping its offensive mascot after an Ojibwe man filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Theresa Spence  wins   Attawapiskat First Nation re-election
Canada
Theresa Spence wins Attawapiskat First Nation re-election (August 29, 2013)
Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario won her re-election bid.

Vice: Native women trafficked across the US-Canada border
Canada | Law | National
Vice: Native women trafficked across the US-Canada border (August 28, 2013)
Vice reports on the trafficking of Native women across the U.S-Canada border.

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