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Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Canada's reconciliation plans have failed
Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Canada's reconciliation plans have failed (March 3, 2020)

Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.


Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe hails end to nuclear waste project (February 3, 2020)

The Sault Tribe has taken a leadership position in defending the waters of the upper Great Lakes from industrial pollution.


The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media
The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media (May 10, 2019)

Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.


The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate
The Conversation: Indigenous researchers plant seeds of hope for health and climate (February 19, 2019)

It’s the land that brings us together, the land that teaches relationship-based ways of knowing about the natural world and its food systems.


Darcy Lindberg: First Nations win decision requiring increase in treaty payments
Darcy Lindberg: First Nations win decision requiring increase in treaty payments (January 16, 2019)

Indigenous legal traditions can point us in the right direction, towards a wealth of gratitude, justice and a good life.


'Broken Trust': Police rebuked for supicious deaths and racism against Indigenous people
'Broken Trust': Police rebuked for supicious deaths and racism against Indigenous people (December 17, 2018)

Two scathing reports confirm what Indigenous people have felt all along: they are not welcome in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our Mohawk way of life was destroyed (September 13, 2018)

The Mohawk people thrived until the need for cheap power led to the destruction of our homelands.


'Chief Wahoo' logo disappears as baseball team plays in Canada
'Chief Wahoo' logo disappears as baseball team plays in Canada (September 7, 2018)

Two years after a Native architect took aim at the Cleveland professional baseball team's racist imagery, the team has responded.


Elizabeth Hawksworth: My grandfather taught me about resilience
Elizabeth Hawksworth: My grandfather taught me about resilience (August 28, 2018)

Returning to culture is a duty my grandfather believed Native elders had to their communities.


'The need to Indigenize curriculum in Canada is not up for debate'
'The need to Indigenize curriculum in Canada is not up for debate' (July 23, 2018)

The calls of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission mean that we can no longer simply repeat the stories that we have heard and memorized.


Riley Kucheran: Indigenous artists shine at inaugural fashion event
Riley Kucheran: Indigenous artists shine at inaugural fashion event (June 13, 2018)

Indigenous people recently gathered on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee for the inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto.


DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans
DNA study finds relations near and far among the first Americans (June 1, 2018)

Are we all related? Scientists are still trying to figure that out.


First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.