News in Aboriginal Issues
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the UN's main authority on women's human rights, has decided to conduct an inquiry into the murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls across Canada.
This blog post responds to comments people have made to news articles in the mainstream media about Attawapiskat.
Retired Canadians who need help applying for pension benefits are forced to use convoluted government telephone systems and wait on hold for long periods of time just to get through to under-resourced call centres.
Ever since Cindy Blackstock filed a human rights complaint accusing the government of willfully underfunding child welfare services to First Nations children on reserves, the government has been spying on her.
The Superior Court of Justice has put yet another jury trial on hold until this week over an issue that could open the province up to appeals from criminal lawyers challenging the racial makeup of juries.
Child welfare services for Inuit children and their families are lagging behind the needs of the regions, says a new report prepared by Inuit Tuttarvingat.
The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), is gathering feedback from aboriginal communities across Canada regarding matters of nation, identity, cultural membership, and perceived gender inequities in the Indian Act, specifically Section 6.
Many First Nations communities in northern Ontario are facing a "crisis situation" that is quickly deteriorating and will continue to do so if Canadians don't take notice and help, says James Bartleman, Ontario's former lieutenant-governor.
Indian residential school survivors who want to apply for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) need to do so by September 19, 2011.