News in Aboriginal Issues
This Vancouver Sun editorial discusses the disproportionately high number of First Nations people in Canadian prisons and their under-representation on juries.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of some of the thousands of First Nations people adopted out during the "60s scoop."
A northwestern Ontario First Nation community is declaring victory in its 11-year court battle to stop logging on traditional lands -- a ruling their lawyer says could have legal implications for similar disputes across Canada.
Gladue reports, in-depth court reports about native offenders' circumstances, are not accessible in Grey-Bruce, and a local judge says because this situation presents "very legitimate concerns," she has vowed to do what she can to address the problem.
The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in the case of Cunningham v. Alberta. Represented by Laurie Letheren and Tess Sheldon of ARCH Disability Law Centre, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) intervened in the appeal before the Supreme Court.
Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says first nations children are more likely to go to jail than to graduate from high school. A Globe and Mail columnist looks at how these incarceration numbers will increase with the Harper government's proposed crime bill.
Lakehead University in Thunder Bay has received approval -- and $1.5 million in provincial funding -- to open the province's first law school in 42 years, and it will be geared toward aboriginal legal issues.
A traveller who tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border into Cornwall has discovered that the Haudenosaunee passport held by many in the Iroquois Confederacy is not among the types of identifications accepted by Canadian border officials.
A video put together by Canada's largest labor union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, celebrated National Aboriginal Day by launching a new campaign, Justice for Aboriginal Peoples -- It's Time!
First Nations people living on reserves will get the same human rights protections as other Canadians for the first time, following the closing of a 30-year legislative gap.