News in Aboriginal Issues
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.
The Conservative government and first nation leaders, in a historic shift from confrontation to co-operation, have agreed to launch a joint effort to transform the schools, economies, and quality of life on reserves across Canada.
A host of problems found in reserve schools across Canada are laid out in heart-wrenching letters from First Nations children, part of a report to the United Nations urging the body to investigate historic inequities in native education.
The department that had been called "Indian Affairs" since before Confederation has been rebranded as "Aboriginal Affairs." A Globe and Mail article says the semantic shift could have all sorts of consequences for native people from the laws governing their treatment, the services they get, and even their identities.
James Bay Treaty No. 9 is the focus of a historic lawsuit that began Monday in Toronto. The case is believed to be the first time a land claims lawsuit against the province of Ontario has actually gone to trial alongside the federal government.