News from Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is a national Aboriginal broadcaster in Canada, with programming by, for, and about Aboriginal Peoples.

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New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

The study says Canada is creating a group of young people who are at higher risk of becoming homeless because they lack resources when coming out of foster care.

August 09, 2017

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry set to begin hearings in May

The five commissioners tasked with examining the high number of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or murdered are scheduled to start hearings in May.

February 28, 2017

Trudeau Liberals announce intervention by human rights commission on First Nations child welfare

The CHRC has agreed to hold discussions with federal officials on the current pace and plans for reforming the First Nation child welfare system, says Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

November 03, 2016

Federal government won't appeal human rights ruling on First Nation child welfare

The federal government won't be appealing a CHRT ruling that determined Indigenous Affairs discriminates against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare services on reserves.

February 22, 2016

Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Read the 94 recommendations here

This page on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network website lists the 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report.

June 02, 2015

PMO ordered Justice department to re-word Criminal Code to weaken Gladue principles for Aboriginal offenders

The Prime Ministers Office directed the Justice department to reword portions of the Criminal Code to "diminish" the effect of Gladue principles for Aboriginal offenders before the courts.

March 27, 2015

Ottawa spends more money fighting Aboriginal peoples in court than anyone else

Aboriginal Affairs spent more money on litigation than any other department in the federal government.

November 13, 2013

Federal Court: Human Rights Tribunal 'not fair' in dismissing First Nations child discrimination complaint against Ottawa

The Federal Court issued a stinging rebuke to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Wednesday in a ruling overturning a decision to dismiss a discrimination complaint against the federal Aboriginal Affairs department over its funding to First Nations child and welfare services.

April 18, 2012