Tag Archives: News/Indigenous

Hinterland Who’s Who releases vignette on ravens in 6 Indigenous languages

By | July 17, 2019

Hinterland Who’s Who, the series of iconic public service announcements about Canadian wildlife, has released a new video on the common raven available in six Indigenous languages. The 30-second vignette joins the profiles on freshwater turtles and wolverines released in 2017 that are available with Woods Cree, Denesuline, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Ojibway and Oji-Cree translations.  Hinterland Who’s Who began airing on Canadian television in 1963… Read More »

National Métis group gave IT contracts to 2 companies linked to policy adviser

By | July 16, 2019

The Métis National Council (MNC), facing its second federal audit in the last seven years, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to two companies directed by the same MNC policy adviser for IT-related work, according to records obtained by CBC News.  The MNC  paid one of the companies over $200,000 for three months of IT-related work to develop an… Read More »

RCMP investigation triggered audit of national Métis organization 

By | July 15, 2019

The federal government launched an ongoing financial probe of a national Métis organization following a meeting with investigators with the RCMP, CBC News has learned. The federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Department hired Ernst & Young to conduct a compliance audit that began in July 2018 of the Métis National Council (MNC), which receives millions of dollars annually from the… Read More »

Initiative to honour Indigenous veterans with new grave markers and their traditional names

By | July 13, 2019

For nearly four decades, Stephen McGregor searched for the grave of his father’s cousin Sam Gagnon, an Algonquin soldier from Kitigan Zibi, Que., who fought during the First World War. Gagnon enlisted on Nov. 13, 1915 in Ottawa with the 77th Overseas Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, taking the last name of his widowed mother’s second husband.  His… Read More »

Anglican Church of Canada apologizes for spiritual harm to Indigenous Peoples

By | July 12, 2019

In an open letter published Friday, the leader of the Anglican Church of Canada apologized for its “cultural and spiritual arrogance” that caused harm to Indigenous Peoples.  “We followed too much the devices of our hearts in trying to remake Indigenous Peoples in our image,” Fred Hiltz, the most senior archbishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, told CBC News. “We… Read More »

Three-quarters of Indigenous youth optimistic reconciliation will happen in their lifetime, according to poll

By | July 9, 2019

Almost three-quarters of Indigenous youth who took part in a new survey said they are optimistic there will be meaningful reconciliation in their lifetime.  The online poll surveyed 1,377 youth and found 73 per cent of Indigenous youth and 68 per cent of non-Indigenous youth felt somewhat or very optimistic about that outcome. The Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer poll was… Read More »

Powwows finding ways to go green, reducing waste and single-use plastics

By | July 7, 2019

Every July, the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow in Kahnawake, Que., attracts thousands, and powwow committee member Lynne Norton said the waste adds up. Norton said by the end of the weekend, two dumpsters capable of holding 40 cubic yards of debris each are overflowing. That’s about 240 13-gallon trash bags, mostly waste from hungry powwow attendees buying… Read More »

Two-thirds of Indigenous people don’t feel respected in Canada, according to pre-election survey

By | July 1, 2019

Two thirds of Indigenous people feel that the federal government does not respect their community and identity, according to a recent poll. It’s one of the many findings from the poll commissioned by CBC News as the October federal election approaches. Conducted by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue, the poll ran between May 31 and June 10, and… Read More »

‘We don’t want another 30 years of dictatorship’: First Nation unites to oust ‘lifetime’ chief

By | June 26, 2019

While Canada was celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day last week, about 30 members of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen met outside the locked gates of a half-built community centre to topple Chief Edward Machimity, who has gripped the reins of power in the small northern Ontario community for more than 30 years. For the members who gathered last… Read More »