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The Daniels case is about the scope of the Federal government’s jurisdiction over indigenous people.  This jurisdiction is laid out in s. 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867 which says that Parliament has jurisdiction over “Indians and...

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle intended to resolve jurisdictional disputes within, and between, provincial/territorial and federal governments concerning payment for

services to First Nations children when the service is av...

The Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Overview document is a 22-page report that summarizes and guides Canadian Police operational decision-making on more targeted crime prevention, better community engagement and enhance...

 Idle No More is a movement led by Indigenous people of Canada in pursuit of environmental justice. It was founded in December 2012 by four women: three First Nations women and one non-Native ally. It is a grassroots movement among the A...

"The Sisters In Spirit initiative is a multi-year research, education and policy initiative funded by Status of Women Canada. The initiative is designed to address the disturbing numbers of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls...

On behalf of the Canadian Federal Government, Stephen Harper apologizes to the survivors of the Indian Residential School System.

"Nous le regrettons, We are sorry, Nimitataynan, Niminchinowesamin, Mamiattugut."

You can read the full state...

 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) begins on June 2, 2008. It was organized through the  Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The commission was part of a holistic and comprehensive response to the abuse inflicted...

In 2003, a group of Anishinaabe women led by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin of the 3 Fires

Lodge initiated the Mother Earth Water Walks (MEWWS) to raise awareness of water issues, both the sacred connection between people – especially wom...

The settlement was meant to contribute to resolution after the tragic legacy of the church-run schools, in which tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were taken from their families, often to live in situations of deprivation.

While th...

"The Millennium Scoop refers to the current status of Status Aboriginal children in care. According to statistics, there are more than double the number of First Nation children in care now, than there were at the highest point of the 60...

Gathering Strength is an ac

tion plan designed to renew the relationship with the Aboriginal people of Canada. This plan builds on the principles of mutual respect, mutual recognition, mutual responsibility and sharing which were identifi...

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision on the claim to Aboriginal title and self government made by the Chiefs of the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en Nations.

"The appellants, all Gitksan or Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, both i...

The Royal Commission was established in 1991, in response to a growing awareness of issues

within the Aboriginal community in Canada, brought to a head by situations such as The Oka Crisis.  The final report came out after five years of i...

The Gordon’s Indian Residential School operated from 1888 until 1996. It was initially run by the Anglican church of Canada, then later handed over to the Indian and Eskimo Welfare Commission, and then finally the Government of Canada.

Di...

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