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Provincial police have no plans to stop patrolling Algonquin reserve: minister

QUEBEC -Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux says provincial police have no plans to unilaterally stop patrolling an Algonquin reserve in the northwestern region of Quebec. A chief from the Lac-Simon reserve told Radio-Canada today she’d been informed of a police withdrawal, not long after she’d said the community had lost confidence in the provincial force and didn’t want it there. But Coiteux says the situation remains the same, with Lac-Simon’s own indigenous police force patrolling during the day and provincial…

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  • Phil Fontaine partners with pot producer to help First Nations grow medical marijuana

    A licensed Canadian pot grower has announced it’s teaming up with the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Phil Fontaine, to help give First Nations communities across the country access to medical marijuana. Cronos Group, formerly PharmaCan Capital, said Tuesday it will launch Indigenous Roots with …Read More »
  • Red Scarf Campaign aims to promote HIV Awareness

    Red Scarf Campaign aims to promote HIV Awareness

    By Alex Riese Writer Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Awareness Week kicked off on Wednesday the first day of December with the Red Scarf Campaign. Adapted from the Red Scarf Project that spread hundreds of handmade red scarves around the streets of London, Ont. to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, this campaign gathered 15 …Read More »
  • Call for unity in fight for environmental justice

    Call for unity in fight for environmental justice

    By Alex Riese Writer In the wake of the arrests, tear gassing and constant harassment by riot police, Chief Arvol Looking Horse encouraged young people to stay united to protect the water of life. Looking Horse gave a guest lecture at McMaster University on Nov. 30, which also featured speeches …Read More »
  • Downie sobs during honouring ceremony at AFN

    (AFN-Meeting) GATINEAU, Que. – Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie sobbed as he was honoured at the Assembly of First Nations special chiefs meeting for his work to document the story of a First Nations boy who never made it home from residential school. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looked on as …Read More »
  • Feds’ funding gap has long put First Nations students at disadvantage: PBO

    By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA-The federal government has for years failed to address the higher costs of operating First Nations schools, leaving some students at a disadvantage compared with their peers in the provincial system, the parliamentary budget officer says. The funding divide between educational programming on reserves …Read More »

Editorial

Stop, think, rebuild

The time for kindness is long overdue. For the past three years  there has been more…

Travelling and pipelines

Swearing in date changed, who is in charge?

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Special Reports

Special Section: A Community in Transition

Is Six Nations ready for the re-building of a traditional government: -1924: The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs’ Council were forcibly ousted as the recognized governing body on Six Nations by the RCMP at gunpoint. It came after a group of community members, often referred to as “de-horners” complained about the hereditary nature of the HCCC. Those de-horners went on to become the first elected band council at Six Nations under the authority of the Indian Act. -March 5, 1959: Council House Coup D’etat: Confederacy chiefs and clanmothers, backed by community supporters,…

Press Releases

OPP REMINDS HUNTERS TO OBEY TRESPASSING LAWS

               (HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)…

The Cree Nation deeply disturbed by lack of action on police abuse of indigenous women in Val d’Or

Declaration of the Aboriginal Women of Val-d’Or