First Nations

Aboriginal communities left behind in development discourse

The term “developed country” shouldn’t imply that countries in the global North have reached a sort of utopia.Continue...

Protests spark righteous anger

Last Friday, members of the First Nations, activists, environmentalists and many others held peaceful demonstrations across Canada. The Idle No More movement has swept up the nation, causing an awakening over important issues that can’t be ignored.Continue...

Sharing grandfather teachings through art

Honesty, humility, love, wisdom, bravery, respect, and truth — these are the seven grandfather teachings that guide the conscience of the First Nations people.Continue...

Education is the pathway to reconciliation

Earlier this month, after a five-year investigation into the brutal history of the residential school system, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee released a report naming education as a pathway to reconciliation.Continue...

Idle No More demonstrators protest celebration of Sir John A. Macdonald

Not all attendees of this weekend’s bicentenary celebrations of Sir John A. Macdonald were celebrating.Continue...

Radical tactics are effective

While radical political tactics like rail blockades enrage many Canadians, they galvanize action on First Nations issues.Continue...

First Nations rally blocks VIA rail lines

VIA Rail’s train services between Kingston and Belleville were disrupted on Wednesday after a group of activists stood on the tracks to raise public awareness about missing or murdered First Nations women.Continue...

Reclaiming significance

She was singing on her own long before she made a career of it.Continue...

Culture clash over kid’s care

Two Winnipeg foster parents will soon learn whether or not they can continue caring for the child who has been with them for two yearsContinue...

Idle No More gains local following

Idle No More, the protest movement that’s been gaining ground both nationally and internationally since it began in December, will hit Queen’s this afternoon.Continue...

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