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Erasmus pointed to several Indigenous Athletes who are competing in this year's Olympics, including Kevin Koe, the skip of Canada's men's curling team who is Gwich'in from the N.W.T., and women's hockey player Brigitte Lacquette, a member of the Cote First Nation in Saskatchewan. He said if Team ...
On Tuesday, Chapman and others from the Open Door spoke of the difficult relationship between the Montreal police force and indigenous people who frequent nearby Cabot Square. They called for more and better training and noted the importance of having it implemented with younger officers.

Jennifer Podemski poses for a portrait at Black Rock Coffee in Toronto, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. About 20 years ago, Toronto-born screen star Jennifer Podemski was growing frustrated with a lack of work for Indigenous Actors and storytellers such as herself and took matters into her own hands by becoming ...
As cultivation of coca leaf - the raw material for cocaine - surges in Peru, waves of migrant farmers from the Andes are settling on Indigenous land in the Amazon to grow the illicit crop, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime and regional land authorities. UN data shows the amount of ...
"Right now we collect data on our employees and we have just below four per cent ... self-identified as Aboriginal within our organization". Interior Health currently employs 750 self-identifying indigenous people out of a total 19,600 employees. Anderson says by adding 1,200, they will near the goal of ten ...

The ensuing legal journey lasted more than eight years, as Desautel fought to prove his Indigenous heritage, and thus his right to hunt in lands which were his ancestors' territory long before any border was drawn. The case appeared to reach an end in December, when the the provincial government lost ...
But while new to Western science, the behaviors of the nighthawks have long been known to the Alawa, MalakMalak, Jawoyn and other indigenous peoples of northern Australia whose ancestors occupied their lands for tens of thousands of years. Unlike most scientific studies, Bonta and Gosford's team ...
The rates have consistently increased every year since. The Office of the Correctional Investigator reports the incarceration rate of indigenous people is now at 26.4 per cent of the federal prison population, while they comprise only four per cent of the Canadian population. Incidentally, the Canadian crime ...
The recent Closing the Gap report has highlighted the lack of progress in Indigenous affairs since the apology to the Stolen Generations a decade ago. Although not a specific target, safe, appropriate and affordable housing is acknowledged to be a fundamental building block for improving the well-being of ...
Ronalda Cadiente Brown has accepted the position of Assistant Dean for Indigenous and Multicultural education at the University of Alaska Southeast. She will assume new responsibilities and continue her role as Director of the PITAAS program -- Preparing Indigenous teachers and Administrators for ...
Indigenous groups are working to develop a provincial strategy to cater to tourists who want outdoor adventure and cultural experiences with an Aboriginal flavour. The potential was discussed at a forum in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Feb. 12-13. Jill Larkham, director of tourism with the Nunatsiavut ...
"Too many feel and fear that our country and its institutions will never deliver the fairness, justice, and real reconciliation that indigenous peoples deserve," said Trudeau in his address. Indigenous leaders were cautiously optimistic over the announcement. "I welcome his words. It's an entire paradigm shift ...
This month the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Productivity Commission released promising statistics on Indigenous retention rates. The ABS found that while the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander students who finished school remained well below that of non-Indigenous students, the ...
Jacob Keed believes he's invented a "one stop shop" for Australians looking to find local Indigenous services. Mr Keed's app, Nations Connect, allows people to search near them for local elders or businesses and nearby health, cultural and social services for Aboriginals and Torres strait Islanders. He said ...
'Collective madness' is reportedly common among the Miskito Indigenous group. The ministry lists common symptoms as including hallucinations, anxiety, convulsions, restlessness, violent outbreaks, coma-like unconsciousness, and short-term memory loss. One of the most common side-effects is a ...
Thousands of people from an Indigenous forest community in Kenya are accusing the government of forcefully evicting them from their ancestral land. The Sengwer indigenous people live in the Embobut forest in the western highlands of Kenya. They've been targets of violence and threats from the Kenya ...

Of the group of 22 Indigenous students -- the latest intake of Year 7s at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition school -- some have travelled from as far as remote islands off the west coast of Arnhem Land to fulfil the dream of a city education. Few had been on an aeroplane before embarking on the ...
A study looking into homelessness among Indigenous Montrealers has painted a stark picture of the situation, and it's recommending housing specifically for Inuit, First Nations and other indigenous peoples to help alleviate the problem. The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community strategy Network initiated ...
But a remote Northern Territory Indigenous family and a Sydney marketing firm have teamed up for an ambitious plan to bottle water from an Arnhem Land spring for distribution across Australia. It is one of the latest projects resulting from renewed efforts by Indigenous groups to get their communities off ...
(Courtesy of Two Spirits). Last week (Feb. 9), an all-white jury in Saskatchewan, Canada found a white farmer named Gerald Stanley not guilty for the murder of Colten Boushie, a Cree man. The case has spurred massive responses across Canada and Indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island, the ...
OTTAWA -- In the midst of a growing and sometimes angry debate over how the judicial system treats Canada's indigenous people, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that his government would ask them in a series of formal meetings how to fundamentally change the laws to better ...
"I just finished up a series of town hall visits in communities all across Canada. And everywhere I went, there was at least one person who wanted to know what our government is doing to combat racism, to help advance reconciliation, and improve the quality of life for indigenous peoples. "There were ...
Justin Trudeau with the Assembly of First Nations national chief, Perry Bellegarde, in Gatineau in 2015. Trudeau said the legal framework would be 'full, rigorous and meaningful'. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters. Canada will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of indigenous people in all ...
The survivor said the hitmen were driving a green truck, were heavily armed and looked like ministerial police force. Codedi-Xanica is an autonomous Indigenous organization working for human rights in Oaxaca, a southern state in Mexico, with a presence in over 50 communities for "autonomy on a daily ...
This comes after an all-white jury made up of 12 people acquitted a white farmer of murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Indigenous man. Colton Boushie died after being shot in the head by Gerald Stanley, who said the gun misfired when he was defending his property, in the western province of ...
Aspects that herald grave concern from this year's report card include the fact that Indigenous attendance rates in the secondary grades have declined slightly (by less than two percentage points) from 2014 to 2017, without an equivalent fall in non-Indigenous attendance. In 2017 77.1% of all students ...
Red Rising, a "non-profit Indigenous magazine from Winnipeg providing an unfiltered space for Indigenous youth to share their stories," has been around since 2015. The collective is made up of Indigenous and non-indigenous people, but it's Indigenous-led. All of its founding members are Indigenous ...
REGINA -- An organization that bills itself as the voice of rural Saskatchewan is calling for consideration, patience and understanding following the acquittal of a farmer in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says in a statement that it ...
Many Indigenous Athletes have represented Australia at the Summer Olympics. But, in Pyeongchang, figure skater Harley Windsor is set to become Australia's first Indigenous Winter Olympian. While Windsor's selection deserves celebration, it's surprising it has taken until now for an Indigenous Australian ...
Ten years ago, Kevin Rudd, Australia's then-prime minister, apologised in parliament to generations of Aboriginal children who were forcibly taken from their homes and put in state institutions. In a special interview, he told Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas that more can still be done to support the Indigenous ...
As a long-haired man stood up in a Saskatchewan courtroom to be vetted as a potential juror in the second degree murder trial of a white farmer accused of killing an Indigenous man last week, Chris Murphy looked on. The defence lawyer didn't expect a single Indigenous person to make it onto the jury, ...
REGINA - An organization that bills itself as the voice of rural Saskatchewan is calling for consideration, patience and understanding following the acquittal of a farmer in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man. The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says in a statement that it believes ...
Closing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is essential, and will ultimately be highly beneficial to the nation's economy. However, given that the government has committed to reviewing its entire strategy, it seems a bit premature to be announcing a raft of new funding measures ...
Frustration and anger have been simmering within the Canadian Indigenous community after a Saskatchewan jury last week delivered a not-guilty verdict for Gerald Stanley in relation to the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Red Pheasant First Nation resident. In August 2016, Colten Boushie and four of his ...
The lawyer for the family of Trevor King said police should be better trained to deal with people who are severely depressed or mentally impaired, as well as Indigenous. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP. North Queensland police have been accused of spear-tackling and manhandling an Indigenous man just ...
Ray Peckham, a young Indigenous activist captured on film by Asio agents. Photograph: Macquarie University. In the early 1950s, as acute Cold War paranoia about possible communist infiltration began dominating Australian politics, the next generation of indigenous activists took their equality fight to ...
Between 1910 and 1970, Australia had a policy of forcing the Indigenous children into state care. It was a policy of racial discrimination, and the decades of damage turned into painful memories that existed like a wound. Australia's politicians had battled for years over whether an apology should be made.
Australia has made some progress in improving the lives of its indigenous people but not in four of seven key areas, an annual report card has found. The government's Closing The Gap report tracks targets aimed at reducing inequality between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Only one target ...
On Friday, Gerald Stanley was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie. Photograph: Canadian Press/Rex/Shutterstock. indigenous activists have called for urgent changes to Canada's legal system after an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of murdering a young Cree ...
BATTLEFORD, Saskatchewan -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's push for reconciliation of Canada's troubled history with its indigenous people particularly resonates here in the town of Battleford, in the central part of Saskatchewan Province. A pass system, similar to South Africa's under apartheid, once ...
A group representing southern Manitoba First Nations hopes a new partnership with an organization that focuses on creating opportunities for Indigenous employment will bring economic opportunities to Indigenous communities in the province. The Southern Chiefs' Organization announced an agreement ...
The provincial government is spending millions of dollars to make Ottawa's courts work better, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi said at his old University of Ottawa law school this week, and the smallest piece of it might be the most important: a tiny program for helping indigenous people get bail when they ...
For lawyer and indigenous activist Roberta Jamieson, Canada has arrived at a crossroads. "We're confronted with one arrow pointing to worsening conditions and the other toward indigenous peoples having a sustainable future," she says. But the latter won't unfold without work and help from all ...
In the partnerships session, Ian Horne, director, environment and community relations with Greenstone gold mines, Michael Fox, president of Indigenous Community Engagement Inc. And sits on the board of directors and is co-chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee for PDAC, and Jolene Recollet, ...
The Pittsfield school Committee recently decided the answer to that question is no, voting unanimously to change the school holiday formerly known as Columbus Day to indigenous peoples Day. In doing so, they join dozens of other entities around the country, including several states, to honor the ...
Most people living in Peru's Amazon regions are Indigenous, a group of people who remain excluded and discriminated against. According to one former president, indigenous people are an obstacle to development, "artificial communities that own 200,000 hectares on paper but only farm 10,000 hectares ...
indigenous peoples have acknowledged one another's lands for centuries, but in the past decade, some Western governments have begun to promote the practice. An acknowledgment might be short: "This event is taking place on traditional Chickasaw land." Or it might be longer and more specific: "We ...
The Australian government has "effectively abandoned" its central strategy to improve the lives of its indigenous people, a non-government review has said. The Closing The Gap strategy, which began in 2008, sets out targets in areas such as health and education. It is designed to reduce levels of Indigenous disadvantage ...
Indigenous and northern leaders in Saskatchewan are weighing the economic benefits of the marijuana industry with its health risks to decide if they should support retailers and producers in their communities. A number of First Nations leaders this week met with a B.C. business offering to help them set up ...


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