A day to remember the atrocious treatment of more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, who were taken from their families and forced into residential schools to assimilate.
Kerry Coast argues in her new book that the colonial period has never ended for First Nations people in Canada. Kerry Coast is a journalist and activist on indigenous issues.
In this blog, Daniel Wilson comments on a recent article in Policy magazine by Robin Sears, The AFN and the PM: Retiring the Missionaries.
Harper's aggressive actions since the Assembly of First Nations election more than proves his real agenda -- to once and for all eliminate the "Indian problem" -- and it's do or die time for us.
What has got all the fringe right-wingers all abuzz recently? It is the Harper government's plans to divide up reserve lands into individual parcels of land (fee simple).
Time and again the Harper Conservative government denies Canada's role in our poverty, tries to sugarcoat the past and puts their assimilatory agenda on fast-forward.
When I hear Indigenous people demanding that we all speak with one voice, I shiver at the thought of how we might unify ourselves into oblivion.
On This Day
The Indian Act is a racist piece of legislation that continues to haunt Indigenous people.
The national Aboriginal organizations in Canada need to rethink their support of Conservatives as partners in anything but the cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples.
Kaie Kellough's Maple Leaf Rag is a rollicking guided tour of an "other" Canada, a black diasporic, jazzy-bluesy rumination on notions of place and identity.