First Nations Funding: A System Built to Fail?

During our recent sit-down with outgoing Chief Marcel Balfour, it wasn’t long before the discussion turned to Canada’s infamous ‘2% funding cap.’ That’s the cap Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) places on annual increases to First Nations’ budgets. According to a report hosted on the department’s own website, this “2 per cent funding cap […]

Innocent Indigenous Women Finally Released From Mexican Prison

Al Jazeera‘s Franc Contreras files this report on the release of Alberta Alcántara and Teresa González Cornelio, two Indigenous Otomi women falsely charged with holding federal police officers hostage. Additional background on their case is available through Amnesty International. The Associated Press also filed a story about their release. But the women’s convictions were only overturned […]