For a while now, I have wondered why Canada’s national unemployment figures do not include people living on reserves. This week, I decided to find out why, and I’d like to know what other people think of the reasons given for the exclusion.
I can’t be the only one to notice some eerie parallels between what’s going on with a group of children from Calebasse, Haiti and the situation of indigenous peoples here. According to the February 4 Globe and Mail, “a group of American Baptists [have been] arrested for trying to spirit the 33 children across the […]
According to a Jan. 27 report from the Edmonton Journal, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this week that his government would make the issue of maternal and infant health in developing countries a priority as Canada prepares to host the G8 economies meeting this summer. And as the PM considers how his government might help […]
In 1976, two major events happened. The first, my birth, went largely unnoticed — except of course by my parents and family. Now, thirty-four years later, I join with the other members of mediaINDIGENA in another “birth” of sorts — one that we hope won’t go unnoticed. Here’s to a fair and balanced conversation beginning among […]
Now, if you’re like me, you occasionally find yourself needing to refer to every First Nations person’s favorite piece of legislation, the Indian Act. For many, it can be a bit of a slog to locate the Act in its most user-friendly form. So, to help make that task a little bit easier, we tracked […]