Canada to oversee Métis identity process?

The Department of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) seems poised to oversee the process of verifying Métis identity, at least according to a contract award notice on the government’s tendering service website, MERX. A branch of INAC, the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians has tentatively awarded a contract of between $50,000 to 100,000 […]

Who is Indian Affairs helping in England?

Who is Indian and Northern Affairs Canada helping in England? That’s a darned good question. In fact, I’d like to know more after this little tidbit arrived in my email inbox from a helpful gnome, and another version arrived via my newsreader. I’ve contacted Marci, the media contact listed at the bottom of the news […]

More youth, less education: What’s wrong with this picture?

Some recent tweets by RezSuperstar and YorkAboriginalU have alerted me to a disturbing, decade-long trend in federal support for First Nations students. According to the Chiefs of Ontario‘s Summer 2009 newsletter, an internal Indian and Northern Affairs Canada audit published last spring January reveals a less-than-rosy picture regarding the number of Status Indians attending post-secondary […]