Over the last six years, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC) has spent more than $35 million on legal fees according to information obtained from the department’s disclosure of contracts. The largest payouts for legal contracts were during 2009-10 ($19m) and 2011-12 ($15m). On average, $700,000 to $1.2 million were paid to individual lawyers and...
According to Aboriginal Affairs, nothing but good will come from the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. They say the Act will help create stronger, effective and more self-sufficient communities. Not only will it help First Nation communities become prosperous, the Department says the Act will bring transparency and accountability to First Nation members and to...
The second in an ongoing series of writings by a survivor of Canada's residential school system.
Why shutting down debate about Idle No More's next steps in favour of some false "unity" might risk the death of the movement
With the squeeze on Senators to identify themselves based on where they live, I'm reminded of how identity-by-residency quandries play out among Aboriginal people
A look into the reasons behind the Canadian Senate launching so much legislation undermining the rights of Indigenous peoples
Looking back at the Ministers who've held the portfolio over the decades, one wonders how much it really matters who's next
Why Valentine's Day might not quite inspire Indigenous women (and those who love them) with wholly-manufactured visions of flowers and chocolate
The movement's paid scant attention to the part provinces have played in perpetuating the challenges faced by Indigenous communities. That must change.