The third in a series by a residential school survivor who attended institutions in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the 1950s.
Department’s skyrocketing litigation costs contradict its stated commitment to First Nations collaboration, critics say
Act requires First Nations to publish financial statements, including political salaries and expenses; opponents argue it’s unnecessary, even hypocritical
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.
The Federal Court rules Canada must live up to its responsibilities to certain Métis and Non-Status Indians; the federal government says it can’t afford to
For a Manitoba mother whose daughter continues to recover from years of treatment for an extremely rare muscle cancer, life remains a day-to-day affair
What this new wave of communal resistance among Canada’s First Nations have in common with demonstrations during the height of South African apartheid
Mainstream media that try to distil a whirlwind of voices and visions into a soundbite or two, risk confusing their audiences as to who and what Idle No More is actually about
Complete the following sentence: “Idle No More has…”
I didn’t really mean to be too provocative with that headline. (Okay, that’s a lie. Still, if it got your attention…) But, I have to say it: all these calls of late for nation-to-nation relationships between the Crown and Indigenous peoples? They don’t appear to have been backed up in practice on much if not […]
As people frantically try to get a handle on the explosive, never-a-dull-day developments in Indian Country lately, one recent exchange in the media caught my attention: the battle to characterize and frame the semi-spontaneous events on the ground collectively known as ‘Idle No More.’ The exchange began when National Post columnist Andrew Coyne asserted the […]
Federal Court rules that metis and non-status indians fall under the definition of “indians” under section 91 (24) of the Canadian Constitution.
Jane Glennon (Woodland Cree), B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., is a retired social worker, counsellor and teacher who currently lives in Prince Albert, SK. A member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, her published work includes “Traditional Parenting,” a chapter in the book, As We See… Aboriginal Pedagogy (University of Saskatchewan Extension Press, 1998). = = = […]
Earlier this week, from Goose Bay to Yellowknife, thousands of Nehiyaw, Dene, Metis peoples (joined by Canadians supportive of them) gathered in front of provincial legislatures, constituency and Aboriginal Affairs offices. They sang honour songs, danced jigs, and waved their flags and homemade protest signs out in the cold and the wind. This hash-tag movement […]