Residential-school survivors call on Ottawa and provinces for monuments

Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian PressMon Nov 16 2020 19:01:34 Ottawa and provincial and territorial governments must build monuments in capital cities across Canada to honour residential-school survivors and their families, says the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Speaking to the House of Commons heritage committee Monday, Stephanie Scott said symbols are […]

First Nation calls for equitable health-care access following death of Joyce Echaquan

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, The Canadian Press  Mon Nov 16 2020 13:36:27 MONTREAL — Sipi Flamand says it’s long overdue that Quebec guarantees equal access to health care for Indigenous peoples in the province. Flamand, vice-chief of Manawan, an Atikamekw community about 250 kilometres north of Montreal, helped craft a list of recommendations submitted Monday to the […]

Manitoba chiefs weigh in on carbon tax, reconciliation

By Sarah Lawrynuik, Winnipeg Free PressWed Sep 23 2020 23:49 The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs was among a host of groups representing Indigenous interests to present Wednesday before the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of the federal carbon tax backstop. Attorneys general from a number of provinces (including Manitoba’s Michael Conner) asserted Ottawa’s […]