Indigenous issues

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The Curious Case of Gina Adams: A “Pretendian” Investigation

She was hired by Emily Carr University in an effort to recruit Indigenous faculty. Then questions arose about her identity.
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The choice facing Indigenous voters

Niigaan Sinclair: In 2015, Indigenous voters helped the Liberals win a majority. But most of Trudeau’s success on Indigenous issues came after 2019, in a minority government.
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Outgoing AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on a decade of progress

Bellegarde speaks to Paul Wells on the important advances made during his tenure and the road ahead as the Assembly of First Nations chooses a new national chief
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Same old attitudes, same old stories

Andray Domise: The federal leaders debate had other options—to include the voices of the underrepresented and to ostracize the movements that spread hate. What we got isn’t good enough.
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Election 2019 primer: Indigenous affairs

Here’s where the parties stand on issues affecting Indigenous people and their sometimes fraught relationship with Ottawa
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How Indigenous midwives are helping women reclaim childbirth

Indigenous women in remote parts of the country have to travel hundreds of kilometres to give birth. A growing revival of midwifery in communities is changing that
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Why some Indigenous people are calling out Canada 150

Many Indigenous people across the country will not be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday this July — here’s why.
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An ugly homicide number we need to discuss

Aboriginal people account for a disproportionate share of homicide victims and accused murderers, a reality Canada must confront in order to halt the violence
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Your essential reads on Aboriginal issues

Prepare for Perry Bellegarde’s announcement of the AFN’s election priorities with these stories highlighting Indigenous issues