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Shoal Lake's Freedom Road to become reality

SHOAL LAKE, ON-The residents of Shoal Lake 40 First Nations got an early Christmas present. Well, it's more a promise of one to come in the first part of the New Year. After many... — Updated 1/17/2016


TRC issues final report

OTTAWA, ON-After six years of grueling research, hours of emotional sharing, and months of writing, Justice Murray Sinclair presented the Truth and Reconciliation's final report on... — Updated 1/16/2016


Mille Lacs makes huge hotel purchase

ONAMIA, MN-Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) today announced it has expanded its hospitality footprint with the purchase of the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel... — Updated 1/16/2016


First Nations celebrate and hopeful following Canada's landslide election

WINNIPEG, MB - The "Sleeping Giant" has awakened according to First Nations leaders following Canada's election on October 19, which elected Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, 43,... — Updated 11/14/2015


Promises made for massive Metis land claim

OTTAWA, ON—Prior to the October 19 federal election which brought in the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the leaders of Canada’s three major political parties all promised to negotiate a massive settlement on a... — Updated 11/14/2015


First woman Grand Chief for the MKO

WINNIPEG, MB-On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Sheila North Wilson became the first woman Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). A former television journalist... — Updated 11/14/2015


Wisconsin tribes receive prestigious award

MADISON, WI-Two Wisconsin tribes received a prestigious award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on Wednesday. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the M... — Updated 11/14/2015


Winnipeg to host national summit on race relations

WINNIPEG, MB-Winnipeg will host a summit on combating racism on September 17-18, hosted by Winnipeg's Mayor Brian Bowman, Metis, and will be held at the Canadian Museum for Civil... — Updated 10/19/2015


Tribes call for new national monument in Utah

BEARS EARS, UT-More than two dozen tribes are calling on President Barack Obama to designate a new national monument to protect 1.9 million acres of sacred and historic land in... — Updated 9/10/2015


Navajo Nation president visits Gold Mine toxic spill

DURANGO, CO-A top New Mexico official vowed to support the Navajo Nation in litigation against the Obama administration as questions mounted amid a multiple state and tribal environ... — Updated 9/10/2015


Thousands march across Canada for Truth and Reconciliation

OTTAWA, ON-The last week of May and first week of June were set aside for a national gathering of Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people who came together to pay their respects and... — Updated 7/31/2015


U.S. adopts new way to recognize Tribes

Washington, DC-The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has adopted a new policy in regards to how tribes can apply for federal recognition. According to BIA's Assistant Secretary, Kevin... — Updated 7/31/2015


Partnership to publish new First Nations New Testament announced

MILTON, ON-A partnership has been formed between Rain Ministries and OneBook to translate an English paraphrase of the New Testament created especially for and by First Nations... — Updated 7/31/2015


Manitoba apologizes to survivors of '60s Scoop

WINNIPEG, MB-Manitoba became the first Canadian province to offer an apology to thousands of Indigenous children who were taken from their homes during the 1960s and adopted out to... — Updated 7/31/2015


The loss of ancestral homeland:

AKWESASNE, NY-The Aboriginal homeland of the Six Nations Iroquois (the Haudenosaunee) stretched from Lake Champlain and the Hudson River in the east, the Niagara River-Lake Erie in... — Updated 5/12/2015


Indigenous peoples celebrate the 55th anniversary of Indigenous voting rights

WINNIPEG, MB-On March 31, 1960, then-governor general of Canada Georges Vanier gave royal assent to the bill that gave Inuit and First Nations peoples the right to vote for the firs... — Updated 5/10/2015


The Blue Ridge Mountains are alive with music: Sing to the Mountain II

LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC-Over the last weekend of June 2015, the hills and mountains of Western North Carolina will come alive with the sound of singing, the beauty of dancing, and the... — Updated 5/10/2015


NCAI president: Indian Country is leading and growing

WASHINGTON, DC-Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, government... — Updated 3/31/2015


Roundtable on missing and murdered women "a first step"

OTTAWA, ON—A national roundtable discussion on missing and murdered Aboriginal women was held in Canada’s capital city on February 27. It was attended by three representatives of those who have relatives who were killed or are... — Updated 3/31/2015


Manitoba MP leaves politics for his family

WINNIPEG, MB-Métis MP Rod Bruinooge, 41, is leaving federal politics. He announced on January 7, 2015 that he won't seek re-election at the end of his current term. "It's hard not... — Updated 3/31/2015

 By Malcolm McColl    News

First Nations flooded in Southern Alberta

CALGARY, AB—In Southern Alberta the recent flooding continues to wreak havoc. On June 24, 2013, it was announced that the Alberta Government approved funding of up to $1 billion... — Updated 7/27/2013


Elijah Harper, visionary leader, passes on at 64

WINNIPEG, MB—A former member of Canada’s Parliament and the Province of Manitoba’s legislature died in Ottawa on May 17, 2013 after suffering cardiac failure due to... — Updated 7/27/2013

 By Willie Krischke    News

NAIITS hosts 10th Annual Symposium

TORONTO, ON—About 150 people gathered between June 6-8, 2013 at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario for the 10th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Mission... — Updated 7/27/2013


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