Aboriginal News

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; How Much Does Government Spend on Aboriginal People in Canada? New Study Coming Tuesday, December 10, posted on MarketWired

The Fraser Institute will release a new study Tuesday, December 10, spotlighting federal and provincial spending on Aboriginal people. The study, Ever-Higher: Government spending on Canada’s Aboriginals since 1947, looks at Aboriginal-related spending in three federal departments and among the provinces over 65 years, and notes that governments currently spend more on Canada’s aboriginal people than ever before, despite activist claims of a dearth in spending. [Read More…]

Is it a good time to be ‘Indian?’ by Connie Walker, posted on CBC Aboriginal

It’s a tough question and one, I have to admit, that I was a bit nervous to ask: Is it a good time to be ‘Indian?’. I thought of it after seeing Jennifer Podemski’s new movie, Empire of Dirt — a powerful film about the lives of three First Nation women in Canada today. I was hesitant because I wasn’t sure if people would be offended with the word “Indian.” I also wondered how they would respond to such a broad question. [Read More…]

B.C. Energy Projects Require Trust Between Aboriginals And Government: Report by Dene Moore, posted on Huffington Post British Columbia

The federal government must build trust with First Nations communities and address issues outside of billion-dollar projects if they hope to forge ahead with energy developments, says a report from Ottawa’s special envoy dispatched to help resolve an impasse over major oil and gas developments in the West. Doug Eyford was appointed in March, in the midst of tense federal review hearings for Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia. With a federal review panel report expected within the coming weeks — if not days — the report released Thursday was blunt. [Read More…]

Head Says Truth Commission Inspired by Mandela by Sam Dixon, posted on Oye!News

The head of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Aboriginal Canadians and Manitoba Justice, Murray Sinclair, recently mentioned in a statement that the commission shared the struggles faced by Nelson Mandela in his fight for racial equality. The commission headed by Mr. Sinclair is compiling a national record of the Indian residential school era. He stated that the anti-apartheid leader, Mandela, used to sympathize for the sufferings of aboriginal people in that chapter of Canada’s history.  [Read More…]  

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