Aboriginal News

Daniels Appeal Hearing to defend Métis and non-status Indians Rights concludes in Ottawa, Posted on Turtle Island News

(Ottawa) October 30, 2013 – National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Betty Ann Lavallée, CD., (Ret’d), issued the following statement regarding the appeal launched by the Federal Government of Canada in the case of Daniels vs. the Crown. “After listening to the arguments presented on our behalf, I remain confident that the decision handed down by Justice Michael Phelan of the Federal Court will be upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal” stated National Chief Lavallée. [Read More…]

MTS pledges support to break the cycle of domestic violence in Manitoba, Posted on MENAFN

WINNIPEG, Nov. 1, 2013 (Menafn – Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) –150,000 funding commitment to help Aboriginal women overcome the effects of family violence. Today MTS announced a three-year, 150,000 funding commitment to the Red Road to Healing and Traditional Teachings (‘RRHTT’) program, a domestic violence healing and prevention initiative that delivers culturally-based education and support to Aboriginal women in Manitoba recovering from the effects of family violence. [Read More…]

Whipping cash-starved native schools into shape won’t work: Editorial, Posted on the First Perspective

The shortcomings of Canada’s aboriginal education system have been well-documented. For decades Ottawa has underfunded reserve schools, ignored their disproportionately high dropout rate, and shrugged off the funding gap between reserve schools and provincial schools.It should have been good news this past week when Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt rolled out the First Nations Education Act, a comprehensive plan to upgrade the quality of aboriginal education. [Read More…]

Major changes in First Nations health care, By Wendy Fraser, Posted on Lillooet News

In an historic transfer, the First Nations Health Authority has officially taken over health care responsibilities for B.C.’s aboriginal peoples.The new health care model includes three partners – the federal and provincial governments and the B.C. First Nations Health Authority representing aboriginal governments – and is the first of its kind in Canada. “Now we will be equal partners in the delivery of services,” Xaxli’p Chief Art Adolph told the News at the time the transfer deal was signed.  [Read More…]  

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