Indigenous affairs

Murray Sinclair (Photograph by Skye Spence)

Murray Sinclair on reconciliation, anger, unmarked graves—and a headline for this story

The retired senator and Indigenous jurist talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about colonial systems, the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and the role of the new governor general
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs from left: Rob Alfred, John Ridsdale and Antoinette Austin, who oppose the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, take part in a rally in Smithers B.C. in January (Jason Franson/CP)

This historic moment for a divided Wet’suwet’en is just one step in a long journey

A new agreement with B.C. and Ottawa is shifting focus from the gas pipeline to how the First Nation should be governed in the future
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Indigenous leaders are less than thrilled with Trudeau’s cabinet moves

Jane Philpott won respect as Indigenous services minister. Can Seamus O’Regan—a pal of the PM who has yet to distinguish himself in cabinet—fill her shoes?

From ’Aboriginal’ to ’Indigenous’: Changing terms in the Trudeau era

Many terms have been used by the Canadian media to refer to the original inhabitants of Canada. The Trudeau era has seen rapid change.

How being a doctor prepared Jane Philpott for politics

Jane Philpott talks to Paul Wells about her decade in Africa, life as a political rookie and working on the government’s toughest file
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Why Indigenous children are overrepresented in Canada’s foster care system

The 2016 census revealed that Indigenous children still make up about half of children in Canada’s foster care system.
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Why Indigenous languages should be taught alongside French and English

Métis author Chelsea Vowel argues for the official protection of Canada’s Indigenous languages, which are currently on the brink of extinction
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Drone grocery delivery to First Nations takes flight

Moose Cree leaders hope an experiment with drone delivery will solve the persistent problem of sky-high food prices in northern communities
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Q&A: Jane Philpott and Carolyn Bennett on their biggest challenges

Canada’s two ministers of Indigenous affairs on the MMIW inquiry, First Nations child welfare, and a tuberculosis crisis in Canada’s north
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Why dismantling the Indian Act will be nearly impossible

Opinion: And it might not be much of a solution to the issues that plague "Indians" in Canada, anyway