What’s New in Indigenous Watchdog: 244 New Entries: April 1 – April 30, 2024

Calls to Action (C2A) Status: May 1, 2024

Not StartedStalledIn ProgressComplete
StatusLegacy Calls to Action
(1-42) + 50-52, 62-65
Reconciliation Calls to Action
Not Started2, 9, 10, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 6445, 46, 47, 55, 56, 89
Stalled6, 8, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 25, 29, 30, 3558, 62, 71, 77, 78, 87, 92, 93
Complete13, 15, 4149, 53, 59, 67, 68, 70, 80, 83, 84, 85, 94

Legacy Calls to Action include “Equity for Aboriginal People in the Legal System” (50-52) and “Education for Reconciliation (62-65) in order to keep all “Justice” and “Education” Calls to Action in one location

See also “Perspectives” post for a complete 6-page colour-coded Status Updates document summarizing all 94 Calls to Action

Indigenous Watchdog Updates

The following presents a year-to-date statistical snapshot of stakeholder actions across ALL themes that are either advancing reconciliation (Legacy and Reconciliation C2As and Government Commitments) or creating roadblocks (Current Problems)

Section20222023Jan. 2024.Feb. 2024Mar. 2024April 2024YTD
Current Reality5031133613
Current Problems31510469010698142436
Legacy C2As18831935372622120
Reconciliation C2As1171581317171562
Govt. Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation4811291471848
Other Issues: Government Commitments781482012201769
Background Content20432243841135
Indigenous Success Stories383756422


  • Current Reality includes ALL 94 Calls to Action and Other Issues
  • Legacy C2As, Reconciliation C2As, Government Commitments and Other Issues represent positive steps that are advancing reconciliation
  • Current Problems includes all those in “Calls to Action” plus “Other Issues” and “Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation
  • “Other Issues” presents information on Drinking Water Advisories, Food Insecurity, Suicide Prevention, Urban Commitments to Reconciliation, Housing, Environment and Treaties and Land Claims
  • Background Content provides additional context for Calls to Action and/or Themes
  • Multiple entries for an “Action or Commitment” or “Current Problem” have only been counted once

Notes on the Table Numbers

  • The 6 entries for Federal Budget in Government Commitments is only counted once
  • The 7 entries in Legacy, Reconciliation and Other Issues under Federal Budget are only counted once
  • The 11 “Actions and Commitments” entries under Call to Action # 86 are NOT counted as they are reported as part of a project
  • The 4 “Actions and Commitments” entries under under Call to Action # 27 are NOT counted as they are reported as part of a project
C2ADateC2A ThemeCurrent StatusDescription
53April 30National Council for ReconciliationFrom “IN PROGRESS” to “COMPLETE”Bill C-29 “The National Council for Reconciliation Act” receives Royal Assent and becomes law


C2ADateC2A ThemeCurrent StatusDescription
1April 16Child WelfareIn ProgressBudget 2024 invests $1.8B over 11 years to support communities exercising jurisdiction under Bill C-92 “The Indigenous Child Welfare Act
75April 16Missing ChildrenIn ProgressBudget 2024 invests over $96M over 5 years to address the legacy of residential schools and $5M over 3 years to combat Residential School denialism
26April 12JusticeWhy Not Started?Supreme Court rules that Blood Tribe in Alberta cannot sue the federal government because of the Statute of Limitations that C2A directly challenges. Canada ignores this C2A entirely

UPDATES to Current Reality Updates

April 16JusticeBudget 2024 invests $467M over 5 years but only $122M (26%) is available over the next two years
April 16HealthBudget 2024 commits $1,058M to First Nations and Inuit health but does not add any new money to meet their pledge of eliminating TB among the Inuit by 2030. Inuit experience TB 300x more than non-Indigenous people.
April 16Language & CultureBudget 2024 investment of $225M over 5 years to Canadian Heritage for indigenous languages and cultures programs
April 16HousingBudget 2024 commits $918M over 5 years for the housing and infrastructure gap. Only $176M is budgeted for the 2024-25 fiscal year. Reality: First Nations need $350B to close the infrastructure gap by 2030; Inuit need $55.3B over 10 years.
April 11Missing ChildrenUpdated “TABLE: Discoveries of Unmarked Graves”: Ahousaht First Nation releases findings from search for missing school children
April 30National CouncilBill C-29 “The National Council for Reconciliation Act” receives Royal Assent and becomes law

New Sections

AprilC2A # 27Law SocietiesComplete details on how each of the 14 Law Societies of Canada have responded to C2A # 27
AprilC2A # 86Journalism SchoolsComplete details on how each Journalism School is responding to C2A # 86 (11 complete; 11 more to follow)
Government Commitments
Actions and Commitments
Current Problems
Background Content
Indigenous Success Stories

Government Commitments

Home Page: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation: Government Commitments
2024/04/25 Missing Indigenous children: a third review since the Act came into force
2024/04/23 A Fairer Future for Every Generation of Indigenous Peoples
2024/04/19 The Five Canada-wide Cultural Heritage Organizations Are Disappointed by Federal Budget 2024
2024/04/19 Trudeau government’s budget gives more taxing power to Indigenous communities
2024/04/17 Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and Canada Forge a New Path Together on Governance, Land and Economic Development
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Safe Indigenous Communities
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Advancing Economic Reconciliation
2024/04/16 A Fair Future for Indigenous Peoples
2024/04/16 Feds promise $9B in the budget, includes opt-in tax program, loan guarantees
2024/04/14 B.C. formally recognizes Haida Nation’s Aboriginal title to Haida Gwaii
2024/04/11 B.C. tables anti-racism legislation, promises to hold public bodies accountable
2024/04/11 Manitoba premier wants daily legislative prayer to be more inclusive
2024/04/09 The Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation and Canada sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a clear territorial consultation area and facilitate the stewardship of resource deployment.
2024/04/08 The GN and QIA Sign Letter of Partnership to Enhance Support to Inuit in the Territory
2024/04/08 The IBA Welcomes The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Dickson v Vuntut Gwitchin
2024/04/05 Portage Place to be Redeveloped to bring More Health Care, Housing Downtown
2024/04/03 Ontario promises to add 5 more First Nations to power grid, end reliance on diesel
2024/04/03 Nunatsiavut Government launches series of engagement activities to shape the future of Labrador Inuit communities
2024/04/03 The Nation Micmac de Gespeg and the Government of Canada announce the signing of the Rights and Reconciliation Agreement with respect to Forillon National Park
2024/04/03 Manitoba budget focuses on healthcare, poverty reduction and supporting rural communities
2024/04/02 New legislation will eliminate discriminatory barriers for First Nations
Home Page: Environment: Other Issues
2024/04/26 Clean Energy Support for Glooscap First Nation
2024/04/25 Study underway to consider whether Peel watershed in Yukon becomes national park
2024/04/23 Establishment of the $50M Indigenous Coastal Waters Stewardship Fund
2024/04/17 'We're going to be welcoming the world here,' Lennox Island chief says of new park funding
2024/04/15 First Nations take the lead
2024/04/05 U.S., Canada put 7 year ban on all forms of salmon fishing in Yukon, Alaska
Home Page: Food Insecurity: Other Issues
2024/04/23 North West Company says officials intends to participate in committee hearings on subsidy program
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Food Security
2024/04/01 A National School Food Program to set kids up for success
Home Page: Housing: Other Issues
2024/04/26 New Old Crow 10-plex ready to welcome first residents
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Indigenous Housing and Community Infrastructure
2024/04/09 Metis organization first recipient of Edmonton Indigenous-led affordable housing grant
2024/04/05 Helping build more homes, faster in Northern Indigenous Ontario
2024/04/04 Manitoba Government Invests $30 Million to Create New Social and Affordable Housing
2024/04/03 Introducing the Canadian Housing Acquisition Fund!
Home Page: Suicide Prevention: Other Issues
2024/04/04 Inspiring Hope Together: Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Announces National Suicide Prevention Conference in Vancouver, BC
Home Page: Treaties and Land Claims: Other Issues
2024/04/25 Reconciliation and Treaty Implementation in action: Tsawwassen First Nation adds lands to Tsawwassen jurisdiction
2024/04/08 Planned talks could end appeal of Saugeen First Nation beach ownership at Sauble
2024/04/04 Federal government reaches $7M settlement with B.C. First Nation

Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 1: Child Welfare (1-5)
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Investments in Child Welfare
2024/04/02 Indigenous organization hopes additional government money will remove barriers
Call to Action # 4: Child Welfare (1-5)
2024/04/18 Province signs historic child and family services agreement with B.C. First Nation
Call to Action # 7: Education (6-12)
2024/04/16 Budget 2024 Investments in Education
2024/04/09 New training program aims to increase Nunavut Inuit working in trades
Call to Action # 8: Education (6-12)
2024/04/16 Budget 2024 - Investing in Education
Call to Action # 11: Education (6-12)
2024/04/17 Indspire Receives Continued Funding In 2024 Federal Budget
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Investments in Post-Secondary Education
2024/04/12 Manitoba Government Increasing Funding for Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative
Call to Action # 13: Language and Culture (13-17)
2024/04/24 Six Nations works with National Research Council to digitize languages
2024/04/19 Federal funding for Indigenous culture, language programs must be sustainable, say advocates
Call to Action # 18: Health (18-24)
2024/04/19 'We've been where they've been': People with lived addiction experience key in aiding Thunder Bay's vulnerable
2024/04/18 Report says Winnipeg mobile overdose prevention site ‘surpassing all expectations’
2024/04/18 Ontario Connecting Over 23,000 People to Primary Care Teams in London Area, Lambton, and Chatham-Kent
2024/04/17 New pre-nursing program lets Cree students pursue studies at home
2024/04/17 Eskasoni, Province Celebrate Opening of New Long-Term Care Home
2024/04/16 New health clinic opens for Indigenous families in Montreal
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Healthy Indigenous Communities
2024/04/15 Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Joins NTI on Tour of Nunavut Communities
2024/04/05 Ontario Connecting Over 16,000 People to Primary Care Teams in Northwestern Ontario
2024/04/05 Statement by Dr. Alexander Caudarella on the creation of the Canadian Centre of Recovery Excellence in Alberta
Call to Action # 21: Health (18-24)
2024/04/01 Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation celebrating seven years
Call to Action # 24: Health (18-24)
2024/04/08 Strengthening STEM pathways for Indigenous youth
2024/04/02 New admissions process improves equitable access to the Queen’s MD Program
Call to Action # 27: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/05 Barreau du Québec
2024/04/05 Chambre des notaires du Québec
2024/04/05 Chambre des notaires du Québec
2024/04/05 Barreau du Québec
Call to Action # 36: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/12 Government Partners with STC to Provide Indigenous Led Urban Camp Programming
Call to Action # 41: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/29 Statement from the Yukon Advisory Committee on MMIWG2S+ People on the coroner’s inquest
2024/04/04 Winnipeg MP pushes ‘Red Dress’ alert system for missing, murdered Indigenous women
Call to Action # 60: Church Apologies and Reconciliation (58-61)
2024/04/03 Mennonite churches donate 1% of budget to Indigenous groups
Call to Action # 62: Education for Reconciliation (62-65)
2024/04/26 New draft social studies curriculum ready to pilot
2024/04/09 New legislation recognizes work of First Nations post-secondary institutes
Call to Action # 66: Youth Programs (66)
2024/04/16 Budget 2024 - Empowering Indigenous Youth
2024/04/10 Youth Mental Health Sites Announced
Call to Action # 70: Museums and Archives (67-70)
2024/04/05 Works from First Nation, Inuit, Métis artists from across Canada chosen for new library and archives in Ottawa 
Call to Action # 75: Missing Children and Burial Information (71-76)
2024/04/16 Budget 2024: Addressing the Legacy of Residential Schools
Call to Action # 76: Missing Children and Burial Information (71-76)
2024/04/13 What comes next in the search for missing residential school children?
Call to Action # 86: Media and Reconciliation (84-86)
2024/04/24 Algonquin College – The School of Media & Design Journalism program 
2024/04/24 British Columbia Institute of Technology – School of Business and Media
2024/04/24 College of the North Atlantic – School of Academics, Applied Arts & Tourism’s Journalism Program   
2024/04/24 University of Regina - The Faculty of Arts’ Journalism
2024/04/16 Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Journalism and Communication Studies
2024/04/16 Langara College - Faculty of Arts’ Department of Journalism
2024/04/16 MacEwan - Communication Studies’ Journalism Program
2024/04/16 University of British Columbia's School of Journalism, Writing and Media
2024/04/16 Concordia University – Department of Journalism
2024/04/16 University of King’s College - Journalism Program
2024/04/08 CBC North 2024 Internship Program for Carleton University – Carleton
Call to Action # 92: Business and Reconciliation (92)
2024/04/30 Canada Increases Support for Indigenous Participation in Critical Minerals Development and Supports Good Jobs in the Northwest Territories
2024/04/18 Hydro-Québec and Kahnawà:ke strike historic deal to co-own New York transmission line
2024/04/18 Indigenous tourism official applauds federal government’s budget support
2024/04/15 Innergex, the RCM of Lotbinière and the Abenaki Councils of Odanak and Wôlinak sign 30-year power purchase agreement with Hydro-Québec
2024/04/11 Sodexo Canada Releases Better Tomorrow and Indigenous Reconciliation Report
2024/04/11 RBC fields shareholder questions on climate and Indigenous rights at annual meeting
2024/04/10 CIB, Alexander First Nation, FNpower, and Concord Pacific partner on Tilley Solar Project
2024/04/03 Alberta boosts funding for Indigenous businesses
2024/04/02 Can reconciliation and profit coexist? Clearwater Seafood thinks so

Current Problems

Home Page: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation: Government Commitments
2024/04/29 First annual poverty report card, reveals the harsh realities faced by Nunavut’s most vulnerable populations
2024/04/25 What’s Next for the Historic Haida Agreement?
2024/04/25 Is Métis governance dream dead?
2024/04/25 With future of Bill C-53 in doubt, Métis Nation of Ontario exploring all options
2024/04/19 UN puts spotlight on attacks against Indigenous land defenders, journalists
2024/04/19 O’Chiese First Nation disappointed federal budget didn’t come with cash for roads
2024/04/19 The Five Canada-wide Cultural Heritage Organizations Are Disappointed by Federal Budget 2024
2024/04/18 Feds mull options as Métis self-government bill threatens to collapse
2024/04/18 ‘We get pennies’: NDP Idlout denounces federal budget for lack of commitment to Indigenous Peoples
2024/04/18 Sask. First Nations' delegates meet with province to discuss commitments to inherent treaty rights
2024/04/17 Métis in Saskatchewan withdraw support for Bill C-53
2024/04/17 Omission of reconciliation 'glaring' and 'alarming' in budget speech, First Nations leaders say
2024/04/17 Economic reconciliation means no green strings attached
2024/04/17 First Nations chiefs alarmed, disappointed by Canada's 2024 budget
2024/04/17 Indigenous leaders continue calls for proper consultation in Saskatchewan
2024/04/16 Small businesses will get a carbon levy rebate, federal budget announces — but nothing yet for Indigenous groups who were promised the same
2024/04/16 Federal budget’s $918M for Indigenous housing and infrastructure falls far short of what advocates say is needed
2024/04/16 Idlout warns federal budget will cut funding for Indigenous supports
2024/04/16 Indigenous infrastructure gap estimated at more than $425B
2024/04/15 Blood Tribe ‘Big Claim’ time-barred, but Supreme Court provides declaration in Crown’s ‘dishonourable’ conduct
2024/04/15 Wolastoqey Nation brings the issue of criminalization of Indigenous Peoples to the United Nations
2024/04/09 $349B needed now to close infrastructure gap by 2030, Assembly of First Nations says in report
2024/04/09 They need new homes, roads and schools. But Indigenous communities across Canada ‘can’t catch up’ thanks to staggering $349B infrastructure gap
2024/04/02 Frustrated with government, Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs wavering on support for B.C. pipeline
2024/04/01 Métis Nation of Alberta Statement on the Federal Court Decisions on Canada-Métis Nation of Alberta Self-Government Recognition and Implementation Agreement
2024/04/01 Confederation anniversary is no cause to celebrate, says Mi'kmaw elder
2024/04/01 Federal court rules Ottawa must change Metis Nation of Alberta self-government agreement
Home Page: Child Welfare (1-5): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/25 Ottawa failing to meet Jordan's Principle deadlines for First Nations kids' care most of the time
2024/04/09 Child and Youth Advocate releases update on investigative reviews into child deaths and serious injuries
2024/04/05 First Nations leaders split on strategy amid Jordan's Principle hearing
2024/04/04 Federal government has no excuse for not meeting Jordan’s Principle standards: Blackstock
2024/04/03 The Sensitive and Powerful Act of Reporting on Child Welfare
2024/04/02 Federal government failing to live up to Jordan’s Principle: Blackstock
Home Page: Education (6-12): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/25 Ontario curricula for Grades 1 to 12 lacking in Canadian history
2024/04/24 Abenaki in Quebec take identity fraud concerns to the United Nations
2024/04/21 I may have to stop writing plays with Native characters
2024/04/11 Identity summit brings leaders together to discuss rampant Indigenous identity theft
2024/04/03 How Alberta’s Social Studies Curriculum Design Went So Wrong
Home Page: Language and Culture (13-17): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/25 Air Canada apologizes to national chief after flight crew took her headdress away
2024/04/10 Dairy Queen staff ‘giggled’ at Nisga’a boy and his braids says mother
Home Page: Health (18-24): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/26 First Nations leaders disappointed Yukon's Health Authority Act is not yet law
2024/04/25 ‘We have room for improvement’: Management testifies at Whitehorse inquest
2024/04/24 Elderly dementia patient not handled appropriately says family
2024/04/23 Inuit leaders disappointed with budget's lack of money for tuberculosis elimination
2024/04/22 Racism, discrimination may lead to First Nations patients leaving emergency rooms: Alberta study
2024/04/22 ‘We are quite sorry’: Inquest learns about Darla Skookum’s state the night she died
2024/04/19 Race a factor in negligent care that led to Indigenous woman's death at Winnipeg hospital, lawsuit alleges
2024/04/18 Ontario Human Rights Commission announces development of policy to address Indigenous-specific discrimination in Ontario’s healthcare system
2024/04/18 Advocates say making First Nations accessible will cost more than AFN estimates
2024/04/17 Aamjiwnaang First Nation says high chemical levels making members sick, calls for Sarnia facility shutdown
2024/04/16 Indigenous group seeks funding for HIV crisis
2024/04/12 Overdoses prompts B.C. First Nation to declare state of emergency
2024/04/10 ‘My heart’s very heavy’: Inquest into deaths of 4 Indigenous women starts in Whitehorse
2024/04/09 Dr. Rebekah Neckoway says a lack of basic necessities creates health problems for northern First Nations
2024/04/08 Counselling cut for B.C. First Nation survivors of residential schools who don't have status cards
2024/04/08 'It's not working'
2024/04/03 Nunavut family speaks out after 8-year-old given tuberculosis medication meant for another child
Home Page: Justice (25-42): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/29 Hamilton police officer who assaulted Indigenous man in 'disturbing' act to be demoted for 1 year
2024/04/29 Leadership Council Joins Calls for Public Inquiry into RCMP Deaths of Indigenous Peoples After Charges Dropped Against Jared Lowndes’ Killers
2024/04/27 Sindy Ruperthouse disappeared 10 years ago. Her family is still waiting for answers
2024/04/26 Full parole meeting scheduled for B.C. man who defrauded Indigenous youth
2024/04/26 Six Nations family pushes Niagara police for answers in man’s death
2024/04/26 Family says Whitehorse inquest jury recommendations don’t go far enough
2024/04/26 BC’s Police Watchdog Wants to Know Why Officers Aren’t Being Charged
2024/04/25 ‘This Is Not Over’: Mother of Jared Lowndes Vows to Keep Fighting
2024/04/25 Secwépemc family launches human rights complaint against Correctional Service Canada
2024/04/24 Nunavut court frees defrocked Oblate priest on bail
2024/04/23 First Nations families who lost loved ones in Thunder Bay seek answers amid renewed heat on police service
2024/04/22 ‘He took the truth with him’: Man acquitted in Tina Fontaine’s death found dead in Ontario
2024/04/22 First Nations leaders call for Thunder Bay Police Service to be disbanded
2024/04/17 In Vanderhoof, Women Are Increasingly Reluctant to Seek Help from the RCMP
2024/04/17 Nerissa Quewezance arrested by Saskatoon police
2024/04/16 Thunder Bay Police Service faces skepticism about promises of reform after charges against ex-chief
2024/04/16 Monfwi MLA concerned ‘a lot of trust has been broken’ between RCMP and Indigenous women
2024/04/16 Thunder Bay police chief vows to rebuild eroding trust after ex-chief arrested
2024/04/12 ‘Enough is enough:’ Court rulings stack up against band council
2024/04/12 Former Thunder Bay police chief arrested and charged in misconduct probe
2024/04/12 Indigenous people still overrepresented in prison
2024/04/12 An Indigenous Woman Was Found Dying on a Sidewalk. What Happened?
2024/04/12 Canada broke its treaty promise, but Blood Tribe is barred from suing, Supreme Court rules
2024/04/11 New report slams RCMP treatment of homeless Indigenous women in Northwest Territories
2024/04/09 OPP charges former legal counsel with Thunder Bay police with breach of trust, obstruction
2024/04/09 ‘We’re not hearing anything’: Norway House Cree Nation frustrated after RCMP taser non-verbal 16 year old boy
2024/04/08 Family of Dale Culver reacts to dropped charges against Mounties in manslaughter case
2024/04/05 RCMP C-IRG unit announces new name, mandate amid federal investigation
2024/04/04 First Nations men wrongfully convicted in 1973 Winnipeg murder sue over 'cruel and unusual treatment'
2024/04/02 She says this alternative to prison saved her life. So why isn't Canada investing in more of them?
2024/04/02 Chiefs of Ontario to Pursue Litigation Against Ontario over Exclusion of First Nations Laws in New Policing Act
2024/04/02 Family of Dale Culver calling for action from the B.C. justice system
Home Page: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (43-44): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/18 BCAFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee Advocates for Stronger Measures in Canada’s UN Declaration Act Action Plan
Home Page: Missing Children and Burial Information (71-76): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/26 Manitoba promises review after school trustee’s comments on Indigenous people
2024/04/23 Search for unmarked graves starts at 2 former dormitories in Whitehorse
2024/04/22 Haida residential school survivor alleges defamation from priest
2024/04/11 Ahousaht First Nation releases findings from search for missing residential school children
2024/04/10 Ahousaht First Nation to release findings from search for missing residential school children
2024/04/05 Quesnel Mayor Resists Calls for Resignation over Residential School Denialism
Home Page: Media and Reconciliation (84-86): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/16 Indigenous Screen Office has strong foundation to build off with long term, stable funding says CEO
2024/04/08 Reclaiming Wet’suwet’en Storytelling in ‘Yintah’
Home Page: Business and Reconciliation (92): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/30 How Workplace Diversity Fails Indigenous Employees
Home Page: Drinking Water Advisories: Other Issues
2024/04/24 For First Nations in Alberta, drought only compounds existing water issues
2024/04/19 UN expert finds 'flagrant breaches' of First Nations rights to clean water
2024/04/03 Sask. First Nation says it won't lift long-term boil water advisory until every house has direct water line
Home Page: Environment: Other Issues
2024/04/30 Environment commissioner gives Canada failing grade on Northern contaminated sites
2024/04/29 2 years after historic flood, Peguis First Nation evacuees still waiting to return home
2024/04/26 ‘Our Mother Earth is sick’: Leaders speak out on rampant plastic pollution in the Arctic
2024/04/25 Plastics industry treats Indigenous lands as ‘sacrifice zones’ 
2024/04/25 Keep Sarnia plastic plant shut until First Nation says it’s safe: environment groups
2024/04/24 Peguis First Nation launches $1B flood damages lawsuit against feds, province and 2 municipalities
2024/04/24 Green deputy leader sentenced to 60 days for Fairy Creek old-growth protests
2024/04/23 First Nation sees path to 'energy sovereignty' in solar farm
2024/04/23 Flood victims in Hay River, N.W.T. still looking for help rebuilding
2024/04/23 Canada Pushes For More Mining In Ecuador Despite Resistance
2024/04/22 Hollow Water members set to deliver petition in last ditch attempt to stop mine
2024/04/20 Sarnia chemical plant to shut down for maintenance after safety outcry from First Nation
2024/04/19 The federal government must tackle water pollution from the oilsands
2024/04/18 Carbon price grievances end in doubled returns to Indigenous governments — not exemptions
2024/04/17 Alberta pipeline sparks wildfire west of Edmonton
2024/04/16 Ontario Investing in Local Emergency Preparedness and Response
2024/04/16 Delegates at UN take aim at Canadian government and mining companies
2024/04/12 Flood prevention project could harm First Nation communities in Manitoba says report
2024/04/10 Don't shut Line 5: Biden administration issues long-awaited position on Canada-U.S. pipeline
2024/04/10 Pay now or pay more later to prepare First Nations for climate emergencies
2024/04/10 Nearly all Indigenous communities at risk as feds prepare for busy wildfire season
2024/04/04 Why Locking In Logging Deferrals to Save BC Old Growth Is So Slow
2024/04/01 Standing up to Enbridge over Line 5 pipeline
Home Page: Food Insecurity: Other Issues
2024/04/15 NDP passes motion to have CEOs appear before committee on Nutrition North food subsidy program
2024/04/08 Federal government’s internal review of Nutrition North Canada ‘insufficient’ says NDP
Home Page: Housing: Other Issues
2024/04/11 MP rebukes top housing official for chronic underfunding of Prairie First Nations
2024/04/10 Alternative financing solutions needed to close infrastructure gap, say First Nations leaders and advocates
2024/04/09 Assembly of First Nations says $350B needed for housing, infrastructure
2024/04/05 AHMA Statement on CRAB Park Resident Displacement
2024/04/04 PM won’t say if First Nations on Prairies will be compensated for housing shortfall
Home Page: Treaties and Land Claims: Other Issues
2024/04/29 Ring of Fire road talks still in 'early stages' despite premier's hints: Aroland chief
2024/04/22 Through generations, Mowachaht/Muchalaht fishers have been criminalized by the DFO
2024/04/18 AFN National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak and Nova Scotia Regional Chief Andrea Paul Call for Support of First Nations Elver Fishers
2024/04/17 Liberal MP, senator call for public investigation into federal officers who stranded Mi’kmaw fishers
2024/04/12 Cree lawyer says cows and plows settlements don't reflect spirit of treaty clause
2024/04/09 Report finds climate gaps in proposed B.C. LNG project
2024/04/05 N.S. First Nation councillor acquitted of cannabis charges
2024/04/02 Innu chiefs accuse Quebec of bad faith after delay on 'fundamentally important' treaty
2024/04/02 Mi’kmaw harvesters say DFO officers took their shoes, phones and left them stranded
2024/04/02 Cannabis is emerging as a new battleground over Mi'kmaw rights
2024/04/02 Public Notice – Restrictions to Mining Exploration

Background Content

Home Page: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation: Government Commitments
2024/04/01 National Indigenous women's organization accused of union-busting as it lays off dozens of staff
Home Page: Child Welfare (1-5): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/28 'I'm not alone': Sixties Scoop survivors gather in Winnipeg to reconnect, heal
Home Page: Education (6-12): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/10 Exploring Indigenous History: new series challenges Canadians to engage in Truth and Reconciliation at home, work or school
2024/04/04 Why this solar eclipse has meaning for the Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Call to Action # 7: Education (6-12)
2024/04/10 Exploring Indigenous History: new series challenges Canadians to engage in Truth and Reconciliation at home, work or school
Home Page: Language and Culture (13-17): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/26 New Métis children’s book offers connecting through storytelling
2024/04/19 'Aunties' teach Kahnawà:ke teens how to sew their own ribbon skirts
2024/04/17 Anishinabemowin instructor proud, hopeful as she helps pass language to next generation in Interlake
2024/04/16 Niagara Falls is rich with Indigenous history — a legacy these Haudenosaunee people want recognized
2024/04/15 Passing on the art of Kanien'kehá:ka basketry, one lesson at a time
Call to Action # 24: Health (18-24)
2024/04/10 Amplifying Indigenous Health Research Training Opportunities
Home Page: Justice (25-42): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/23 RCMP’s new core values take into account Inuit culture: Nunavut commander
2024/04/19 1st grads from Manitoba First Nations policing program eager to protect others in their communities
2024/04/18 How this northern Alberta First Nation is tackling drug use in its community
2024/04/17 Coming full circle 
2024/04/08 BCFNJC Releases Framework for Action: Indigenous Women’s Justice Plan Upholds the Calls for Justice
2024/04/04 BCFNJC Holds 3rd Annual First Nations Justice Forum
Call to Action # 26: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/12 High court upholds time limits on filing of treaty-based lawsuits
Call to Action # 29: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/30 St. Anne’s lawyer calls for inquiry into Justice Canada’s handling of school records
Call to Action # 42: Justice (25-42)
2024/04/04 BCFNJC Holds 3rd Annual First Nations Justice Forum
Home Page: Youth Programs (66): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/30 Helping youth leaders work together to heal past harms
Home Page: Museums and Archives (67-70): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/05 Decades of archeological research gathered from B.C. cave repatriated to Indigenous group
Call to Action # 79: Commemoration (79-83)
2024/04/04 ‘Save the Buffalo, Shoot the Dene’
Home Page: Business and Reconciliation (92): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/30 First Nations hope TMX opening will bring prosperity
2024/04/30 Regional Inuit associations lay out priorities at mining symposium
2024/04/29 Indigenous electrification strategy released
2024/04/17 NACCA Applauds Inclusion in Federal Budget 2024 Enabling Indigenous Entrepreneurial Advancement
2024/04/14 First Nations Economic Forum invites attendees to shape priorities and grow First Nations’ economies
2024/04/09 Pursuing mining initiatives in Indigenous communities requires balance
2024/04/09 eSupply Canada’s Report Maps First Nations Multi-million Dollar Growth Potential by ‘Buying Indigenous’
2024/04/01 Indigenous Led Projects Forum (ILPF) Opens in Toronto with Keynote Address by Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
Call to Action # 92: Business and Reconciliation (92)
2024/04/24 Deputy Prime Minister says new Indigenous loan guarantee program is ‘a really big deal’
2024/04/19 Budget 2024: The Competitive Advantage of Indigenous Ownership
Home Page: Environment: Other Issues
2024/04/29 Listen: Bringing northern Guardians together
2024/04/27 Making friends with fire
2024/04/19 ‘To us, that border doesn’t exist’: The Globe in Alaska
2024/04/18 For a just transition, Indigenous Peoples need more than money 
2024/04/04 ‘Save the Buffalo, Shoot the Dene’
2024/04/02 3rd National Climate Gathering: Catalyzing First Nations Climate and Conservation Leadership for Transformative Change Call for Sessions
Home Page: Housing: Other Issues
2024/04/09 First Nations Inspection Authority launches operations in Alberta
Home Page: Treaties and Land Claims: Other Issues
2024/04/22 Nuchatlaht granted partial land title on Nootka Island
2024/04/11 First Nation in Yukon celebrates ‘landmark’ court win against proposed mining exploration

Indigenous Success Stories

Home Page: Language and Culture (13-17): Legacy Calls to Action
2024/04/27 Edna Manitowabi receives an Indspire Award for her contributions to culture, heritage and spirituality
2024/04/21 Meet the Inuit throat singers revitalizing the tradition and engaging new audiences
2024/04/03 Juno-winning artist Elisapie ‘thrilled’ Inuktitut album is bringing connection with Indigenous languages
Home Page: Sports and Reconciliation (87-91): Reconciliation CTAs (43-94)
2024/04/15 ‘I’m super proud of who I am’: Tigers’ McKenna nabs Indigenous MVP award

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