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Indian Act

Cree mothers with their children. Little Pine Reserve, SK. Photo: Library and Archives Canada, Copyright: Government of Canada.

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The Indian Act & The Politics of Exclusion

Indigenous nations enjoyed full autonomy over every aspect of their lives for millennia. But, that all began to change in 1867 with the introduction...

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hand on rainy window

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Higher Rates of Suicide - #8 of 8 Key Issues

The suicide rate among First Nations people was three times higher than in non-Indigenous populations between 2011 and 2016 in Canada. Among First...

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bandaid on knee

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Higher Rates of Death in Children and Youth - #7 of 8 Key Issues

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in Canadian Indigenous children and youth, occurring at rates three to four times the national...

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Kingston Penitentiary, Kingston, Canada

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Higher Levels of Incarceration - #6 of 8 Key Issues

The incarceration rate of Indigenous peoples in Canada should be labelled a national crisis. The flaws in the justice system are insidious and...

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pennies

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Lower Income - #4 of 8 Key Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Indigenous Canadians earn about 70 cents for every dollar made by non-Indigenous Canadians, according to Canada's income data. This is a very...

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Little Grand Rapids, First Nation reserve in Manitoba, Canada

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8 First Nation Reserve FAQs  - #1 of 2 First Nation Reserves Series

A First Nation reserve is a tract of land set aside under the Indian Act and treaty agreements for the exclusive use of an Indian band (First...

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8 Key Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Canada and how they relate to the Indian Act.

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8 Key Issues for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Eight of the key issues of most significant concern for Indigenous Peoples in Canada are complex and inexorably intertwined - so much so that...

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Nuxalk reserve. Photo: David Stanley, Flickr

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8 Things You Need to Know About On-Reserve Housing Issues

Did you know that adequate housing was recognized in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights? Did you know almost one in six Indigenous people...

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COVID 19 virus

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Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19

We are in uncharted waters these days as countries around the world scramble to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are all at risk and all...

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red traffic light

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8 Basic Barriers to Indigenous Employment - #1 of 3

In this article, we look at the barriers - some tangible, some not - that maintain the status quo of exorbitant rates of unemployment amongst...

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