Toxic drug deaths surge among B.C. Indigenous people

British Columbia’s First Nations Health Authority says Indigenous people accounted for nearly 15 per cent of all toxic drug deaths last year although they represent just 3.3 per cent of … Read More

Canada’s Indigenous communities at greater risk post-surgery, study shows

Canada’s Indigenous communities are at a greater risk of death and health complications after undergoing surgery compared to other populations, according to a new study highlighting disparities in the country’s … Read More

Trudeau’s promise to improve First Nations drinking water years behind schedule: federal government

Long-term drinking water advisories affecting First Nations will take several years longer to fix than what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised, according to a new action plan presented in Parliament. … Read More

COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities down by 80% with high vaccine uptake

The number of active COVID-19 cases in First Nations communities has declined by 80 per cent since mid-January thanks to the high uptake of vaccines, says the top doctor at … Read More

‘There is a lot of mistrust’: Researchers look at vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Canadians

As Canada expands its vaccination program, a number of Indigenous people are still reluctant to get the COVID-19 shot — and for good reason. A new paper published in the … Read More

Jordan’s Principle order may cost feds $15B in compensation, PBO says

The parliamentary budget office (PBO) says it could cost the federal government up to $15 billion to compensate First Nations families and children impacted by the child welfare system, as … Read More

Indigenous Services minister ‘disgusted’ by B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for vaccine

The federal minister in charge of Indigenous Services has openly called out the wealthy Vancouver couple accused of flying to the Yukon so they could have a jump on the … Read More

Atlantic First Nations building geothermal greenhouses to address food insecurity

The Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is one of several Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada that is launching a project to address food insecurity using a geothermal greenhouse that … Read More

Canadian Forces troops in Prairies to help in national COVID-19 response

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally stated three Hercules aircraft landed in Calgary to aid in the national COVID-19 response. While Canadian Forces members are ready to help provinces and cities … Read More

Canadian Forces troops arrive in Calgary to help in national COVID-10 response

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces — along with resources and equipment — are in Alberta to help with the national COVID-19 response, if needed. Read more: Canadian military creates … Read More

Canadian Forces troops arrive in Calgary to help in national COVID-19 response

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces — along with resources and equipment — are in Alberta to help with the national COVID-19 response, if needed. Read more: Canadian military creates … Read More

Family of Indigenous woman who died in Quebec hospital to announce lawsuit

The family of Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman who died in a Joliette hospital after being subjected to degrading racist taunts, is expected to announce their decision to take legal … Read More

Family of Indigenous woman who died in Quebec hospital announces lawsuit

The family of Joyce Equachan, an Atikamekw woman who was subjected to degrading racist comments as she lay dying in a Joliette hospital, announced their decision to take legal action … Read More

‘Justice for Joyce’: Family of Indigenous woman who died in Quebec hospital announces lawsuit

The family of Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman who was subjected to degrading racist comments as she lay dying in a Joliette hospital, announced their decision to take legal action … Read More

Feds pledge $305M for Indigenous communities to tackle coronavirus crisis

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Indigenous Peoples combat COVID-19. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money is meant to help Indigenous … Read More

New Brunswick announces coroner’s inquest into RCMP shooting of Rodney Levi

The province has confirmed it will hold a second coroner’s inquest into the death of an Indigenous person at the hands of New Brunswick police this year. Department of Public … Read More

Return to the land: COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

COVID-19 lockdown shows importance of food traditions in northwest Saskatchewan

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 outbreak in northwest Saskatchewan has exposed weaknesses in the region’s fragile food system. In this three-part series, Global News will share what some local leaders, businesses … Read More

Canada giving another $650M in COVID-19 aid to Indigenous communities

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the federal government will spend another $650 million to help Indigenous communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s in addition to $305 million … Read More

Coronavirus: Indigenous health authorities tell HoC committee more PPE needed

Indigenous health authorities that service Western Canadian First Nations say they are experiencing problems accessing enough medical and protective equipment needed to protect their citizens from COVID-19. Senior representatives from … Read More

‘Raise the bar’: Researcher hopes COVID-19 means new policies for Canada’s Indigenous

A health researcher studying COVID-19 as part of a national immunity task force hopes the pandemic elevates concern for persistent health issues, such as inadequate housing, for Indigenous people in … Read More

COVID 19 outbreak in northern Saskatchewan ‘of concern’ says Canada’s chief health officer

Canada’s chief public health officer says a COVID-19 outbreak gripping Saskatchewan’s far north is an area of concern. Dr. Theresa Tam says not only is the region remote, but it’s … Read More

Saskatchewan chief concerned about mental health impacts of COVID 19 in First Nations

A few months before the novel coronavirus arrived in Canada, the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation at Loon Lake, Sask. was already raising the alarm over suicides in the community, about … Read More

Coronavirus: Indigenous minister says cases still low on reserves, but danger high

The federal minister of Indigenous services says that even though the number of COVID-19 cases on reserves remains low, no one should be complacent. Marc Miller told reporters during a … Read More

COVID-19: Indigenous Minister says communities should postpone elections

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is encouraging Indigenous communities gearing up for elections this year to postpone their votes. Miller says holding an election during a pandemic poses public health … Read More

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