Indigenous minister says racism in health care can’t be fully addressed without provinces

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said Friday that the federal government can only do so much to address systemic racism in the health-care system, and that it’s up to the … Read More

Ottawa hosting meeting on healthcare racism amid outrage over Joyce Echaquan death

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett will host a meeting with provincial counterparts, healthcare workers and Indigenous leaders on Friday aimed at starting the work … Read More

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation declares state of emergency after rash of suicides

A western Manitoba Indigenous community declared a state of emergency after four of its members died of suicide in the past month — three in the past week alone. Sioux … 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

Historic framework signed for First Nations-led Atlantic water authority

Indigenous leaders in Atlantic Canada are guaranteeing clean drinking water for their communities through a historic new framework that will allow them to manage their own water services. On Tuesday, … 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

Canada to spend $306M on Indigenous businesses struggling amid coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday the federal government will spend $306.8 million to help Indigenous businesses affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The money will give Indigenous businesses access … 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