A First Nation displaced by flooding continues to fight not only for new homes, but also new land.
Once again, flooding forced residents of Lake St. Martin from their homes this spring.
Ottawa needs to invest nearly $5 billion in First Nations water and wastewater systems over the next 10 years, according to two year-long study released by Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan Thursday.
Indigenous leaders have reason to suspect a hidden “agenda” behind the Stephen Harper government’s decision to change the name of Indian Affairs and the title of the minister responsible for the department, NDP leader Jack Layton said.
The shift in the title from minister of Indian affairs to minister of Aboriginal affairs has already provoked some strong reactions.
Former Labrador Innu leader Peter Penashue was appointed minister of intergovernmental affairs by Prime Minister Stephen Harper who unveiled his the first cabinet of his new majority government Wednesday.