APTN National News OTTAWA—A senior Assembly of First Nations chief has written a letter urging…
Indian residential school survivors who attended an institution that used an electric chair to torture students are returning to court in another effort to force the federal government to release uncensored documents from the investigations and criminal trials of former school staff.
The Conservative party is refusing to release the number of signatures amassed on a petition calling for “more transparency for First Nation governments” promoted by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt on the party’s website.
Ottawa awards prescription drug contract to company owned by chiefs organization under forensic audit
The subsidiary of a Manitoba chiefs organization currently under a forensic investigation has been awarded a Health Canada contract to distribute prescription medicine.
An Algonquin First Nation has launched a $30 million court action alleging the third-party managers appointed by Aboriginal Affairs to handle its books treated the community with “disdain,” kept the band in the dark about its finances and even issued bad cheques.
Federal government documents show Manitoba is one of the worst places for First Nations people to live in Canada.
The bands say it’s been three years and counting since they’ve met with Aboriginal Affairs.
The federal government will be defending itself against a lawsuit filed by the Onion Lake Cree Nation.
The Auditor General of Canada has found that the federal Aboriginal Affairs department has no idea whether its program to make healthy foods cheaper is working in the North where some residents have been forced to scrounge in dumps as a result of the high prices at local grocery stores.