Doris Peltier has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for the wellbeing of Indigenous women living with HIV/AIDS. The 63-year-old Anishinaabe mother, grandmother and great-grandmother started working in the field in 2010 after she was diagnosed with HIV. “At the time of my diagnosis and shortly afterwards, I found out that wasRead More →

The Federal Court of Canada has denied the federal government’s motion to pause a human rights tribunal ruling ordering compensation for First Nations children apprehended through the on-reserve child welfare system.  Justice Paul Favel said in his ruling that the federal government could not prove it would suffer “irreparable harm” from theRead More →

Ottawa must pay tens of thousands of dollars to every First Nations child who was placed in the on-reserve child welfare system, following a Friday ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that also provides compensation to some of their parents and grandparents.  The tribunal ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 toRead More →

Ottawa needs to ‘walk the walk’ on reconciliation, said a Federal Court judge in a ruling released Tuesday as part of an ongoing class action lawsuit launched by residential school day scholars and more than 100 First Nations. The ruling by Justice Sean Harrington issued on Tuesday dismissed a motion for advanced costsRead More →

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women during its years-long examination of Canada’s residential school legacy, Sen. Murray Sinclair said Thursday as he joined a chorus of calls for a national investigation on the issue. Sinclair, who chaired the commission, said cases brought toRead More →