One in four children within First Nations families live in poverty in Canada, much higher than the one in ten children in non-Aboriginal families who live in poverty.
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An in-depth interview with Russell Diabo, First Nations policy analyst.
The march started at Queen's Park Wednesday morning and I joined it for a stretch along Bloor St, across the Don River and down Danforth Avenue.
Aamijiwnaag First Nation spokesperson Ron Plain started the CN rail blockade in support of Chief Theresa Spence, who is currently in her fourth week of a hunger strike.
Sooner or later, the power of the people aided by the creative use of social media we have available will defeat the utterly cynical communications strategy of this government.
As a new year begins, we should take this opportunity to look closely at the society that we have created, and address the appalling inequalities of our criminal justice system.
Premier Jean Charest turned a deaf ear to the student protests against tuition hikes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows the same course of action faced with the hunger strike of Chief Spence.
A response to all the uneducated, ignorant comments about First Nations and the Idle No More movement.
For this old activist, it's been an inspiring year. In face of the most terrible right-wing government in our history, new movements are emerging. I am looking forward to 2013. Happy New Year.
Blatchford's writings reflect an undertone that is omnipresent in all right-wing and anti-Native ideologies.