Why First Nations peoples should vote for Harper

At least the Harper Conservatives have a plan, beyond expressing platitudes

Why First Nations peoples should vote for HarperDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sep 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Before those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome get their shorts in a knot (as if that will not ever happen), let me enumerate the reasons why First Nations…

Kahnawake membership law does not pass human rights test

Go back to the drawing board and find a better way to preserve identity without violating rights

Kahnawake membership law does not pass human rights testDownload this column on human rights for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS, July 17, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A Quebec Mohawk community should re-assess its membership rules before the Canadian Human Rights Commission does. Kahnawake’s Mohawk membership law prohibits any Mohawk who marries a non-Mohawk…

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenship

First Nations need not give up their status to become citizens

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenshipDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS May 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When the Canadian Parliament ratified the Nisga’a Final Agreement – a modern treaty granting substantial powers of self-government to a B.C. First Nation – a Nisga’a leader…

Metis seek the golden chalice of land

Building a new relationship between Metis and the federal government

Metis seek the golden chalice of landDownload this column on Metis in Canada for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS June 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - “Canada’s forgotten people” – the Metis – have chosen an independent path to survive. Now, bolstered by recent court decisions in their favour, they are well-positioned to…

Road map to a winning Aboriginal Canadian policy strategy

Implementing these recommendations may allow us to turn a corner in Aboriginal relations

Road map to a winning Aboriginal Canadian policy strategyDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 TRACADIE, NS June 15, 2015/Troy Media/ - The recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report provides all political parties with an opportunity to renew policies regarding Aboriginal Canadian peoples as we go into a fall election. Not all 94 recommendations…

Federal budget will advance First Nations communities

The budget delivers on some of First Nations’ most deeply held political and economic desires

Federal budget will advance First Nations communitiesTo download Federal budget will advance First Nations communities for your publication or website click here BAYFIELD, NS, May 15, 2015/ Troy Media/ - While the recent federal budget did not offer many benefits to Aboriginal peoples, there is some money that will advance First Nations communities. Much of the money in the budget earmarked…

Alberta Aboriginals could gain with NDP in power

But only if the premier-designate lives up to her promises

Alberta Aboriginals could gain with NDP in powerTo download Alberta Aboriginals could gain with NDP in power for your publication or website click here BAYFIELD, NS, May 10, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The change of government in Alberta from Progressive Conservative to NDP could spell change for Alberta’s disadvantaged Aboriginal peoples, but only if the premier-designate lives up to her promises. Alberta…

Misunderstanding leads to First Nation opposition to Property Ownership Act

First Nations, Canada have more in common when it comes to property rights than first thought

Misunderstanding leads to First Nation opposition to Property Ownership ActMisunderstanding leads to First Nation opposition to Property Ownership Act INCLUDED in our Unlimited Access subscription BAYFIELD, NS, Apr 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Opposition to the federal government’s plan to transfer title to reserve lands from the Crown to a First Nation government may be based on a misunderstanding of how property rights actually work…