Residential schools a blight on Canada’s reputation

But Truth and Reconciliation Commission report doesn’t reflect today’s reality

Residential schools a blight on Canada’s reputationDownload this column for your publication or website. Price starts at $10 TRAIL, BC Jun 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - For six years, the Indian Residential School (IRS) system has been on trial. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has listened to thousands of witnesses, hearing their stories in an effort to uncover and make known…

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…

Canadians are very generous to Canada’s Aboriginal people

A few facts about native funding in Canada

Canadians are very generous to Canada’s Aboriginal peopleDownload this column for your publication or website. FREE CALGARY, EDMONTON OUT CALGARY, AB Jun 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Thinking hard about history can be a useful exercise if incorrect assumptions are reformed. This was one goal of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s report on residential schools, which, in early June, published a 388-page…

Learning to walk towards a residential schools resolution

What will the lasting legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission be?

Learning to walk towards a residential schools resolutionDownload this column for your publication or website WINNIPEG, MA, Jun 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - As Cree youngsters in the north, we are taught the tradition of how to walk on the land and in the bush – with each footfall carefully and quietly placed so as not to disturb the food sources that…

Tsilhqot’in decision reducing business confidence in BC

Greater clarity needed on Aboriginal title and BC’s trillion dollar LNG plan

Tsilhqot’in decision reducing business confidence in BCDownload this column for your publication or website VANCOUVER, BC, May 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Last summer I wrote that the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in decision, which for the first time granted Aboriginal title outside an Indian reserve, was going to be a real game changer and would “increase uncertainty in Canada’s natural resource sectors…

A vision for First Nations reconciliation

Healing the wounded relationships that exist between indigenous peoples and the broad population of Canada

A vision for First Nations reconciliationDownload this column for your publication or website EDMONTON, AB, May 19, 2015/ Troy Media/ - A First Nations friend of mine recently told me a remarkable story of an elder of his community who was recovering from illness. My friend thought the elder was about to drift away to sleep, but then suddenly he…

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…

Time to rethink the way we understand First Nations

First Nations firmly rooted on both sides of the resource development debate

Time to rethink the way we understand First NationsDownload Time to rethink the way we understand First Nations for your publication or website By Trevor McLeod and Roger Gibbins Canada West Foundation CALGARY, AB, May 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Potential resource developments too often face an unbridgeable abyss, with project proponents perched on one side and First Nations and environmentalists on the…
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