Families struck by tragedies consoled at massive vigil
By: Oliver Sachgau
Winnipeg Free Press
"I love you, my girl."
Read more: Wrapped in the arms of love
Respect for traditional healing, need for improved funding raised
By Jenni Dunning
MIDLAND – Doctors should work more closely with traditional medicine and healers when it comes to First Nations patients.
Read more: Meeting in Midland hears concerns of First Nations patients
Winnipeg Free Press
THE death of Tracia Owen in 2005 was a wake up call for social services in this province. She hanged herself, having been repeatedly betrayed by a family to whom she was sure she would return, permanently, one day. At 14, the chronic runaway who was sexually exploited on the streets saw death as preferable.
Read more: Saving children is costly, past due
Mark NIELSEN / Prince George Citizen
Federal New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair promised Monday a "different approach" to First Nations relations if elected prime minister as he embarked on a day-long tour of northwest B.C. communities.
Read more: NDP leader offers fresh start with First Nations
'Why do so many children in care or living on the street feel they do not have a village to keep them safe?'
By Michael Redhead Champagne, for CBC News
Althea Guiboche often talks about why she works every week, as a single mom on assistance, to provide bannock to the homeless and hungry on Winnipeg’s streets – in honour of the village we once had.
Read more: It takes a village: Reaching out to First Nations homeless
VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
A B.C. First Nations mask that made headlines after a U.S. art museum wagered it in a Super Bowl bet is returning home to British Columbia next month for a community celebration. Officials from the Seattle Art Museum will bring the Nuxalk forehead mask back to Bella Coola for a few days, where it’s sure to be a highlight of the much-anticipated potlatch.
Read more: B.C. First Nations mask makes trip back to Bella Coola
OTTAWA – Increasing the level of transparency and accountability across Canada’s public institutions is both good and necessary. Canadians expect that those given the privilege of serving their country adhere to the highest of ethical standards, and I strongly believe that it is the duty of those in public office to constantly seek new ways to increase the openness of these institutions.
Read more: Justin Trudeau – Real steps toward greater transparency and accountability