Published On: October 13, 2020
More than a century ago, two residential-school students died near the institution in Sault Ste. Marie. Now researchers and survivors are trying to discover their identities.
Published On: September 09, 2020
School reopening presents a real threat for First Nations communities, where education has historically been underfunded. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, still waiting for federal dollars, is turning to land-based learning.
Published On: August 18, 2020
A forest fire displaced a small Ontario community — so nearby towns gave fleeing residents a place to go.
Published On: August 07, 2020
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.
Published On: July 23, 2020
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
Published On: June 25, 2020
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
Published On: June 11, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Tania Cameron and Katrina Osborne of Kenora.
Published On: June 04, 2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
Published On: May 23, 2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.
Published On: May 14, 2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: January 22, 2020
In Ontario, more than 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve, but public-health data about them is almost non-existent. A new research initiative aims to change that.
Published On: March 11, 2019
OPINION: By offering Jody Wilson-Raybould the position of Minister of Indigenous Services, the prime minister signalled that he still has a lot to learn about reconciliation, writes Charnel Anderson.
Published On: February 22, 2019
To mark Human Trafficking Awareness Day, TVO.org speaks with Collin Graham, of the Ontario Native Women’s Association, about recognizing the signs of exploitation — and learning from survivors.
Published On: February 15, 2019
For his advocacy on behalf of residential-school survivors, Edmund Metatawabin was awarded the Order of Canada. He spoke with TVO about what the honour represents to him — and what the future holds for Indigenous communities.
Published On: January 30, 2019
Melanie Goodchild’s research is informed by “Anishinaabe Gikendaasowin,” part of her First Nation’s knowledge system — she talks to TVO.org about complexity theory, two-eyed seeing, and fighting for change in academia.
Published On: January 08, 2019
Indigenous communities across the province are dealing with inadequate housing. Farmers’ fields may hold the answer.
What the elimination of Ontario’s child advocate means to three Ontarians who know the system first-hand
Published On: December 07, 2018
The Tories are closing the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. We talk to a child advocate, a crisis counsellor, and a youth peer mentor about how the move will affect children across Ontario.
Published On: November 20, 2018
Indigenous communities across the province invested in hundreds of green-energy initiatives — and they say they’ve lost millions in potential revenues since the PCs took power.