Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services building in Sault Ste. Marie from the article Why the urban Indigenous population in Ontario needs more support
Most Indigenous people in the province live off-reserve. They face barriers related to housing, employment, and social services — and experts say they’re not getting the assistance they need.  
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TVO Indigenous affairs journalist Chris Beaver talks about Indigenous identity, forced assimilation and the importance of language as a cultural building block.
people gathered around a totem  from the article Taking a walk through Indigenous history
On Jaime Morse’s tours around Ottawa, participants learn about the area’s role as a gathering place for many nations — and about the history that Canada has often tried to suppress.
a woman on stage talking into a microphone from the article Independent women: Why this all-Indigenous comedy group brings big laughs and hard truths
For Toronto-based Manifest Destiny’s Child, stand-up isn’t just for laughs — it’s also for survival.  

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