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.
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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.
Allana McDougall
Allana McDougall has been taught to share with others both the nation where she comes from and her role in her community. Here, she wonders what it would mean if others did the same.
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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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: March 06, 2019
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Published On: February 26, 2019 talks to Riley Yesno — writer, advocate, and public speaker — about her thoughts on reconciliation, allyship, and her upcoming TEDxUofT talk.

Published On: February 22, 2019

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Published On: February 21, 2019

Indigenous women experience higher rates of poor birth outcomes, such as low birth weight and infant mortality. The Baby Bundle Project aims to change that.

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: February 13, 2019

Ontario university students are doing hands-on work in food and medicine gardens and in manomin fields — all part of a community-based research program aimed at cultivating healthy relationships and a healthy environment.

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 about complexity theory, two-eyed seeing, and fighting for change in academia.

Published On: January 08, 2019

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Published On: December 17, 2018

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Published On: December 11, 2018

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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.

Published On: October 24, 2018

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Published On: October 22, 2018

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Published On: October 04, 2018

ANALYSIS: Doug Ford says he’ll hop on a bulldozer if necessary — but a recent court decision about the Trans Mountain Pipeline shows there’s an easier way, writes Josh Dehaas.

Published On: September 28, 2018
The Agenda welcomes Sol Mamakwa to discuss suicide among Indigenous youth.
Published On: September 24, 2018

Queen’s Park fell silent when MPP Sol Mamakwa paid tribute to 13-year-old Karlena Kamenawatamin, who killed herself last week. Mamakwa spoke to about the suicide crisis on reserves and how government can take action.

Published On: September 20, 2018

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