The First Nation Child and Family Caring Society needs your voice! During the week of October 20-24, 2014, the
Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations human rights case against the federal government will hear the
closing arguments. It is critical that we show our support for the positive outcome of the hearing so that changes
are made to eliminate the discrimination within the First Nations child and family program and Jordan’s Principle
is implemented. Click here
for more information. You can also help by filling out and sending our
of protest to your local Member of Parliament urging further action.
‘Treaty beneficiaries due for a raise’: Madahbee
UOI OFFICES (September 9, 2014) – First Nations parties to the Robinson-Huron Treaty haven’t seen their benefits increased in 140 years.Chiefs from the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory are filing their Statement of Claim today in right of Canada and Ontario regarding the longstanding failure of the Crown to raise annuities under the Treaty signed in 1850. Read More
UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) August 27, 2014 – Anishinabek Nation leaders are urging the Council of the Federation to put pressure on the Harper government to call an inquiry into the nearly 1,200 Missing and Murdered Indigenous and Traded Women in Canada. Read More
Waub Rice to receive storytelling honour
UOI OFFICES (Nipissing FN) July 15, 2014 – CBC journalist Waubgeshig Rice has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Debwewin Citation for excellence in First Nations Storytelling.
Rice, a citizen of Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound, Ont. is a videojournalist in the public broadcaster’s Ottawa newsroom. He produced “Capital NDNs”, an hour-long television documentary about contemporary Aboriginal life in Ottawa, and his video contributions to CBC’s “8th Fire Digital Project” include “Mixed Blood” and “Sacraments and the Smudge” Read more