The children were taken out of their homes in Canada, largely without the consent of their families or bands, and placed in non-Indigenous care from the 1960s to the 1980s, in a period now known as the Sixties Scoop.
They doubt new funding will tell them anything more about their sisters’ cases.
The government announced on Wednesday the start of a long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, who are six times more likely to be murder victims than non-Aboriginal women in Canada.
Residents of the Muskoday First Nation have to rely on tanker trucks of water after an oil spill leaked into their drinking water.
A national inquiry into the reasons why more than a thousand Indigenous women have disappeared or been killed hasn't yet begun, but it's already causing fraustration.
By Angela Hill
Health workers are trying to get Indigenous peoples recognized as key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, putting them alongside other groups considered at high risk of acquiring the infection.
Decades after taking Indigenous children from their home, against their will, Canada's national police force is admitting that racism is still a problem — but that they want to fix it.
The fear is that, over time, the vast majority of Canada's Indigenous languages will go extinct. But there's a movement afoot to not just preserve them, but to get them back in active use.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to bring clean drinking water to all Indigenous communities within five years. It might fall to youth in those communities to get the job done.
In April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Shoal Lake 40, a community that has been on a boil water advisory for 20 years, for a VICELAND documentary airing this weekend in Canada. Here's a look at some of what he saw.
But the $70-million commitment over three years is a fraction of what a provincial government has pledged. And leaders say the federal government needs to take deeper action to address the underlying issues.
More Than 300 People in This Community Have Been Poisoned By Mercury, And Ontario Isn't Cleaning It Up
In the 1960s and 1970s, a pulp and paper mill dumped chemicals into the river system relied upon by Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. It's all still there.
Indigenous children are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous children to live in poverty in Canada, according to a new study that shows First Nations children living on reserve continue to be worse off than any other group.
Azraya Kokopenace was arrested by the local Kenora police, in northern Ontario. Just weeks later, after a second arrest, she was found dead steps away from the local hospital.
They're taking matters into their own hands, by joining a handful of communities across Canada who have formed volunteer patrols in response to the more than 1,200 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered since 1980.
Cheers erupted as Canada announced it will fully support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, reversing the position of the previous government, which nine years ago made it one of four countries to reject the document.
For decades, Canada forced Indigenous families to send their children to residential schools, where many suffered physical, emotion, and sexual abuse. It was under a policy of "aggressive assimilation" that the government has since abandoned.
Nunavut goes to the polls on Monday to determine whether individuals and corporations can purchase and own land, or whether they need to keep leasing it from the government.
Trudeau made the comments while in Shoal Lake 40, an Aboriginal reserve in Canada of around 250 people that has been on a boil water advisory for two decades. He was there as part of an upcoming VICELAND documentary.
A crowd of youth and community leaders gathered to see Justin Trudeau as he arrived on Shoal Lake 40 by helicopter Thursday morning, the first such visit for the Canadian prime minister.