TOPIC: FIRST NATIONS STUDENT DEATHS INQUEST
Permanent funding needed to fulfil recommendations of First Nation student death inquest, lawyers say
"Progress is stagnating" on some of the long-term goals set for governments and First Nations organizations after an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., according Aboriginal Legal Services, which issued its fourth annual report card on Wednesday.
Still more work to do on 7 Indigenous student death inquest recommendations, advocates, governments say
While a recent report by lawyers representing families of six of seven Indigenous students whose deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., were the subject of a months-long inquest shows action from all levels of government and Indigenous education authorities, there is still a lot of work to do.
Year-2 report into 7 Indigenous youth inquest recommendations shows progress, report finds
It's taken a longer than expected, but lawyers representing the families of six of seven Indigenous students who died while attending school in Thunder Bay, Ont., have issued their two-year progress report about what's changed since the months-long inquest into the young people's deaths, and, generally, the results are positive.
Northern Ontario First Nation seeks answers to teen's death from probe of Thunder Bay police
A councillor from a fly-in First Nation in northwestern Ontario says he's looking to the ongoing review of Thunder Bay police to hopefully shed some light on a tragedy from 17 years ago.
Federal, provincial governments announce funding for NAN-led student safety plan
The Ontario and federal governments say they've committed $10 million to an action plan developed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation that aims to keep students safe when they come to Thunder Bay for school.
'Disappointing' response so far to 7 youth inquest recommendations, says Aboriginal Legal Services
Legal representatives for the families of six of the seven Indigenous students who were the subject of a coroner's inquest in Thunder Bay, Ont., say, overall, the response to the jury's recommendations so far has been "disappointing."
City officials say more supports in place, coming for First Nations youth in Thunder Bay
Officials with the City of Thunder Bay say progress is being made to implement recommendations aimed at the city that came ouf of the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in the northwestern Ontario city.
What Chanie Wenjack's sister wants from Gord Downie's Secret Path
Fifty years after Chanie Wenjack's tragic death while running away from residential school, his sister says it's time every First Nation had its own school.
Indigenous deaths prompt increased police patrols near river in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Thunder Bay police are increasing patrols near the McIntyre River where three First Nations students were found dead between 2005 and 2009 and three more Indigenous people have died in recent months.
First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 recommendations we've heard before
A coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont. repeats several of the recommendations made nearly 20 years ago by an inquest into the death of a teenager from Neskantaga First Nation.
Indigenous youth reflect on recommendations from First Nations student deaths inquest
An inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay issued 145 recommendations on Tuesday, one Indigenous youth hopes the inquest starts a national conversation about hate-crimes.
Inquest dubs 3 First Nations youth deaths accidental, while 4 others remain a mystery
The deaths of four young aboriginals who moved from their remote northern Ontario reserves to attend high school in Thunder Bay, Ont., occurred in an undetermined manner, an inquest jury decided Tuesday.
Jury in First Nations student deaths inquest set to deliver recommendations in Thunder Bay, Ont.
A coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., issues its verdict and recommendations on Tuesday. All of the students were from remote communities in northern Ontario where access to high school is limited.
How Canada says it can improve First Nations education after 7 students died in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The jury at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., will deliver its recommendations on Tuesday for improving Indigenous education.
First Nations school finishes wall mural started by student who died
An art project started by a teenager who died in 2007 has now been completed by current students at a First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont.
First Nations student safety in Thunder Bay: 9 things inquest lawyers agree on
Jurors at the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay were presented this week with hundreds of proposed recommendations to consider.
Homicide ruling recommended in death of First Nations student in Thunder Bay
One night of drinking should not have resulted in the death of an 18-year-old from Keewaywin First Nation, according to her family's lawyer who says her death should be ruled a homicide.
First Nations student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay begins final phase
The inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., resumes Wednesday with lawyers for each of the parties making closing statements.
First Nations student survives being thrown in river by attackers, inquest hears
A former student at the First Nations high school in Thunder Bay, Ont. says he was attacked by strangers and thrown in a river in 2008.
First Nations youth testify at student deaths inquest in Thunder Bay
First Nations youth who testified at an inquest in Thunder Bay on Wednesday underscored the long-lasting impact of residential schools and the power of cultural teachings to bring healing.
Thunder Bay police practices need review, Fort William First Nation chief says
The Chief of Fort William First Nation says he supports a call for a comprehensive review of the way Thunder Bay police investigate the deaths of Indigenous peoples.
Thunder Bay police 'racism' must be rooted out, lawyer says
A formal complaint filed this month against city police in Thunder Bay, Ont., is seeking a comprehensive review of the police service with an eye to eliminating alleged racism.
First Nations students get 30 per cent less funding than other children, economist says
First Nations children living on reserve receive at least 30 per cent less founding for their education as children under provincial jurisdiction, according to the former chief economist with the TD Bank.
First Nations student deaths inquest: 5 things learned from Indigenous Affairs testimony
Some lawyers at a coroner's inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students demonstrated frustration on Wednesday with testimony from a senior Indigenous Affairs official.
Indigenous Affairs policy blocks funding for indigenous student residence in Thunder Bay, Ont.
The deputy director of the education branch of Indigenous Affairs says the department cannot fund a residence for First Nations students attending high school in Thunder Bay, Ont.