Jorge Barrera


Jorge Barrera is a Caracas-born, award-winning journalist who has worked across the country and internationally. He works for CBC's Indigenous unit based out of Ottawa. Follow him on Twitter @JorgeBarrera or email him

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Tears after Federal Court ruling ends decades-long 'dictatorship' in northern Ontario First Nation

A self-appointed "chief for life," who named his wife as successor upon his death to keep the leadership of a small First Nation in northern Ontario within his family, has been ousted following a Federal Court ruling delivered Thursday. 

More than 200 boxes of records under scrutiny by Ottawa, courts for residential school connections 

More than 200 boxes of records are currently under separate court and internal federal reviews to determine their connection to residential schools after they were found in storage facilities within the last year, CBC News has learned.

Ottawa's court delays could keep survivor, 92, from seeing residential school justice, says lawyer

In the Federal Court record he’s identified only by initials F.E.H, his birth year of 1930, the residential school he attended between 1936 and 1942, and that he was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by three staff members at the institution. 

RCMP investigating after 'suspicious package' triggers temporary Trans Mountain pipeline shutdown

The Trans Mountain pipeline was temporarily shut down after a "suspicious package" was found near the pipeline's right-of-way in Alberta, the Crown corporation said in a statement Friday. The package was not an explosive, police said later. 

Federal official blocked residential school survivor group's effort to identify missing children 

A federal official blocked a request by a survivor's organization seeking access to a key register in a search for 100-year-old records they hope could identify four children who died at the Shingwauk and Wawanosh residential schools in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

2 Indigenous convoy protesters say they were victims of heavy-handed police response in Ottawa

Two Indigenous protesters who joined the demonstrations in Ottawa against pandemic-related restriction and mandates were involved in some of the most dramatic interactions with police during the two-day effort to clear protesters from downtown.

Truckers say they'll face arrests peacefully — but will defend their rights

As police began tightening control of downtown Ottawa Thursday, a group of truck drivers parked in an intersection for the last three weeks say they will face arrests peacefully.
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For many inside the Freedom Convoy, faith fuels the resistance

For 44-year-old trucker George Dyck, faith led him to protest in Ottawa and faith is what keeps him there.

Charges possible for Ohio man who allegedly swatted police in the wrong Ottawa

A 20 year-old man from Akron, Ohio, is facing potential swatting-related charges after calling in a bomb threat to police in the wrong Ottawa.

Court report says Ottawa needs to review 11 St. Anne's residential school cases 

At least 11 abuse compensation cases from a notorious residential school need review because their outcome may have been impacted by the federal government’s failure to disclose thousands of police and court records, according to a court-ordered report.