Connie Walker

CBC Reporter

Connie Walker is a reporter in the Investigative Unit at CBC News. Follow her on twitter @connie_walker

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CBC Investigates

Minister 'deeply disturbed' by consultant's claim to $1.3M in housing deal with First Nation

Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan says every penny of the $12.8 million meant to rebuild and renovate dilapidated and mould-infested homes in Cat Lake First Nation will go toward housing in the community, not to a consultant who claims he's owed a 10 per cent fee.
CBC Investigates

Consultant says he's owed $1.2M for helping First Nation obtain emergency housing cash from Ottawa

Consultant Gerald Paulin says he's owed $1.2 million after Cat Lake First Nation in northern Ontario received $12.8 million in emergency housing cash from the federal government. But Cat Lake's chief says the band is still talking it over with its lawyers.

'She lived on a hill full of mould': Family raises concerns after Cat Lake First Nation woman's death

The family of Nashie Oombash says the mould problem on the Cat Lake First Nation contributed to her death.

Widespread mould causing 'health disaster' in remote First Nation, MP says

MP Charlie Angus says he is "shaken up" after visiting a remote First Nation in northern Ontario, where seemingly every home has mould and more than half of them need to be replaced.

Ottawa to examine First Nation's water system after residents voice concerns

The federal government says it will conduct a "feasibility study" into what it would take to improve the water and sewer system in Garden Hill First Nation in Northern Manitoba — a fly-in reserve where many residents refuse to drink their tap water for fear it's unsafe.
CBC Investigates

This First Nation produces clean water. So why are so many residents afraid to drink it?

In some ways, Garden Hill First Nation in northern Manitoba is a success story. The community has no boil-water advisories. Its water treatment plant produces clean drinking water. So why do many residents refuse to drink their tap water? And why do others have no taps at all? CBC News investigates.
Finding Cleo

'Our story is about hope': How siblings of lost Saskatchewan girl made peace with their loss

The Semaganis siblings from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan had spent decades searching for their sister Cleo, but it was through a CBC podcast that they finally learned her fate. Listen to the final episode and read about how Cleo's siblings came to terms with what they learned and what they had lost.
Finding Cleo

'Naive but a good intention' — adoptive parents grapple with fallout of Sixties Scoop

Five siblings separated in the Sixties Scoop have reconnected as adults and are determined to find out what happened to the sister they lost track of. In the latest episodes of Finding Cleo, CBC News reporter Connie Walker follows a lead that takes her to a cemetery in New Jersey.
Finding Cleo

CBC podcast solves decades-old mystery of Saskatchewan girl lost in Sixties Scoop

A patchwork of information suggested Cleo Semaganis Nicotine had been killed decades ago while trying to make her way back to Saskatchewan from her adoptive family in the U.S., but no one knew for sure what happened until CBC News began looking into the case.

Missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry launch coming next week

The launch of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be announced by the federal government on Wednesday, CBC News has learned

MMIW national inquiry to focus on violence prevention not police investigations

The upcoming national inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women will focus on violence prevention, according to a draft document obtained by CBC News.
CBC Investigates

Health Canada investigates Florida spa director's illegal supplements

Brian Clement, a Florida nutritionist who treated two First Nations girls with leukemia in 2014, is back giving lectures in Ontario and promoting supplements that are illegal in Canada.

Missing and murdered women: A look at 5 cases not included in official RCMP tally

Just how many missing or murdered indigenous women are there in Canada? No one can say for certain, and the numbers reported in recent days only add to the confusion. As CBC News continues to investigate, here are five women's stories.

22 cases added to CBC's missing and murdered indigenous women database

CBC News will tweet the names and cases of more than 250 missing women and girls for 24 hours to coincide with the announcement today of the much-anticipated national inquiry by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.

Brian Clement, controversial nutritionist, claims institute helps patients 'reverse' MS

Brian Clement, a Florida nutritionist whose controversial treatment of two Canadian First Nations girls with leukemia made headlines last year, is back giving lectures in Canada and making more contentious health claims.