Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan faced calls Wednesday from the federal NDP to visit the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat First Nation so he can see the impacts of a state of emergency first-hand.
A state of emergency has been declared in the northern Ontario community of Attawapiskat after tests showed its drinking water had potentially dangerous levels of byproducts from a disinfection process.
The family of a teenager who killed herself in a remote Indigenous community on James Bay is calling for a coroner's inquest into her death two years ago, which sparked a crisis that garnered international attention and political promises of change.
The federal government will provide $69 million over the next three years for indigenous mental health services, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday after meeting a delegation of more than 20 aboriginal youth from northern Ontario.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to sit down with the chief of Attawapiskat First Nation on June 13 -- a meeting that comes amid continued calls for increased mental health services to address an indigenous suicide epidemic.