Nation to Nation takes a weekly look at the politics affecting Aboriginal people in Canada. Join host Todd Lamirande as he connects you to the decision makers in Ottawa and across the country.
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On this episode of Nation to Nation: As the scandal involving the Prime Minister’s Office and former minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould continues to grow by the day, everything that led up to it erupting last week is now getting a closer look.
That includes Wilson-Raybould’s involvement in the failed Indigenous rights framework that fell apart late last year.
Originally aired February 14, 2019
The political panel gets fired up over resource development.
More so how projects will soon be approved.
That’s on this episode of Nation To Nation.
Originally aired February 7, 2019
The Indigenous rights framework is far from dead. The Trudeau government is quietly rolling it out in pieces. But are they succeeding?
That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.
Originally aired January 31, 2019
On this episode of N2N: Everyone can agree that moving away from program-based funding for on-reserve education is a good idea. One nation could be getting money for a program while the nation next to it didn’t at all. It all came down to writing proposals.
Now there’s a new approach as announced by the federal government Monday, with the Assembly of First Nations, following more than two years of negotiations.
Originally aired January 24, 2019
It’s “pedal to the metal” for the new Indigenous services minister.
But does Seamus O’Regan have what it takes?
That’s on this episode on Nation to Nation.
Originally aired January 17, 2019
On this episode of N2N: NDP MP Nathan Cullen says the Prime Minister and his government need to be more respectful of the rights of the Wet’suwet’en.
Child welfare activist Cindy Blackstock wants the federal government to apply Jordan’s Principle to a critically ill non-status child.
Robinson Huron Litigation Committee chair Mike Restoule talks about a big court win for nearly two dozen Ontario First Nations.
Originally aired January 10, 2019
On this episode of Nation to Nation, the political panel of MPs debates two important pieces of legislation coming up in the New Year.
A month ago Prime Minister Trudeau promised child welfare reform and an Indigenous languages act will be tabled in January. But will they get passed before the federal election campaign heats up next fall.
Originally aired January 3, 2019
On this episode of Nation To Nation, Host Todd Lamirande has a wide ranging interview with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh.
He also talks to Liberal MP for Winnipeg Centre Robert-Falcon Ouellette.
He’s trying to get something done about the crystal meth crisis in his constituency.
Originally aired December 20, 2018
It was just over a year ago when Sheila North categorically called for Marion Buller to step down as the chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into MMIWG.
North didn’t do it in a press release, or in an interview with a reporter, but to Buller’s face.
In this episode of Nation To Nation, Todd Lamirande sits down with Sheila North and Marion Buller.
Originally aired December 13, 2018
It’s likely to be the most important work the Trudeau government does this term.
New child welfare legislation for Indigenous people. Minister Jane Philpott believes it will save lives.
That’s on this edition of Nation to Nation.
Originally aired December 6, 2018
A special edition Nation To Nation from the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
In this episode we focus on the forgotten Day Scholars and their struggle for a settlement.
We’ll have more details about their lawsuit over abuse and loss of language and culture.
Plus a heartbreaking interview with a survivor.
Originally aired November 29, 2018
Nation to Nation’s political panel teams up on Doug Ford.
And it has to do with shutting down the child advocate.
The NDP call it stupid. Isn’t there a better way to save money say Conservatives.
Liberals say he’s conquering minorities.
Originally aired November 22, 2018
Northern Ontario’s child welfare system is in crisis.
Tammy Keeash died while in foster care in Thunder Bay.
Nation to Nation reports on the company that operated her foster home.
As well, a Thunder Bay child welfare lawyer says children’s aid societies often fail to follow due process when apprehending kids.
Originally aired November 15, 2018
On this episode of Nation To Nation: The number of Indigenous people being incarcerated in this country keeps rising. That’s a phrase heard year after year.
Now Indigenous people represent 29 per cent of offenders in the correctional system, a jump of two per cent over a year ago. Female offenders have kept pace, jumping from just under 38 per cent to 40.
Originally aired November 8, 2018
On this episode of Nation To Nation: Greyhound announced this past summer it was cancelling almost all of its bus routes in Western Canada. It’s a mode of transportation used by many First Nations, particularly in northern regions.
Since then 87 per cent of the affected routes have been met by other operators to provide service. But has left a big hole for First Nations.
Originally aired November 1, 2018
The Indigenous Affairs committee grilled civil servants this week over the gap in graduation rates on-reserve. The suggestion is that heads should roll over in Indigenous Services. We see what our panel of MPs thinks and their answers may surprise you.
As well, more and more children are being caught up in foster care in the Northwest Territories. It’s increasingly being described as a disaster.
Originally aired October 25, 2018
The political panel of MPs continues a debate on climate change that began earlier this week in the House of Commons after a United Nations report came with a dire warning that we only have 12 years to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half or face irreversible effects.
As well, NDP MP Georgina Jolibois talks about rural crime and not blaming Indigenous youth.
Originally aired October 18, 2018
On this episode of Nation To Nation: A busy day at the supreme court of Canada.
It heard submissions for and against overturning an appeal to have the alleged murderer of Cindy Gladue re-tried.
And it made a decision that the federal government does not have to consult on legislation affecting first nations.
Originally aired October 11, 2018
In the season premiere of Nation to Nation the hot topic was once again the Trans Mountain pipeline.
The Trudeau government has vowed to build the pipeline and properly consult First Nations sitting along its route from Alberta to British Columbia.
NDP MP Romeo Saganash calls it all a “farce” saying Ottawa can’t say they are consulting on it and then plan to build it anyway.
Originally aired October 4, 2018