Welcome to the beta site of Indigenous Watchdog

Thank- you for visiting Indigenous Watchdog - the Phase 1 launch of an online platform to deliver current, comprehensive and insightful information on critical Indigenous issues impacting First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action are the starting point for an exploration into a broad range of current events... Continue Reading →

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What’s happening with Reconciliation? Indigenous Watchdog Updates as of Oct. 4, 2021

Calls to Action Status as of Oct. 4, 2021 Not StartedStalledIn ProgressComplete112549911.7%26.6%52.1%9.6% Status Change The following Calls to Action (C2A)have changed their status since the last update on Sept. 5, 2021. C2ADescriptionStatus ChangeWhy?58Papal apology to survivorsFrom STALLED to IN PROGRESSCanadian Conference of Catholic Bishops will work with Holy See to "try" and arrange a visit... Continue Reading →

Indigenous Watchdog Status Updates – June 14, 2021

"Seventy-six of the Report's 94 Calls to Action fall under the sole or shared responsibility of the Government of Canada.  At this time, working together with provincial/territorial governments and other key partners, eighty percent of these are completed or well underway". The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister Crown-Indigenous Relations, Dec. 15, 2020 Federal Government = 80% Truth... Continue Reading →

“Missing Children and Burial Information” – Current status of the TRC Calls to Action?

“I call on Canadians – elders and youth, Aboriginal or not – to commit to reconciliation and breaking down the wall of indifference." Honourary Witness to the TRC, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada Indifference. The official government of Canada website "Delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action" was... Continue Reading →

Conrad Black’s bogus attack on Truth and Reconciliation: He white-washes history to minimize Indigenous “grievances”

Conrad Black's two articles in the National Post: "The truth about truth and reconciliation" (March 21, 2021) and "A serious conversation for a serious country" (April 3, 2021) assert two blatantly false claims about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: "the rampant but fraudulent truism that this country is rotten with 'systemic racism'" "there is no... Continue Reading →

What does the Fraser Institute’s Tom Flanagan get right about reconciliation? Not very much!

Tom Flanagan and the Fraser Institute released "Promise and Performance: Recent Trends in Government Expenditures on Indigenous Peoples" that rates investments in Indigenous programs as a failure since they have not lifted Indigenous people up from their entrenched position at the bottom of the Canadian economy. Flanagan's entire argument is presented in strictly economic terms... Continue Reading →

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