Nation To Nation

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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.

67 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Saganash discusses his exit from politics, Jack Layton and UNDRIP bill

May 30th, 2019


Romeo Saganash says he has been fighting for Indigenous people most of his life.

He tabled Bill C-262 in 2016 as it would require Canada to align its …

This Mik’maw woman stood up to Trudeau; hear what she has to say now

May 23rd, 2019


She stood up to Justin Trudeau in his House.

Now Hannah Martin discusses her next steps and the importance of traditional knowledge.

That and more on this episode of APTN Nation To Nation.

Climate change suddenly a crisis on Parliament Hill as support for Green party increases

May 16th, 2019


Conservatives are against the carbon tax.

But have no plan of its own to fight climate change.

What gives? That and more on this episode of APTN Nation To Nation.

Murray Sinclair warns of violent rebellion if Indigenous rights continue to be oppressed

May 2nd, 2019


Sen. Murray Sinclair sits down for wide-ranging interview.

And issues a warning to society.

Ignoring the treatment of Indigenous people will likely …

Child welfare agency points finger at Sioux Lookout hospital over suicide of First Nation teen

April 25th, 2019


Nation to Nation has an exclusive update in the $5.9 million lawsuit filed over the death of Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, who filmed her suicide in a Sioux Lookout, Ont. foster home.

A third-party claim has been filed against …

Seamus O’Regan too busy making funding announcements to address flooding in Kashechewan

April 18th, 2019


The sound of geese should mean spring is around the corner.

But for the people of Kashechewan it means leaving their homes.

Every year rising waters …

Canadians should be outraged over stories of coerced sterilization says NDP MP

April 11th, 2019


It’s completely unimaginable.

You go to the hospital to give birth and leave never able to do so again.

Over 100 women, mostly Indigenous, have come forward to say they were coerced, or forced, into sterilization. And …

189 federal servants spied on Cindy Blackstock under Wernick and Justice Department

April 4th, 2019


Back when the federal government was doing everything it could to get Cindy Blackstock’s human rights complaint tossed out, she was being spied on by …

Nunavut needs 3,300 houses immediately, federal funding will pay for 83

March 28th, 2019


On this episode of APTN Nation to Nation: The Premier of Nunavut, Joe Savikataaq, on what there is to celebrate and what still needs to be done as the territory turns 20.

The chief of the Onion Lake Cree Nation explains …

The good, the bad and the maybe? A closer look at the federal budget

March 21st, 2019


Tension is building on Parliament Hill.

But is the Indigenous child welfare bill collateral damage? The political panel weighs in on the budget.

Inuit concerns over language bill ignored after summer cabinet shuffle: Obed

March 14th, 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.

Indigenous child welfare reform bill ‘breaks new ground’ but will it save lives?

March 7th, 2019


On this episode of Nation to Nation: Deaths of Indigenous children in child protective services make headlines every year across the country. Nearly everyone blames the way the system is set up: removing children from …

Jody Wilson-Raybould: Our political panel weighs in on her bombshell testimony

February 28th, 2019


Wilson-Raybould testified Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his staff applied sustained pressure to intervene in the bribery case of SNC-Lavalin.

She …

Child welfare bill expected next week but First Nations won’t see it beforehand: source

February 21st, 2019


The Trudeau government has told a group of First Nations working on new Indigenous child welfare legislation to expect a proposed bill to be finally …

Did the PMO ‘sideline’ Wilson-Raybould on failed framework negotiations? This chief believes so

February 14th, 2019


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 …

Political panel heats up over bill aiming to change how energy projects get approval

February 7th, 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.

Indigenous rights framework far from dead as Trudeau government rolls it out in pieces

January 31st, 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 …

New on-reserve education policy good step forward but work far from over says former chief

January 24th, 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 …

Questions surround new Indigenous Services minister but he says: ‘Pedal is to the metal’

January 17th, 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.

Trudeau government ignored pleas of Wet’suwet’en members fighting for rights: NDP MP

January 10th, 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.

Trudeau government pressed to pass Indigenous languages and child welfare bills

January 3rd, 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 …

Respect First Nation sovereignty to avoid courts and gain predictability says NDP leader

December 20th, 2018


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 …

With the MMIWG inquiry nearing its end who was right: North or Buller?

December 13th, 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 …

‘A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott

December 6th, 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 …

Surviving the Kamloops Indian Residential School and the struggle for a settlement

November 29th, 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 …

Shuttering child advocate’s office in Ontario not just devastating but ‘stupid’: Charlie Angus

November 22nd, 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 …

Foster homes investigated 7 times within a year but Ontario didn’t close them until Tammy Keeash died: court documents

November 15th, 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 …

Gladue principles are failing in courts; how will they work in correctional system if ‘enshrined’ in law?

November 8th, 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 …

Trudeau government working to help First Nations cut off by Greyhound cancellations: Liberal MP

November 1st, 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 …

Liberal MP says ‘heads need to roll’ if bureaucrats don’t shape up on First Nations education

October 25th, 2018


The Indigenous Affairs committee grilled civil servants this week over the gap in graduation rates on-reserve. The suggestion is that heads should …

Look to Indigenous people to fight climate change and prosper: Elizabeth May

October 18th, 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 …

Cindy Gladue became the face of violence against Indigenous women inside and out of courts

October 11th, 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 …

Consulting on Trans Mountain pipeline while planning to build anyway is a ‘farce’: Saganash

October 4th, 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 …

AFN Special Edition: Bellegarde says AFN has moved on from drama at election

July 26th, 2018


On a special edition of Nation to Nation: The Assembly of First Nations elected its National Chief and it’s a familiar name. But it didn't come without controversy.

A Crown Minister met with Chiefs on Election Day and …

Consent: How one mother beat the child welfare system and got her kid back

May 31st, 2018


It’s the final episode of the season and the focus is on the crisis in child welfare.

We hear from two mothers who refused to consent to having their children apprehended.

And Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott …

No government should be standing in the way of the Trans Mountain pipeline: Liberal MP

May 24th, 2018


There’s only one week left for the federal government to meet its so-called promise to Kinder Morgan.

And that is to guarantee that by May 31, a deadline imposed by the Texas-based oil company, that the Trans Mountain …

Trudeau’s support of Kinder Morgan leading to a ‘flashpoint’ of Indigenous resistance

May 17th, 2018


The Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake is not happy with the Liberal government’s support of Kinder Morgan, calling Trudeau’s claim of a new relationship with Indigenous people a lie.

Kinder Morgan and …

Liberal ties to clam harvesting deal ‘clearly smells’ as First Nations fight in court

May 10th, 2018


All week long the Conservative opposition has accused the government of nepotism and conflict of interest when awarding a clam harvesting quota to Five Nations Clams.

Twenty-five percent of it is owned by five …

‘Spirit of the White Paper’ behind Trudeau government fast-tracking legislative framework

May 2nd, 2018


Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says the spirit of the white paper is still alive on the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron is not convinced First …

Colonization forced Yale First Nation to sign deal with Kinder Morgan says chief

April 26th, 2018


On a special west coast edition on Nation to Nation: Yale First Nation Chief Ken Hansen accepted a Kinder Morgan deal as his community’s way out of …

Trudeau government won’t rule out using force to build Kinder Morgan’s pipeline

April 19th, 2018


Our political panel of MPs debate how the federal government can possibly remove the uncertainty surrounding Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline …

The First Nation that believes it can stop Kinder Morgan: ‘It’ll be our Standing Rock’

April 12th, 2018


Russ Diabo has been a frequent and vocal critic of the Assembly of First Nations, so he surprised everyone when he announced his intention to run for National Chief.

Two Ottawa area environmental activists talk about …

Tensions tighten with each arrest at the gates of Kinder Morgan

April 5th, 2018


An Indigenous activist says Indigenous people arrested at a Kinder Morgan protest camp in BC are being treated differently than non-Indigenous people.

N2N talks to two people who have been living at the camp …

Government defends Indigenous rights framework initiative on Nation to Nation

March 22nd, 2018


Indigenous Crown Relations Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones defends her government’s approach to an Indigenous rights framework.

The chief commissioner of Ontario’s Human Rights Commission explains why she thinks …

Pipelines, residential school settlements and incarceration dominate Nation to Nation

March 15th, 2018


William George talks about the watch house he hopes will stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in its tracks.

Dalhousie professor Amy Bombay says …

MMIWG chief commissioner explains why inquiry needs more time and money

March 8th, 2018


A former gang member addresses a one day summit on gangs and guns hosted by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion …

Taking one last look at the 2018 federal budget

March 1st, 2018


The political panel takes one last look at budget 2018 to debate whether it’s enough to begin to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous …

Child welfare, Indigenous law and the border put under the spotlight

February 22nd, 2018


Cindy Blackstock says there is still work to do despite government efforts to close funding gap on child welfare.

Legal scholar Val Napoleon couldn’t …

Prime minister’s announcement is analyzed and dissected on Nation to Nation

February 15th, 2018


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a bold announcement Wednesday in the relationship between his government and Indigenous people.

He promised, …

Saganash’s UNDRIP bill dominates discussion on Nation to Nation

February 8th, 2018


N2N’s political panel debates Bill C-262, on the adoption of UNDRIP.

It passed second reading Wednesday night.

Conservative Party voted against it, …

The political panel takes aim at the department of Indigenous services

February 1st, 2018


The political panel is back and talking about the new department of Indigenous Services.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas …

The emergency meeting on the crisis in child welfare

January 25th, 2018


On Nation to Nation it was day one of the emergency meeting on child and family services.

Children are being disconnected from their families and communities and becoming lost said one Indigenous leader.

And Nunavut’s …

Chief Commissioner explains delay in asking feds for extension on MMIWG inquiry

January 18th, 2018


Inquiry’s Chief Commissioner Marion Buller defends her staff and delays in asking the federal government for an extension.

An Ontario leader says …

Two courts will be hearing some important cases

January 11th, 2018


Important court cases seek groundbreaking decisions.

One in Northern Ontario wants the annual annuity raised substantially from $4.

While the Supreme …

The Federal government takes some licks on the final show of 2017

December 21st, 2017


It’s been almost exactly five years since Idle No More got started on the Prairies.

Although it held a rally in Toronto today and plan another one in Winnipeg this weekend, its public presence is arguably not like it …

Government needs to stop treating families disrespectfully – NDP

December 14th, 2017


Opposition members take the government to task.

For making Angela Sheeshish go to court to get permission to tell the world about her ordeal at the …

MMIWG Chief Commissioner is asked to resign

December 7th, 2017


MMIWG Chief Commissioner Marion Buller got an earful at the AFN chief’s special assembly in Ottawa Thursday.

A Manitoba leader asked for her …

Halfway through its mandate, the government defends its record

November 30th, 2017


Political panel rates how well the government has handled the Indigenous file since being elected.

Thunder Bay MP Don Rusnak explains whether or not …

Is government bureaucracy is interfering with the National Inquiry into MMIWG?

November 23rd, 2017


Political panel discusses whether government bureaucracy is interfering with the MMIWG Inquiry.

And Auditor General Michael Ferguson says Health …

Metis leader expresses skepticism on Riel anniversary

November 16th, 2017


On Nation to Nation, Metis leader questions the honour of the Crown on the anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution.

And the leaders of modern day treaties and self-government agreements are cautiously optimistic about …

How Bill S-3 is ending sex discrimination in the Indian Act

November 9th, 2017


A deal was announced on finally passing Bill S-3. It ends sex discrimination in the Indian Act by restoring status to women who married non-status …

How band membership is determined and why it became an issue on Parliament Hill

November 2nd, 2017


The political panel debates band membership under the Indian Act and the exploding population of Indigenous prisoners.

As well, a Winnipeg member of …

Jordan’s Principle still taking bureaucrats by surprise

October 26th, 2017


A look at the woes besetting the National Inquiry into MMIWG and even though Jordan’s Principle was supposed to have been a guiding motion for the past decade, as late as a year ago some bureaucrats at Health Canada …

A look at what’s wrong with the way specific claims are resolved

October 19th, 2017


Crown Indigenous Relations Parliamentary Secretary Yvonne Jones, Conservative Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Cathy McLeod, and NDP Deputy …

Indigenous people overrepresented in prisons, under-represented in trade

October 12th, 2017


Senator Kim Pate talks about the staggering numbers of Indigenous people in prison, especially for females, where nearly 38 percent of all female prisoners are Aboriginal women.

As well, what does the North American …

MMIWG Inquiry, and what is a government to government relationship?

October 5th, 2017


Laurie Odjick is one of the speakers at Octobers’s Sisters in Spirit vigil on Parliament Hill. Her daughter Maisy has been missing since 2008.

Odjick joins Nation to Nation host Todd in the studio and explains why she …

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