Indigenous affairs

Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes Disponible en français. On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day, communities across Canada hold events to celebrate Indigenous cultures and contributions. To mark the occasion, this HillNote provides information about Indigenous-women-owned businesses in Canada, the challenges they face and the… Read More ›

Broadband Internet in Indigenous Communities

Reading Time: 5 minutes Disponible en français. Broadband Internet access supports Indigenous self-determination by enabling communities to address priorities, improving access to programs and services, supporting economic participation and contributing to the revitalization of Indigenous languages and cultures. However, many Indigenous communities do not… Read More ›

Executive Summary – Understanding Federal Jurisdiction and First Nations

Reading Time: < 1 minute Disponible en français. Under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867, the federal government has exclusive legislative authority for “Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians.” This responsibility, however, often overlaps with that of the provinces, whose authority extends to areas such as child welfare, education and policing. While “Indians” means all Indigenous peoples for the purpose of section 91(24),… Read More ›