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Nation to Nation takes a weekly look at the politics affecting Indigenous people in Canada. Join Host Todd Lamirande as he connects you with the decision-makers in Ottawa and across the country.

Nation to Nation takes a weekly look at the politics affecting Indigenous people in Canada. Join Host Todd Lamirande as he connects you with the decision-makers in Ottawa and across the country.

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Nation to Nation takes a weekly look at the politics affecting Indigenous people in Canada. Join Host Todd Lamirande as he connects you with the decision-makers in Ottawa and across the country.

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@aptnnews

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English


Episodes

The sad, long fight to get justice for survivors of St. Anne’s

1/14/2021
Smells, sounds and even her stutter. These trigger Evelyn Korkmaz’s memories of sexual abuse at the former St. Anne’s residential school. It’s something she endures as she fights Ottawa for her medical records. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:25:42

First Nations scholar says AFN stuck in old ways, needs to change

1/7/2021
Is it time to allow grassroots to vote for AFN national chief? Niigaan James Sinclair says maybe it is. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:26:44

UNDRIP bill is the way forward says minister, while critic says it lacks clarity

12/17/2020
The Liberal government recently tabled a new bill that aims to affirm in law the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People – while one critic says the bill lacks clarity. We hear from both sides on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:22:54

‘Utter failure’: Expert breaks down internal death report on Sacha Raven Bob

12/10/2020
It was an “utter failure” what happened to Sacha Raven Bob. The 12-year-old was neglected for years while before taking her life in 2014. Dr. Kim Snow helps breakdown her death report on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:24:04

APTN tours Kenora to see how child welfare system plays out on the streets

12/3/2020
Nation to Nation continues a deep dive into the child welfare system. Host Todd Lamirande interviews a Kenora-based psychiatrist who speaks on the fallout the system has created in that Ontario city. That’s on this episode of N2N.

Duration:00:25:05

‘Hypocritical’: Metis Nation of Ontario responds to David Chartrand’s latest attack

11/26/2020
In the last episode of Nation to Nation, MMF President David Chartrand said the Metis Nation of Ontario is using trickery to steal Metis identity. This episode the MNO responds to his attack. And it all has to do with the historic Powley Supreme Court decision.

Duration:00:24:10

Tri-council says it’s not leaving Metis National Council, but stalemate continues

11/19/2020
The Metis National Council has been divided for more than a year. Now news of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario forming a Tri-Council. But what does it mean to MNC VP David Chartrand? He doesn’t hold any punches. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:26:30

‘60s Scoop survivor recalls being ‘Today’s Child’ in newspaper on historic day

11/12/2020
There’s a new healing foundation for ‘60s Scoop survivors. The opening ceremony is happening today. But first a reminder of how many Indigenous children were scooped. Pictures in newspapers under the section: Today’s Child. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:24:00

Ordinary decent reporter: Christopher Curtis explains why he launched The Rover

11/5/2020
Journalist Christopher Curtis turned some heads when he quit his job at the Montreal Gazette. But Curtis had a plan. It includes telling in-depth stories about Indigenous people – the right way. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:27:46

From residential school to Saskatchewan legislature: Meet Betty Nippi-Albright

10/29/2020
We have a common theme this episode of Nation to Nation. Racism. Find out how one woman overcame it and the fight one group still has. But they all have a new ally in Ottawa.

Duration:00:24:24

NDP’s Singh tells Trudeau: I won’t do your dirty work and trigger an election

10/22/2020
Why take a knee if you won’t take a stand? That’s Jagmeet Singh’s message to Justin Trudeau. And, no, the NDP won’t be used as a prop to spark an election. It’s all part of a wide-ranging interview on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:24:55

Second wave of COVID-19 crashing into several First Nations communities

10/15/2020
The number of COVID-19 outbreaks is increasing on-reserve across Canada. One First Nation has set-up a checkpoint to enforce non-essential travel ban to the northern Manitoba. But an NDP MP says the Manitoba government has done little to help. That's on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:27:19

Dear non-Mi’kmaw fishers: Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia have an inherent right to fish, you do not

10/8/2020
The Mi’kmaq are the only people with an inherent right to fish in Nova Scotia. It’s privilege for everyone else. The season premiere of Nation to Nation looks into the racism that Mi'kmaw fishers are facing – on and off the water.

Duration:00:27:50

A wide-ranging interview with Marc Miller on making policy in crisis and what’s to come

5/28/2020
Ottawa can spend billions in a pandemic, so when will it pay First Nations children what they’re owed for being in care? Minister Marc Miller says that will still take several months. Hear the full interview the on the season finale of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:26:43

MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq hopes pandemic has changed what public views as essential

5/21/2020
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says the novel coronavirus pandemic has proven to everyone that jobs typically viewed as less essential than others before the pandemic are deserving of a living wage. She said the pandemic has also put a spotlight on other gaps. In this episode of Nation to Nation, we also spoke to Cindy Blackstock and where she gets some of her inspiration to fight for First Nations children.

Duration:00:23:36

Even during the pandemic, Canada is fighting these residential school survivors in court

5/14/2020
Are there more cases of coronavirus on-reserve than Canada says? A new report from Yellowhead Institute says yes. Canada responds to that report on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:27:59

‘Dumping ground’: Young people forced to live in seniors’ homes says lawyer

5/7/2020
There were 118 people under the age of 30 in long-term care homes across Ontario as of December 31. Forty-two of them were between the ages of 18-20. In comparison, there were more than 74,000 above 60 years old. So how did these homes, geared for geriatric care, also become a place for young adults? That and more in this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:24:00

First Nations several weeks away from likely knowing when things may return to normal

4/30/2020
‘Namgis First Nation recently lost a member to COVID-19. The community is on Alert Bay island in British Columbia that has 26 confirmed cases. A Cree doctor explains how things have gone. That and more on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:26:25

Police shootings, child welfare cuts and waiting for COVID-19 test kits

4/23/2020
Three Indigenous people were killed by Winnipeg police in 10 days. It’s sparked calls for an Indigenous police oversight board. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels explains how it could work. That and more on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:26:55

Prison watchdog investigating complaint of guards not wearing masks at Sask Pen

4/16/2020
This prisoner advocate says she keeps hearing from inmates across the country about COVID-19. In particular, Saskatchewan Penitentiary. Sherri Maier forwarded the complaints to Canada’s prison watchdog. That’s on this episode of Nation to Nation.

Duration:00:23:51