Aboriginal rights

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Jul 18, 2011

Death and the plastic shamans

Krystalline Kraus
Cultural appropriation and theft has pushed the Lakota Sioux to take to court one profit-making provider of 'traditional sweat lodge' retreats, after three people died at his Arizona ranch.
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Jul 7, 2011

Equity in Aboriginal education is the only way forward

Malinda S. Smith
We laud ourselves for supporting education of children in Afghanistan, while First Nations children get 60 to 80 per cent of government education investment received by non-Aboriginal children here.
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Mar 21, 2011
Bridget Tolley, right, with a poster of her mother, Gladys Tolley, who was struck and killed by a police car in Quebec in 2001. Photo: Bridget Tolley

Bridget Tolley's search for justice for her mother

Alex Hundert
Algonquin elder Gladys Tolley was killed by a police car driving through the Kitigan Zibi reserve in Quebec in 2001. Her daughter began a fight for answers that is being ignored by authorities.
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Mar 14, 2011

Criminalizing sex workers harms the most vulnerable

Sarah Hunt
Because the Ontario government is arguing in court that it's not their job to protect sex workers, they are placing the blame on the victims of violence -- many of whom are Aboriginal.
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Jan 24, 2011
Thanks to Elders of Turtle Island: Shirley Horton-Kampa and Agnes Grover, of the Rainy River First Nations. Photo: Robert Animikii Horton

Miigwech to our Elders

Robert Animikii Horton
Anishinaabe/Suomea poet Robert Animikii Horton felt inspired by his Elders to write a tribute to what they have meant to him in his life. This he shared with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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