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#OccupyINAC Vancouver continues to protest in solidarity with Attawapiskat

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Ten Indigenous mothers, women, and children are currently occupying Vancouver's Indigenous and Northern Affairs offices (INAC) in solidarity with the Attawapiskat Youth Council. The group has been there since Monday April 18 and have vowed to stay until the Attawapiskat Youth Council's demands are met.

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Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter organizes in solidarity with Toronto

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For 15 days, the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter camped outside the Toronto police headquarters, demonstrating against systematic anti-Black racism and demanding an inquest to the death of Andrew Loku at the hands of police.

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Occupations of INAC offices continue in solidarity with Attawapiskat

Photo: Idle No More Toronto Facebook page

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Update: According to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Government of Canada's official twitter page, INAC regional offices in Toronto, Regina, Winnipeg and Gatineau.

The #OccupyINAC group in Winnipeg has released an official statement which you can read here.


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'Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist' captures the spirit of protest

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

by Sunil Yapa
(Little, Brown and Company,
2016;
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The legacy of colonization: Two poets 'dance with memory' and 'cock a fist'

The Red Files; Burning in this Midnight Dream

by Lisa Bird-Wilson; Louise Bernice Halfe
(Nightwood Editions; Coteau Books,
2016;
$18.95; $16.95)

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Lisa Bird-Wilson knows how to make words cut and sting.

In her debut poetry collection The Red Files Bird-Wilson skewers government attempts at an apology for residential schools.

"You sowed these seeds and you

apologize for having done this

thing that is still in the doing"

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After Brussels: How should Muslims respond to terrorist attacks?

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After the horrible news of the attacks in Brussels and the terrible loss of life, comes the interminable list of Muslim groups denouncing terrorism, followed by the interminable list of groups and pseudo-experts putting Muslims on the defensive, blaming them for the evil of all evils.

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