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WATCH: June 17 walk to protect Ottawa's sacred site

On June 17, Algonquin Elders invite you to a massive walk to protect the Asinabka sacred site at Chaudière Falls, Ottawa, also known as Akikodjiwan.

For over 200 years Anishnabe / Algonquin Elders of Ontario and Quebec have asked the Crown and later the Government of Canada that their Sacred Site be returned to their care.

In 2012 the ConservativegGovernment abandoned the promise of the return of the Sacred Site and encouraged private ownership and massive development.

In 2014 a letter of intent between the City of Ottawa, private industry and the NCC announced the building of condominiums and multiple businesses on the Sacred Islands. 

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June 10, 2016 |
Justin Trudeau told a group of U.S. students that Canada was suited to peacekeeping roles because it lacks "some of the baggage that so many other Western countries have..." Oh, really?

Avi Lewis speaks in support of Grassy Narrows

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Almost half a century ago, a pulp and paper company dumped tons of mercury into the English Wabigoon River system in Northwestern Ontario.

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Talking Radical Radio

Colonialism No More

May 25, 2016
| Su Deranger and Robyn Pitawanakwat talk about Colonialism No More, an action in solidarity with Attawapiskat First Nation and #OccupyINAC that is ongoing in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Length: 28:30 minutes (26.1 MB)
Image: Wikimedia Commons
| May 18, 2016

#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;
$31.50)

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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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