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Nov 19, 2012

Eyes wide shut: Chasing section 35 and ignoring the war

Pamela Palmater
Harper's aggressive actions since the Assembly of First Nations election more than proves his real agenda -- to once and for all eliminate the "Indian problem" -- and it's do or die time for us.
Blog
Oct 13, 2012

Indigenous Nations in Canada face humanitarian crisis

Pamela Palmater
Canada portrays itself as a model nation but always hides the darker side of the historic genocide perpetrated on Indigenous peoples and the aggressive assimilatory actions it is taking currently.
Blog
Apr 23, 2012

When do First Nations children become a priority?

Pamela Palmater
There have been significant funding cuts to First Nations communities as well as to various First Nations organizations, yet the political world has been all but silent on the issue.
Blog
Jan 23, 2012

Atleo-bureaucrat summit: How bad does it have to get?

Pamela Palmater
The First Nation-Crown meeting was not to be as historic as the first ministers' meetings with First Nations because the provinces would not be in attendance and now, Harper is bailing out as well.
News
Dec 7, 2011

Poking holes in First Nations taxation mythology

Âpihtawikosisân
Time to focus on the factual aspects of First Nations taxation more than the philosophical discussions of 'who should be taxed' and 'where should my taxes go.' The truth will surprise many.
News
Oct 17, 2011

Indian Act: Police state, 1876 and 2011

Robert Animikii Horton
Prefaced as "An Act Respecting Indians," this legislation serves as a rigid, repressive set of controls over the social, economic, political, and cultural lives of countless First Nations.
News
Aug 24, 2011

The Earth's water crisis, our water crisis

Krystalline Kraus
We risk everything if we see water as only a political issue to be manipulated by parliamentary politics and not something fundamental to the survival of all living things.
News
Dec 13, 2010

Stop Canada's cultural genocide at Barriere Lake

Corvin Russell
Canada and Quebec are waging a war of attrition on the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, a few hours north of Ottawa. Today we came to Ottawa to show our anger and disgust at this treatment.
Blog
Nov 17, 2010

Activist Communique: Killing Sisters in Spirit

Krystalline Kraus
On Friday Oct. 29, 2010, the Federal government announced it was disbanding the Sisters in Spirit (SIS) program -- disappearing the program just as women disappear.

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