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Goldcorp found guilty by People's Tribunal on mining impacts

Many impacted communities testified at the People's Tribunal. (Photo: Allan Liss
Many impacted communities testified at the People's Tribunal held earlier this month in Guatemala.

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Assembly of First Nations re-elects Shawn Atleo as National Chief

Election officials at the Assembly of First Nations oversaw three rounds of voting for the national chief. (Photo: Ben Powless)
The Assembly of First Nations has completed its annual meeting in Toronto. Shawn Atleo was elected to a second term as national chief.

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Algonquins of Barriere Lake stand up against logging

Photo: Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa
Resolute Forest Products began logging near Poigan Bay, Quebec last Tuesday without proper community consultation or informed consent.

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Indigenous movements make declaration on eve of Rio+20 UN Summit

Indigenous peoples met and signed the Kari-Oca 2 Declaration. (Photo: Ben Powless)
In advance of the Rio+20 UN Summit which opens today in Brazil, Indigenous peoples met and signed the Kari-Oca 2 Declaration.

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Keepers of the Water: A wake-up call from the North

Wollaston Lake open-pit uranium mines, Saskatchewan. Photo:Google Earth

I was very fortunate to participate in the Keepers of the Water conference in Wollaston Lake, northern Saskatchewan, in mid-August. It was my first time to this remote community, which can only be reached by barge/boat or airplane as there are no roads that go directly there. People say the water there is clean enough to drink right out of the lake, which I saw someone doing. The lake, one of Saskatchewan's largest, certainly looked beautiful, though I hesitated to drink from it like the locals.

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We interrupt this cat video with something genuinely important

Laureen Harper hosted an awards ceremony for cat videos on the Internet. Then things got real, with questions about missing and murdered women and why there has been no inquiry.

"Mrs. Harper was in Toronto to introduce 'Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival'. The event appears to be part of a larger Conservative strategy to 'exploit Laureen Harper's popularity' to win re-election in 2015. However, the PR exercise was unexpectedly disrupted when Hailey King, a 21-year-old student and volunteer at a local women’s centre interrupted Harper’s speech to ask the following question:

Seniors Multicultural Festival

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:00am - 3:30pm

Location

1420 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 15' 38.646" N, 123° 8' 11.5908" W

This will be the 4th Annual Multicultural Seniors Festival, planned for Friday, April 25th 2014. We will provide entertainment, including music and dancing with performances from more than 20 different multi-cultural seniors groups from the lower mainland. We also provide food tasting from around 15 different countries, which will be provided at minimal cost. In addition, we will showcase Aboriginal culture through performance and artifacts. There will be a dialogue between immigrant seniors and the urban indigenous community, focused on reconcilation.

Democracy North

Democracy North: Feb 16: A Tribe Called Red—Canadian Doctors for Medicare on Budget—Resisting Afghanistan civilian deaths

February 18, 2014
| A weekly independent Canadian & global news hour, featuring a grassroots view of the week’s top news & culture.
Length: 47:43 minutes (48.73 MB)

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto has left the Sinclair inquest. Here's why.

| February 18, 2014
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