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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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Talking Radical Radio

Mining justice: Local work in a global struggle

October 22, 2014
| Beth Dollaga speaks about the Vancouver-based work of the Mining Justice Alliance against the global injustices endemic to Canada's mining industry.
Length: 28:06 minutes (25.74 MB)

Closing arguments in First Nations Child Welfare case start today

Photo: flickr/John Liu

Closing arguments on the most important Indigenous children's rights case will be heard from October 20-24, 2014 at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa, Ontario.

FOLLOW: Jocelyn Formsma is live-tweeting the proceedings @JossOssim

These closing arguments will be the end of a near eight-year battle for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) against what is now known as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (formerly Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) regarding equitable funding levels of child welfare services on reserve.

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| October 15, 2014

Watch: Viola Thomas on Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Viola Thomas (Anemki Wedom) spoke on reconciliation at the Peoples Social Forum in August.

Viola Thomas is a residential school survivor and sat on the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

This is the rebroadcast of that live event.

Support from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canadian Union of Postal Workers permitted rabble.ca's live coverage of this event.

 

 

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