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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.


Conscious Activism Documentary Series

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 11:32am


University of Toronto
27 King's College Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 46.4112" N, 79° 23' 44.3616" W

On Monday January 26th, the series is screening Alanis Obomsawin's new documentary "Trick or Treaty?" at the University of Toronto campus which will be followed by a panel discussing Indigenous rights and activism in Canada. The event is free to the public. Spread the word! Panelists have yet to be determined. 

International report recommends action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Photo: flickr/Christian Peacemaker Team

More needs to be done by the government to address the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in B.C. and the rest of Canada, according to a report released by a human rights group earlier this week.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have been studying the issue since 2012 when the organization held a hearing on "The Situation of Aboriginal Women and Girls in Canada" at the request of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and other feminist groups.


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