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Watch: Pamela Palmater on taking back Canada

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Glen Coulthard introduces Pamela Palmater for this discussion on taking back Canada from the irreparable harm will done to the environment, the economy, and the basic democratic and human rights of Canadians.

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11 Indigenous resistance movements you need to know

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"Time is not on our side…leaders must act," Fortunately, Indigenous people have been organizing against the negative impacts of resource extraction since contact...

The Fifth Assessment of the Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released on November 2, 2014. The report confirms yet again what Indigenous people have been warning for years: If we do not respect the relationship between humans and the natural world, catastrophic impacts will result.

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Burnaby Mountain: Latest wall of opposition against tar sands

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An injunction and a $5.6-million civil suit in damages is what corporate energy giant Kinder Morgan is seeking against blockaders at a court hearing this week.

Since August of this year, a determined group of Burnaby residents have been stopping Kinder Morgan work crews at a designated conservation area within Burnaby Mountain. SFU professor and defendant Stephen Collis explains, "Many of us are increasingly concerned about climate change, issues relating to Aboriginal title, and the erosion of our democratic rights."

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Decolonization: 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance

“Decolonization, the liberation of an oppressed and colonized people, must ultimately mean the liberation of land and territory.” 

This decolonization zine, called "500 years of Indigenous Resistance," gives a really thorough look at colonialism. Starting with history and definitions, the resource moves to examine the impact of colonialism on Indigenous peoples in particular.

There are tons of examples of recent and current colonial actions and structures, as well as the consequences on individuals and communities. These consequences include genocide, assimilation, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and violence. 

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