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People are standing up for Attawapiskat

When the Attawapiskat chief declared a state of emergency Saturday evening, citing the community's 11 suicide attempts so far in the month of April and 28 recorded attempts in March, he brought attention to a crisis that impacts too many Indigenous communities.

The #OccupyINAC movement, which occupied Indian and Aboriginal Affairs offices in cities across Canada, has successfully moved Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Indian Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennet to agree to a meeting.

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| April 20, 2016

Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9

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The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line 9.

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'Dying from Improvement' exposes the politics of colonial inquests and inquiries

Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody

by Sherene H. Razack
(University of Toronto Press,
2015;
$32.95)

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As we shift from a Harper government that denied Canada's history of colonialism to a Trudeau government that has launched an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, Sherene Razack's new book is a must-read to navigate the changing tactics of the Canadian state and support ongoing resistance.

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