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First all-Indigenous Greenpeace delegation stands up against Big Oil

The first all-Indigenous delegation in Greenpeace history is aboard the ship My Esperanza, sailing along the western coast of Canada. The goal is to connect communities who are opposing pipelines and supertankers from invading coastal communities due to Arctic oil drilling.

Shell is preparing to send its fleet of oil drilling and support vessels to the Alaskan Arctic to begin exploratory drilling July 1 2015.

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Kokopenace case highlights underrepresention of Aboriginals on juries

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The decision in the Kokopenace case was a reminder of the problem that Aboriginal people are overrepresented in prisons, but significantly underrepresented in the administration of the justice system.

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The Kokopenace case and Aboriginal representation in the administration of justice

The recent backlash over the actions of prosecutors in the criminal trial of Bradley Barton, accused of the first degree murder of Cindy Gladue and found not guilty by a panel of 11 jurors, raised concerns over the treatment of Aboriginal victims by the justice system and how Ms. Gladue in particular was dehumanized by the way prosecutors presented evidence of the crimes committed against her.

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