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1000s strong Kinder Morgan Rally - Saturday 19th in Vancouver from False Creek -
| November 29, 2016
Image: YouTube/TransMtn
| November 29, 2016
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Opposing the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion

November 29, 2016
| Justin Trudeau will soon announce his decision on Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline, and ship almost 900,000 barrels of oil per day down to Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.
Length: 59:45 minutes (54.72 MB)

Survivors Totem Pole shines a ray of hope in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

A gorgeous, moving photo essay documents the landmark raising of a monument to the Indigenous women lost and murdered in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside -- and their incredible resilience.

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Survivors Totem Pole marks resilience in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

Survivors' totem pole, DTES Vancouver, B.C.

Grey skies did not deter the hundreds of people who marched together through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) to celebrate the installment of the Survivors Totem Pole at Pigeon Park, Saturday, November 5. 

Carved out of a 1000-year-old 27-foot cedar tree by community members of the DTES, the Survivors Totem Pole is a symbol of community survival, resistance, persistence, and inclusion. 

 

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Patti Bacchus on the firing of the Vancouver School Board

November 8, 2016
| Patti Bacchus had been a Vancouver School Trustee for eight years when B.C.’s Education Minister fired her and the rest of the Board on October 17. Patti Bacchus tells the story of what happened.
Length: 16:11 minutes (14.83 MB)
| October 20, 2016

Documenting the lack of services available to Indigenous children: An Interview with film director Alanis Obomsawin

Photo Vancouver International  Film Festival
Obomsawin's documentry, featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival, highlights the lack of services for Indigenous children living on reserves.

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'We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice': Interview with director Alanis Obomsawin

Photo: Vancouver International Film Festival

In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada. They argued that services provided to First Nations children on reserves were inferior to those offered to other Canadian children.

In her documentary We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice -- featured at the Vancouver International Film Festival -- Alanis Obomsawin documents the court challenge and gives voice to the childcare workers involved.

rabble.ca spoke with Obomsawin to learn more about her documentary and the hopes she has for Canada.

Why did you want to make this film?

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Vancouver housing activists achieve victory on city-owned lot

August 18, 2016
| After residents set up a tent city in the downtown eastside and held a day of action on housing justice, Mayor Robertson agreed social housing with 100 per cent low-income rents at 58 West Hastings.
Length: 15:58 minutes (14.62 MB)
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