Attawapiskat youth are frustrated that nobody is speaking directly to them, so they have spoken out with song.
Grassy Narrows continues to demand government action after a recent Toronto Star investigation revealed a former mill worker's confession to having dumped at least 50 barrels of mercury.
Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly met with the Council of Mothers to discuss funding opportunities for Indigenous youth and languages on May 24.
This week GroundWire is produced at CILU FM, on Fort William First Nation's Annishinabe Traditional Territory, part of the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Thunder Bay Ontario.
"Today we want action. We just want the premier to say 'I'm going to clean this river!'" chanted Chief Simon Fobister Sr. at River Run 2016.
"Every day that goes by without justice for Grassy Narrows is another attack on the land," said Avi Lewis. A new report shows the mercury contamination can be cleaned up in the Wabigoon-English River.
The ongoing land rights disputes and pattern of racial discrimination has pushed the Lubicon Lake Nation to resubmit a UN human rights complaint and meet with Alberta's Indigenous Relations Minister.
Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
Vancouver #OccupyINAC has vowed to stay at the INAC office until the federal government meets the demands of the Attawapiskat Youth Council. On April 19 a rally in support of #OccupyINAC was held.