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Lubicon Lake Nation demands action, justice for ongoing discrimination and exploitation | May 27 2016 | Sophia Reuss | 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.
Deadly water still haunts Grassy Narrows | May 27 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | Grassy Narrows youth, traditional drummers, mercury survivors, and a thousand supporters are converging downtown on Thursday June 2.
Trudeau fails to deliver on election promise to support Indigenous post-secondary students | May 26 2016 | Bilan Arte | Trudeau promised to invest $50 million per year in a federal fund that supports Indigenous post-secondary students. Instead, the Liberals invested no new funding.
How to save a language: B.C. university offers Haida field course | May 26 2016 | Chris Cheung | Simon Fraser University offers field course in linguistics to preserve the Haida language.
Colonialism No More | May 25 2016 | Scott Neigh | Su Deranger and Robyn Pitawanakwat talk about Colonialism No More, an action in solidarity with Attawapiskat First Nation and #OccupyINAC that is ongoing in Regina, Saskatchewan.
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Manitoba ranks highest for Indigenous child poverty | May 19 2016 | Cora Morgan | A new study out Tuesday finds that Manitoba has the highest number of on-reserve First Nations children in poverty in the country. This number is rising and the situation is getting worse.
Rueben George about to talk to media about the NEB recommendation.
Despite widespread resistance, NEB recommends Kinder Morgan pipeline for approval | May 19 2016 | Michael Stewart | "This issue is too important to leave up to industry or politicians to decide," said Dogwood campaigner Kai Nagata.
WATCH: Amai Kuda in 'We Can Do It! (Dirty Money)' (ft. Y, M1 and Kinnie Starr) | May 17 2016 | Amai Kuda | Amai Kuda and Y Josephine team up with Indigenous singer/songwriter Kinnie Starr and hip-hop legend M1 from Dead Prez to create a "call to action" in support of the group Decolonize NOW!
Alethea on her new film Angry Inuk and the “People of the Seal”.
Setting the Inuit record straight on cultural prejudice and the seal hunt | May 16 2016 | Face2Face | Alethea Arnaquq-Baril talks about her new film Angry Inuk, the "People of the Seal" and a new model for animal activism.
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No, racism against Indigenous people is not a figment of the imagination | May 16 2016 | Pam Palmater | Last week, former prime minister Paul Martin told the media that Canadians weren't racist, it's just that Indigenous people are invisible to many of them. That's a bit rich, argues Pam Palmater.
Berta Cáceres, ¡Presente! - Artwork courtesy of Design Action Collective
Honduras, Canada's free trade, and assassinating the opposition | May 14 2016 | Dan Kellar, Raul Burbano | Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers on Canada's support of the post-coup government in Honduras, including the horrific situation faced by Indigenous people and others who opposed the government.
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Nation-to-nation recognition, not electoral reform, key to increasing Indigenous voter turnout | May 12 2016 | Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.

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Young Indigenous politicians are leading the Manitoba NDP robbie_dee said... Quote:The mood was mainly sombre and the cash-bar business was mainly brisk as Manitoba New...
Alberta mother's battle puts spotlight on First Nations medical care rejections mark_alfred said... Alberta mother's battle puts spotlight on First Nations medical care rejections   Quote:An...
NDP confronts Liberals on Dept of Justice denying 3000 residential school survivors justice due to a technicality mark_alfred said... CBC article on it:Indigenous affairs minister to look into rejected residential school cases...
'Nation to Nation'? Indigenous people and the Trudeau government swallow said... Quote: If Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau wonders how to honour his historic promise of...
Israeli terrorists kill Palestinian baby, critically wound rest of family lagatta said... More on this atrocity from Al Jazeera, with a video report. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/...
AFN asks Ottawa to declare all Aboriginal languages official lagatta said... I certainly agree with this in principle, and there are several languages spoken widely in northern...
quiet champion Carey Price urges First Nations youth to be "confident" lagatta said... Yes, I really liked that. Important message, and amazingly, he doesn't sound full of himself. in
Missing and murdered. Leah Anderson, 15 years old... and others lagatta said... Teresa Casandra Robinson of Garden Hill, Manitoba, age 11.  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/...
Australia: PM Abbott & Premier Barnett, stop forced closures of Aboriginal communities epaulo13 said... 300 Indigenous Protesters Stage Brisbane City Hall Sit-In Around 300 people stormed into Brisbane’s...
Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights KenS said... There is quite a bit of discussion of this in aboriginal-oriented Facebook groups (and presumably...

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Tue, May 31, 2016
Mass Blanket Exercise: Ottawa
Regina
Wed, Jun 1, 2016
Mass Blanket Exercise: Regina
Edmonton
Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Mass Blanket Exercise: Edmonton
London
Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Free screening of We Were Children

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Shameful neglect: Indigenous child poverty in Canada
A new report from the CCPA finds that 51% of Indigenous children live in poverty and astonishingly that rises to as high as 60% for children on reserves. Where is the state of emergency?

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