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The integral role of Indigenous women's knowledge | Jul 21 2016 | Kahente Horn-Miller | 'Living on the Land: Indigenous Women's Understanding of Place' examines how patriarchy, gender and colonialism have shaped the experiences and knowledge of Indigenous women. Read an excerpt here.
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Trudeau popular in the polls, but concerns begin to emerge | Jul 21 2016 | Brent Patterson | The PM's popularity may be based on the perception that his government is truly progressive and implementing a different agenda than Harper. The evidence is suggesting that's not totally true.
Site C opponents raise a paddle against dam project | Jul 18 2016 | Redeye Collective | On July 9, thousands of people grabbed a paddle to oppose B.C. Hydro's Site C dam. The dam will flood thousands of hectares of prime agricultural land, much of it within Treaty 8 territory.
Views from people on the frontlines of climate change | Jul 14 2016 | various | Inuit Elders from across the Canadian Arctic share their observations on vegetation changes, thawing permafrost, changing wildlife patterns, and other transformations.
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Take down centuries of bloody money with Decolonize Now! | Jul 12 2016 | Tania Ehret | Amai Kuda, Kimalee Phillip, and Amy Desjarlais from Decolonize Now! discussed decolonizing social movements and the urgency of revolutionary change in education.
Indigenous people know exactly why Black Lives Matter fear the police | Jul 12 2016 | Jesse Wente | Jesse Wente's moving account of being stopped by the police for being Ojibwe, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
Grassy Narrows demands cleanup of mercury in lakes and rivers | Jul 12 2016 | Redeye Collective | Judy Da Silva says mercury dumped into the waterways nearly 60 years ago must be cleaned up. She says Premier Wynne is using scare tactics when she says cleanup will make the situation worse.
Six ways to support the work of Black Lives Matter across Canada this week | Jul 10 2016 | Allies and community, let's keep the momentum going!
Attawapiskat youth sing out about community's crisis | Jul 5 2016 | DAREarts | Attawapiskat youth are frustrated that nobody is speaking directly to them, so they have spoken out with song.
GroundWire | Splatsin members oppose land transfer, River Run, Community Radio Awards | Jul 4 2016 | GroundWire | This episode of GroundWire features the opposition to condos on unceded Algonquin Territory, River Run protest to support Grassy Narrows and more.
Reconciliation looks like divestment | Jul 1 2016 | Jaydene Lavallie | Jaydene Lavallie took the opportunity at her graduation from Wilfrid Laurier university to share a message about reconciliation and divestment from fossil fuels.
Photo: flickr/Chris Yakimov
Federal court overturns Northern Gateway pipeline approval | Jun 30 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The ruling cited a lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations affected by the pipeline.

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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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