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Early Canadians shed light on barbaric cultural practices in the present | Jun 29 2015 | Rick Salutin | The precedents for declaring what's culturally barbaric are pretty scary, as the exhaustive and heart-rending work of the TRC on residential schools sadly shows.
Urgent Action: demand federal politicians support the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza | Jun 29 2015 | Canadian Boat to Gaza | As members of the Freedom Flotilla III are illegally detained by Israel, an urgent action is launched encouraging letters to politicians.
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Drinking water in B.C. at risk from mine tailings ponds | Jun 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | The drinking water for hundreds of communities and thousands of kilometres of waterways are at risk from tailings ponds in British Columbia.
Black Lives Matter -- This week on rabble.ca blogs | Jun 26 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on the Charleston Massacre, Black Lives Matter movement, how not to be an ally, Indigenous rights, water protection, and public education.
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Christina Gray: Why I wore regalia to my call to the bar | Jun 25 2015 | Christina Gray | This week Christina Gray was the first person to wear her regalia instead of a barrister's robe at her call to the bar in Ontario. Here, in her own words, is how she decided to take action.
Memorialize the victims of our own governments, not victims of communism | Jun 25 2015 | Scott Vrooman | In the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, we ought to be memorializing the victims of our own government rather than the victims of others.
Photo by Brad Caribou Legs Firth
Caribou Legs visits rivers threatened by Ruddock Creek mine and hydro dams | Jun 23 2015 | Emma Lui | Over 400 kilometres into his run to Ottawa, Caribou Legs spent the last few days in Chase, B.C. Chase, Salmon Arm and the local waterways are threatened by the proposed Ruddock Creek mine.
Watch: Heather Milton-Lightening on First Nation and Palestinian solidarity: 'We have a responsibility to help each other' | Jun 23 2015 | rabbleTV | Indigenous activist Heather Milton-Lightening recently spoke at the event announcing Bob Lovelace's joining the latest Flotilla to Gaza.
GroundWire | June 22, 2015: Refugee health care, Bill C-24, two-spirit leadership | Jun 23 2015 | GroundWire | The latest episode of Groundwire features the National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care, Red Jam Slam Radio Festival, Bill C-24, two-spirit leadership in Thunder Pride and more.
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Rachel Notley offers a dignified argument for healing and acknowledgement of past wrongs against First Nations citizens | Jun 23 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | Alberta has now joined the chorus of voices calling for a national inquiry into the connected tragedies of residential schools and missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
Indigenous groups protest the selection of the Black Hills as the location for this year's Rainbow Gathering | Jun 23 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Estimates of attendance could be anywhere between 7,000 to 20,000 people, with a peak population expected during the week of July 4th weekend.
Photo by Bradley Caribou Legs Firth, Three Valley Lake, Revelstoke, B.C.
Run to Ottawa puts spotlight on B.C. coal industry, drinking water advisories | Jun 22 2015 | Emma Lui | Ultra-marathoner Caribou Legs is on a run to Ottawa to draw attention to the need to protect our lakes and rivers. Here's what you can do to support his run and #pledge2protect our waterways.

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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...
Shutdown Canada Friday February 13th Unionist said... Thought we already had a thread: Feb 13th #ShutDownCanada protest gains momentum   in
On a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Pondering said... Thank-you for sharing that information. You will find no argument here. in
2014 Assembly of First Nations elects new leader - What lies ahead? epaulo13 said... ..this is an introduction to what first nations face today and various directions needed to move...
The struggle for Burnaby Mountain epaulo13 said... Dramatic arrest of Kinder Morgan protesters met with defiance and pride (VIDEOS) Brigette DePape, a...
Racist attacks on Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert Falcon-Ouellette 6079_Smith_W said... Probably never. And it is sure to get worse before it gets better, because seeing positive change...
Horrific beating of homeless Aboriginal woman in Saskatchewan lagatta said... What a horrible story. That is racist behaviour worthy of the Nazis or the Klan. For too many...

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