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Water funding in federal budget a mirage | Apr 23 2015 | Emma Lui | Budget 2015 actually allocates very little to water protection. The massive cuts to water departments and programs overall overshadow what little funding there actually is.
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Respecting Mother Earth like we do our own mothers | Apr 22 2015 | John Dillon | As I became more and more alarmed about the damage being done to ecosystems vital to life on this planet, I began to explore Indigenous peoples' teachings on respecting Mother Earth.
Documentary 'Fractured Land' premieres next week | Apr 21 2015 | Emma Lui | Fractured Land tells the story of Caleb Behn, who is Eh Cho Dene and Dunne-Za from Treaty 8 Territory, and his struggle in defending his territory from fracking operations.
Clyde River Inuit community supporters rally outside Federal Court of Appeal | Apr 20 2015 | John Bonnar | In 2014, despite widespread opposition from Inuit in Baffin Island, the NEB granted a five-year license to a group of Norwegian companies to begin seismic testing this summer.
GroundWire | April 14, 2015: The pipelines episode | Apr 19 2015 | GroundWire | This episode of Groundwire Community Radio News is all about pipelines, with stories on the Energy East pipeline, working in the oil patch, and more.
Thirty years since the Charter's equality provisions and LEAF's founding, where is equality now? | Apr 17 2015 | Elizabeth Shilton | The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) began working toward equality 30 years ago today. Time to look at what's been done and what still needs doing.
Wonderding why cultural appropriation is wrong? | Apr 17 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Urban Outfiters: #WeAreAllNatives
Heiltsuk occupy DFO office, close down herring fishery | Apr 17 2015 | Redeye Collective | Last month, the Department of Fisheries and Ocean declared a surprise opening of a herring fishery on the Central Coast that has been closed for nine years, without consulting the local First Nation.
Aboriginal activist continues fight for justice for Palm Island community in Australia | Apr 17 2015 | Piergiorgio Moro, Sam | Labour updates from the Asia Pacific region and interview with Lex Wotton on the ongoing fight for justice of Aboriginal people.
Reclaiming our justice system and media: Lessons from Cindy Gladue | Apr 16 2015 | Taylor S.J. | We are not entitled to know the explicit details of Cindy Gladue's passing. What we ought to find out is how the justice system could further dehumanize the sacred life of an Indigenous woman.
Urban Outfitters pulls turkey feather smudge kit from its stores | Apr 15 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Urban Outfitters has removed its $39.99 (on sale from US$52.00) Local Branch Smudge Kit.
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How a Labour Market Intermediary can lift barriers to Manitoba's labour market | Apr 14 2015 | Kirsten Bernas, Shauna MacKinnon | Action is needed to ensure that Aboriginal people are supported in their efforts to find and keep good jobs -- those that pay well, include benefits, and provide opportunity for advancement.

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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...
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