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Bill C-51 and You | May 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The *you* that will probably be most impacted by the passing of Bill C-51 will be Indigenous rights activists.
Why Harper might want to start wearing a paper bag over his head: This week's blogs roundup | May 26 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts about boycotting Dalhousie and Queen's, TRCC, and why Stephen Harper might want to start wearing a paper bag over his head.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on meeting his family for the first time | May 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | The president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs talks about his childhood and youth in a non-Native home and what happened when his father decided to come looking for him.
Tribal parks on Aboriginal territories | May 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of Clayoquot Sound declared their first tribal park in 1984. Now there are four tribal parks in Tla-o-qui-aht territory and the model is being adopted elsewhere.
Photo: Megan Devlin
Allegations of brutality highlighted by protest at Hudbay shareholders' meeting | May 22 2015 | Megan Devlin | 'I wonder if you, the shareholders of Hudbay, know what happened to us in Guatemala?' said one protester at the Hudbay shareholders' meeting.
Photo: Screenshot from APTN report
Harper's privatization plan for First Nations water services | May 21 2015 | Brent Patterson | The situation is serious in terms of access to clean drinking water for First Nations in Canada. Now the Harper government is looking at introducing privatization to First Nations water systems.
Students at R.C. Indian Residential School, Fort Resolution, N.W.T.
As Truth and Reconciliation Commission ends, hard facts about residential schools remain chilling | May 21 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The Truth and Reconciliation Commission will soon issue its final report on the legacy of Indian residential schools. Here are some of hard facts about the schools.
Native women's voices silenced by federal government | May 20 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Let's bring Native women with the lived experience of domestic violence, family violence, gendered abuse, addiction and mental health issues to the table before we cancel beneficial programs.
Photo: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/flickr
Dear Ontario: Please say no to a nuclear waste dump on Lake Huron | May 19 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians has joined with other public interest groups to call on Ontario to reject the proposal to bury 200,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste near Lake Huron.
Message to MPs: We need meaningful action on fracking | May 14 2015 | Emma Lui | This week, Indigenous lawyer Caleb Behn, Dr. Kathleen Nolan and Emma Lui presented to members of Parliament and senators urging meaningful action from the federal government on fracking.
Lax Kw'alaams First Nation unanimously rejects LNG terminal | May 14 2015 | Brent Patterson | In the third and final vote this week, the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation voted against the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, despite a $1 billion offer to them to accept it.
Disagree with Meghan Murphy? Call her out, don't call for her head. | May 14 2015 | Antonia Zerbisias | As feminists, we might disagree, but to stay in the game we need to use progressive spaces to speak out about our rights and our lives, not shout to silence the folks who disagree.

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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...
Idle No More cendonghai said... While the timeless classic design is obvious, these bags are truly designed for the few and the...

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