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Algonquin chiefs pass resolution to protect sacred land at Chaudière Falls | Nov 27 2015 | Greg Macdougall | On November 19, the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador passed a resolution brought forward by Algonquin chiefs to protect the sacred Akikodjiwan falls site on the Ottawa River.
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Trudeau dodges question about duty to consult outside of NEB pipeline process | Nov 26 2015 | Brent Patterson | The review of laws, policies and practices for energy projects must be done in partnership and consultation with Indigenous peoples, to ensure that the Crown is meeting its consultation obligations.
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Indigenous wisdom and spirituality indispensable for climate justice | Nov 26 2015 | John Dillon | As the Paris climate conference approaches, amplifying the voices of Indigenous peoples is the most important role KAIROS can play.
Wear red today to show support for murdered and missing Indigenous women | Nov 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Let the grassroots show Justin Trudeau we want action to bring justice for Indigenous women.
Canada needs real action for climate justice | Nov 25 2015 | Jesse McLaren | Is it possible to achieve climate justice, support Indigenous communities, welcome migrants, stop Islamophobia and defend civil liberties? It's 100 per cent possible.
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A renewed commitment to end violence against women | Nov 25 2015 | Rachel Warden | Today women in Canada and the Global South are calling for an end to the daily violence against women everywhere, in all its forms.
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A message to the media: I am more than just violence | Nov 25 2015 | Billy-Ray Belcourt | The first-ever Indigenous Rhodes Scholar responds to the misreporting in media accounts of their achievement and offers some tips to the media.
Chippewas of the Thames challenge Line 9 reversal in Supreme Court | Nov 23 2015 | Redeye Collective | Enbridge applied to the National Energy Board to reverse the flow of Line 9, a 40-year-old pipeline not designed to carry diluted bitumen. Jane Williams speaks with Myeengun Henry about the challenge.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Settler colonialism and genocide in the U.S. | Nov 23 2015 | Redeye Collective | Roxanne Dunbatr-Ortiz is an Indigenous activist and scholar based in San Francisco. Her most recent book is An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. She spoke in Vancouver on October 27.
Haida Gwaii: The Edge of the World | Nov 23 2015 | Redeye Collective | Film director Charles Wilkinson travelled to Haida Gwaii and found a community of people living a sustainable life independent of corporate rule and extreme resource extraction.
Canadian Indigenous activist makes common cause with Palestinians | Nov 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | Robert Lovelace has called Gaza the world's largest Indian reservation. He says there are striking parallels between Israel and Canada as settler-colonial states on occupied Indigenous land.
Former AFN Grand Chief Shawn Atleo
With Harper gone, it's time for First Nations to look within | Nov 20 2015 | Pamela Palmater | There is still a great deal of work to undo the harm that was done and prepare the path ahead for a safer, healthier and more just future for First Nations and Canadians alike.

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