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'Angry Inuk' doc makes case for sustainable seal hunting in Canada | May 5 2016 | Laura Brightwell | With "sealfies," humour and honesty, a Canadian documentary portrays the Inuit side of the seal hunt debate.
People are standing up for Attawapiskat | May 5 2016 | We need to demand more and get involved if we want to see real change.
Voices-Voix is launching actions to rebuild after Harper | May 5 2016 | Join the thunderclap on May 14 to make the government take action!
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Evacuation order issued for Fort McMurray as wildfire threatens area | May 4 2016 | Brent Patterson | A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control.
What in the world is the World Social Forum? | May 2 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Activists from around the world will be coming to Montreal from August 9-14, 2016. Hear ye, hear ye!
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Taking action to end homelessness | May 1 2016 | BC and Toronto have had a record number of homeless deaths in 2014 and disturbing numbers in 2015. Act to stand up now
#OccupyINAC Vancouver declares victory after ministers agree to meeting | Apr 29 2016 | Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
Indigenous activists occupy INAC offices in solidarity with Attawapiskat youth | Apr 29 2016 | GroundWire | Community radio news from coast to coast to coast: Attawapiskat and INAC occupation, Winnipeg racist DJ, fentanyl overdoses.
Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women brings hope and challenges | Apr 28 2016 | Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | On December 8, 2015, the federal government announced that it was launching a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. What can we expect from the process?
Image: Canada Wild Productions
Poetic documentary 'Koneline' brings B.C. mining into focus | Apr 22 2016 | June Chua | Koneline focuses on the "golden triangle" of land in northwest B.C. where copper and gold mining companies are busy drilling into prime territory where local people hunt and fish.
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Attawapiskat and the importance of community | Apr 22 2016 | Rick Salutin | Why would people who are reeling from the near obliteration of their community be better off going somewhere that lacks even the shards of community left them?
#OccupyINAC Vancouver continues to protest in solidarity with Attawapiskat | Apr 22 2016 | Lenée Son | Vancouver #OccupyINAC has vowed to stay at the INAC office until the federal government meets the demands of the Attawapiskat Youth Council. On April 19 a rally in support of #OccupyINAC was held.

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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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On April 9 Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency. A special sitting of the House of Commons was called but Trudeau just couldn't be pulled away from a Liberal buddy's book launch.

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