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Protecting the Circle: Aboriginal Men Ending Violence Against Women

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Protecting the Circle: Aboriginal Men Ending Violence Against Women

A written collection of submitted works by Aboriginal men

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I believe; Now is the time for our men to reflect, to examine, and to question our current attitudes, our current actions, and our conduct towards our women. Do these things adhere and align with the fundamental and foundational teachings at the core of who we are, in the
character of those that came before, and at the cultural heart of that we claim such "Native Pride"?

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An American Disaster: Massive Sioux Nation Indian Reservation Battles Snow with Three Ploughs

An American Disaster: Massive Sioux Nation Indian Reservation Battles Snow with Three Ploughs

http://www.opednews.com/populum/link.php?id=106781

"The Cheyenne Sioux Indian Reservation of South Dakota - almost the size of Connecticut is getting little help from authorities while Indians are dying from exposure and disease in sub zero weather. They have only three snowploughs to clear the entire roadway system. We need a hue and cry.."

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Is Chief Justin George betraying his people?

Chief Justin George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says the Olympics are a great thing and that it will mean greater economic development and wealth for all the Four Host First Nations on whose land the Olympics are being held.

 

Is he stupid? Once the Olympics are over things will go right back to the way they are now. Massive unemployment, poor housing and schools, malnutrition, domestic violence. Sure some people on the FNs will do fine because of kickbacks and short term housing. What I want to know is why is he selling his people out?

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Federal government eliminates funding for First Nations University of Canada

I understand that they have stated that governance and accountability were the reasons but this seems extreme. The Sask. government already cut provincial funding a couple days ago.

This school (Attached to the University of Regina) provides many programs particularly in health and education- including a nursing school. Given the health crisis in First Nations communities, I am shocked by this decision. As well this is an institution with not only a functional purpose but also an extremely valuable symbolic one. In addition Aboriginal communities are younger than the national average and an extremely important part of Canada's national future.

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Mon, 02/01/2010

Defenders of the Land

Defenders of the Land, a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada, including Elders and youth, women and men, was founded at a historic meeting in Winnipeg from November 12-14. Defenders is the only organization of its kind in the territory known as Canada - Indigenous-led, free of government or corporate funding, and dedicated to building a fundamental movement for Indigenous rights. We will be holding a second gathering this year, where we will decide on collective action and a strategy to build the movement through education and organizing.

This basis of unity reflects our common view.

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APTN

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (more commonly referred to as APTN) is a Canadian broadcast and cable television network. APTN airs and produces programs made by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples. It is noted as the first of its kind in the world and is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Jan 14, 2010

Avatar and the true Defenders of the Land

Ben Powless
After seeing the film Avatar, the recent release by James Cameron dealing with allegorical Indigenous Peoples on an alien planet, a few reflections emerge.

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