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Federal court overturns Northern Gateway pipeline approval | Jun 30 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The ruling cited a lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations affected by the pipeline.
Photo: Sipenkne'katik Warrior Chief Jim Maloney and activist and Water Protector
Sipenkne'katik injunction request to stop Alton Gas heard in Federal Court | Jun 29 2016 | Angela Giles | The Sipenkne'katik band's injunction request to stop Alton Gas from proceeding with the company's gas storage project was heard at the Halifax Federal Court last week.
Condominium development threatens protection of Algonquin sacred site | Jun 29 2016 | Matt Cicero | "You don't develop an Algonquin sacred place," says Algonquin scholar and activist Lynn Gehl. So why is a proposed condo development continuing to be planned?
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Community and scientists agree: Ontario must clean up Grassy Narrows immediately | Jun 29 2016 | Sophia Reuss | The Ontario government announced it would commit $300,000 to monitor mercury levels in the river near Grassy Narrows, but the community and scientists question the level of commitment.
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Despite Trudeau's promises, Harper's 'tough on crime' legacy continues to burden Indigenous people | Jun 28 2016 | Ryan Moore | Canada's first Aboriginal justice minister might have shown an interest in rolling back the Harper government's draconian crime bill legacy. However, people are still waiting for action.
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Possible mercury dumping ground increases calls for action by Grassy Narrows | Jun 22 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Grassy Narrows continues to demand government action after a recent Toronto Star investigation revealed a former mill worker's confession to having dumped at least 50 barrels of mercury.
The Council of Mothers stand with federal ministers at the Radisson Hotel in Ric
Federal ministers hold face-to-face meeting with Occupy INAC protesters in Vancouver | Jun 21 2016 | Sophie Woodrooffe | Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly met with the Council of Mothers to discuss funding opportunities for Indigenous youth and languages on May 24.
Circle Dance at Mass KAIROS Blanket Exercise in Edmonton
Honour National Aboriginal Day by supporting the Education for Reconciliation Initiative | Jun 21 2016 | Shannon Neufeldt | On National Aboriginal Day, we encourage you to sign the petition, urging your province to fully implement TRC Call 62.i.
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National Aboriginal Day: Building bonds between Indigenous communities and the labour movement | Jun 21 2016 | Teuila Fuatai | Today marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Teuila Fuatai speaks to Métis Nation member and union activist Michael Desautels about his work in Indigenous communities and the labour movement.
GroundWire | Ottawa Sacred Walk, Pulse nightclub vigil, Save Crab Park | Jun 20 2016 | GroundWire | This episode of GroundWire was produced in part at the annual national campus and community radio conference, held this year in Ottawa on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.
'Collaborative consent' or Indigenous rights: Condo development on Ottawa sacred site | Jun 17 2016 | Greg Macdougall | Today is the "It Is Sacred" walk in honour of the at-rish sacred site that is slated for condo development. Greg Macdougall questions how this development is "an exercise in reconciliation."
Vancouver residents and women's groups demand mayor enforces the law criminalizing johns | Jun 16 2016 | Meghan Murphy | On June 14, almost 100 people gathered at City Hall to protest Gregor Robertson's lack of action on prostitution in Vancouver.

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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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