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 is 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 have 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.
Photo: Council of Canadians
Visit to Lelu Island: Protect the Skeena and stop Petronas LNG | Nov 19 2015 | Brigette DePape | The site for the Petronas LNG terminal was chosen without the consultation of local First Nations and Skeena communities, and the Lax Kw'alaams First Nations voted against the proposed terminal.
'Indigenous Nationhood' speaks a truth that Canada needs to hear | Nov 12 2015 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | Dr. Pamela Palmater has brought a critical analysis and discussion to issues facing Indigenous populations in Canada like no other writer of her time. Her new book is an absolute must read.
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On the third anniversary of Idle No More | Nov 10 2015 | rabble staff | Idle No More continues. Join the movement.
Stepping toward reconciliation: On attending Walking With Our Sisters | Nov 10 2015 | Ferrukh Faruqui | Walking with Our Sisters is a powerful commemorative art installation for the missing and murdered indigenous women of Canada and the USA.
Trudeau, Hajdu and Bennett announce inquiry into our stolen sisters. When? | Nov 6 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | December 6, 2015 will be the 26 anniversary of the femicide of 14 young women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. On this national day of mourning offer hope by announcing that the national inquiry in
New justice minister and former First Nations chief Jody Wilson-Raybould
Why Trudeau was right not to appoint a First Nations minister of Indigenous Affairs | Nov 4 2015 | Pamela Palmater | The very act of being in cabinet sets the minister directly against First Nation interests.
Walk to eliminate barriers to higher learning for Indigenous women | Nov 4 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | A fundraiser aimed at eliminating the barriers to post-secondary success for Indigenous women in Hamilton.

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