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Canada's media needs to get over objectivity and start practicing solidarity | Sep 26 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Canadian media needs to dispense with false ideas of "objectivity" when it comes to colonized peoples -- and all systems of oppression -- and practice solidarity instead.
Activism and poetry: Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate | Sep 21 2016 | Scott Neigh | Rebecca Thomas talks about activism, poetry, and being Halifax's first Indigenous poet laureate.
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'Yes, logging introduces mercury!' New revelations from Grassy Narrows | Sep 21 2016 | Mark Calzavara | Stunning revelations came to light last week that top environment officials in the Ontario government knew that clearcut logging in Grassy Narrows territory would increase mercury levels in fish.
Indigenous peoples' struggles and resistance | Sep 21 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Building solidarity for land, self-determination and justice.
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Ten things to know about Canada's national housing strategy consultations | Sep 20 2016 | Nick Falvo | Canada's federal government has begun national consultations on the development of a "national housing strategy." The government is expected to release a report Nov. 22, which is National Housing Day.
Fifth annual Downtown Eastside powwow shifts focus to future generations | Sep 19 2016 | Megan Devlin | Organizers this year emphasized that simply bringing people together is a form of resistance.
The words of truth and reconciliation need to be put into action | Sep 15 2016 | Christine Smith (McFarlane) | New collection "In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation" describes what reconciliation can mean to the individual. But are words enough? Our reviewer says it's time for action.
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Ecuadorians in Toronto court to seek justice from Chevron | Sep 15 2016 | Rachel Small | "We want justice. We want to repair the damage this company has caused in our country. We will not allow this case to move forward with impunity."
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Indigenous resistance grows as Standing Rock solidarity actions continue | Sep 14 2016 | Sophia Reuss | Yesterday, the National Day of Action against the North Dakota Access Pipeline saw thousands of people in support, including nearly 100 demonstrators in the Toronto solidarity action.
Rolling Justice Bus against Site C Dam. Photo by Deirdre Kelly.
Site C legal challenge on UNDRIP anniversary shows Indigenous rights are a long ways away | Sep 13 2016 | Katy Quinn | Nine years ago today, the United Nations took an important step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Where is Canada today on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples?
Stupidity Insurance: NEB In Depth
Stupidity insurance: NEB in depth | Sep 13 2016 | Daryn Caister | We dig into the ongoing National Energy Board scandals, with skepticism about their independence and unbiased perspective. Also Dakota Access Pipeline protest updates and more...
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Indigenous land defenders face down bulldozers to block Dakota Access pipeline | Sep 11 2016 | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A petroleum pipeline, called the Dakota Access pipeline, is being built, threatening the Missouri River. A movement has grown to block the pipeline, led by Native American tribes.

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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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The Public Service Alliance of Canada joins Indigenous Peoples in recognizing the importance of the newly-launched National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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