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The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockade was set up on Saturday.
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation blockades hydro line that could power Energy East pipeline | Jan 27 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Sapotaweyak Cree Nation set up a blockade this weekend to stop Manitoba Hydro from clear-cutting a path 65 metres wide for 250 kilometres through their traditional territory.
Photo: Martin Fisch/flickr
What if First Nations (and their poverty) were counted? | Jan 27 2015 | David Macdonald | How can we have an accurate picture of what's happening in Canada when we're actively and deliberately excluding some of the poorest parts of our country from our basic statistics?
Makayla, cancer and colonialism | Jan 26 2015 | Jesse McLaren | Rather than blaming a family for their tragedy, we should be collectively working to improve determinants of health, so that we can treat and prevent cancer and stop the cancerous system driving it.
Save the water and maybe we can save ourselves? | Jan 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | I have always said that we risk everything if we see water as only a political issue to be manipulated by parliamentary politics and not something fundamental to the survival of all living things.
Facebook Shamanism | Jan 23 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Facebook is not the first place I'd look to find any old Native spirit name.
'Trick or Treaty?' film screening in Toronto | Jan 23 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | A film exploring the controversial history of Treaty No. 9 against the backdrop of recent Indigenous activism like Idle No More premiers on Monday, January 26th.
A bold vision for Canada's future | Jan 22 2015 | Jessie Housty | Imagine Canada's future. What does it look like? In this excerpt, we read what Jessie Housty, an Indigenous community leader from the Heiltsuk First Nation, envisions for Canada.
Protect the Sacred Headwaters: Stop Imperial Metals' Red Chris Mine | Jan 22 2015 | Leila Darwish | Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the ongoing Mount Polley Mine disaster, will be seeking the final permit to open its controversial Red Chris Mine in the Sacred Headwaters of B.C.
Tsal'alh elders in sacred dress
B.C. First Nation bans bottled water and becomes first Indigenous 'Blue Community' | Jan 22 2015 | Maude Barlow | Tsal'alh adopted a resolution with the three criteria needed to become a Blue Community: recognizing of the human right to water, banning bottled water and promoting public water services.
Photo courtesy of Glen Coulthard
'Land is a Relationship': In conversation with Glen Coulthard on Indigenous nationhood | Jan 21 2015 | Harsha Walia | Harsha Walia sits down with Glen Coulthard for a wide-ranging conversation about Indigenous nationhood which delves into his powerful premise: that there is no freedom in the settler-colonial state.
Lynn Gehl: Centring Indigenous knowledge | Jan 21 2015 | Scott Neigh | Lynn Gehl talks about her journey of struggle as an Algonquin Anishnabe woman, and the importance of centring Indigenous knowledge.
#ShutDownCanada Updated | Jan 20 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | Well, I think I can firmly say I have no predictions about what is going to happen on February 13, 2015.

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B.C.'s Tsal'alh becomes first Blue Indigenous Community
Tsal'alh has joined the 15 Blue Communities in Canada and three international Blue Communities, in Switzerland and Brazil, that are taking action to ensure the human right to water is respected.

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