Who is She | Oct 3 2015 | First Nations building their own campaign to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women
Image: Chiefs of Ontario facebook page
'Who is She?' campaign calls for inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women | Oct 2 2015 | Roshini Nair | The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women needs to be addressed immediately. Since the current federal government plans to do nothing, the Chiefs of Ontario launched the Who is She? campaign.
Photo: flickr/ Michael Scott
Federal parties failing to address faulty foundations of the Indigenous-settler relationship | Oct 2 2015 | Gina Starblanket | Federal parties are proposing policies to address what are perceived as the main issues for Indigenous communites. The dollar amounts are not only not enough, they fail to address underlying causes.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
First Nations education is critical social infrastructure | Oct 1 2015 | Angella MacEwen | Along with investments in early childhood education and care, repairing the funding gap to First Nations schools would go a long way to eliminating that social debt for future generations.
Photo: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/flickr
Nunatsiavut threatened by mercury contamination from Muskrat Falls dam | Oct 1 2015 | Brent Patterson | The Government of Nunatsiavut is concerned that the thousands of Inuit people who eat fish downstream of the planned Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project could be at risk of mercury contamination.
Extractivism, colonialism, and building a health justice movement in Canada | Sep 30 2015 | Scott Neigh | Dr. Baj Mukhopadhyay talks about the Canadian chapter of the global People's Health Movement.
Occupation of Cermaq fish pen. Photo: Alexandra Morton.
Standing up for wild salmon: Protest closes Clayoquot Sound fish farm | Sep 30 2015 | Stephen Leahy | A new salmon farm in Clayoquot Sound on Vancouver Island was dismantled and hauled away last week after being occupied by members of Ahousaht First Nation and local supporters from Tofino.
Chiefs of Ontario launch 'Who Is She' campaign to end violence against Indigenous women | Sep 29 2015 | Brent Patterson | Chiefs of Ontario have launched the Who Is She campaign, a fundraising effort aimed at creating a First Nations-led, community-driven process to eradicate violence against Indigenous women and girls.
GroundWire | September 28, 2015: Gendered violence, Manitoba interlake struggle | Sep 28 2015 | GroundWire | This episode features stories on the Manitoba interlake struggle, Mountain Caribou penning projects, and U of T feminists' rally for safe workplaces.
25th Annual Feb 14th Women’s Memorial March, Vancouver
Fact check: Harper's 'human trafficking' plan will do nothing to curb violence against women | Sep 28 2015 | Nora Loreto | How much of Harper's rhetoric around human trafficking is actually related to wanting to help victims?
Photo: Flickr: theo_reth
H2O in #elxn42: Your guide to water and the federal election | Sep 26 2015 | Emma Lui | This blog gives an overview of some key water issues, parties' positions and includes questions to ask local candidates.
Harper, what's your stance on women's rights? | Sep 24 2015 | Doreen Nicoll | Harper don't think that you're off the hook by playing hooky from a national discussion about the human rights of Canadian women and girls.

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