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Trudeau government woefully miscalculates support for Kinder Morgan pipeline | Dec 6 2016 | Duncan Cameron | The Trudeau cabinet has judged that Canada-wide backing for increased exports from the Alberta bitumen sands overshadows B.C. opposition to shipping dilbit via pipeline to Metro Vancouver.
From Toronto to Standing Rock: #NoDAPL | Dec 6 2016 | Elizabeth Littlejohn, Nadine MacKinnon | Carrie Lester, Mohawk Land Defender and Water Protector, expresses solidarity from Toronto to Standing Rock/Tkarónto to Oceti Sakowin.
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Paxson Woelber
Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival | Dec 6 2016 | David Suzuki | One thing governments could do to ensure caribou survive and thrive in the face of development: listen to the people who have shared the area with caribou for countless years.
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Ryan McMahon on 'Colonization Road' and other stories | Dec 5 2016 | Redeye Collective | We spoke with Anishinaabe comedian and media maker Ryan McMahon when he was in Vancouver for Media Democracy Days.
Resource development in northeastern B.C. brings increased risk of violence to Indigenous women and girls | Dec 4 2016 | Redeye Collective | A new report by Amnesty International raises the alarm over increased risks to Indigenous women in the Peace River region. Craig Benjamin says violence is so pervasive it has become normalized.
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Poor protection of waterways paved the path for Trudeau's pipeline approvals | Dec 1 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act and other environmental protections in 2012, which paved the way for major energy project approvals.
 Kathleen Wynne's Home Demonstration. Kevin Konnyu//FreeGrassy.net
Experts tell Wynne to clean up mercury in Grassy Narrows -- no justification in further delay | Dec 1 2016 | Mark Calzavara | Some of the world's top scientists are refuting claims by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that attempts to clean up mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation could make the situations worse.
Nuu-chah-nulth people with dugout canoes on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Reconciliation requires recognizing rights-based fishing | Nov 30 2016 | David Suzuki | If the government is serious about its commitment to a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, it should set the tone through policies to address historic injustices, such as in commercial fishing.
Image: Canadian Press/Justin Tang
Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers | Nov 30 2016 | Karl Nerenberg | Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was more than happy with Justin Trudeau's approval of the Kinder Morgan project. Tom Mulcair, B.C. NDP leader John Horgan, and many others reacted very differently.
Image: Instagram/Elizabeth Hoover
Potential for winter war at the Standing Rock camps | Nov 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.
Tina House and Annita McPhee at rabble's panel "Decolonizing the Mind."
Decolonizing the Media: Media Democracy Days 2016 | Nov 30 2016 | Victoria Fenner | Excerpts from two presentations -- Ryan McMahon, Indigenous storyteller and podcast host; and Indigenous Anti-Oppression Activist Tami Starlight.
View of Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada including beached komatiks
Stand for the Artic and with Clyde River Inuit | Nov 30 2016 | The Supreme Court is hearing the case to stop seismic blasting in this fragile environment. Here is how to help.

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Launch of Espaces autochtones - Radio-Canada swallow said... Awesome! I hope they step up coverage on the news as well -- my sense is that people are pretty...
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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/...
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