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First all-Indigenous Greenpeace delegation stands up against Big Oil | May 29 2015 | Erica Commanda | The My Esperanza Mission is sailing along Canada's West Coast to connect communities opposing pipelines and supertankers and to draw attention to the high potential of an oil spill.
Justice Murray Sinclair, TRC chair, Art Babych photo
Truth and reconciliation on Indian residential schools: The road ahead | May 29 2015 | Dennis Gruending | The TRC is about to release its report into Indian residential schools in Canada; but where do we go from here?
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Reconciliation gathering lacks Algonquin heart | May 29 2015 | Lynn Gehl | Truth and Reconciliation events this weekend need to better acknowledge the Algonquin Anishinaabeg issue in Ontario.
The Kokopenace case and Aboriginal representation in the administration of justice | May 28 2015 | Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Aboriginal people are overrepresented in prisons, but significantly underrepresented in the administration of the justice system. The decision in the Kokopenace case was a reminder of this problem.
Photo: flickr/ Neeta Lind
Did Canada hear its residential school survivors? | May 28 2015 | Natalie Robinson | The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's investigation into residential schools will end next week. Do Canadians now understand their complicity in First Nations' health and social challenges?
Photo: Flickr/Brent Granby
Report finds Kinder Morgan proposal violates First Nation legal principles | May 28 2015 | Christina Gray | In a report that is the first of its kind, the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation evaluate Kinder Morgan's expansion proposal according to their principles and say no.
Bill C-51 and You | May 26 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | The *you* that will probably be most impacted by the passing of Bill C-51 will be Indigenous rights activists.
Why Harper might want to start wearing a paper bag over his head: This week's blogs roundup | May 26 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts about boycotting Dalhousie and Queen's, TRCC, and why Stephen Harper might want to start wearing a paper bag over his head.
Tribal parks on Aboriginal territories | May 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of Clayoquot Sound declared their first tribal park in 1984. Now there are four tribal parks in Tla-o-qui-aht territory and the model is being adopted elsewhere.
Photo: Megan Devlin
Allegations of brutality highlighted by protest at Hudbay shareholders' meeting | May 22 2015 | Megan Devlin | 'I wonder if you, the shareholders of Hudbay, know what happened to us in Guatemala?' said one protester at the Hudbay shareholders' meeting.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on meeting his family for the first time | May 22 2015 | Redeye Collective | The president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs talks about his childhood and youth in a non-Native home and what happened when his father decided to come looking for him.
Photo: Screenshot from APTN report
Harper's privatization plan for First Nations water services | May 21 2015 | Brent Patterson | The situation is serious in terms of access to clean drinking water for First Nations in Canada. Now the Harper government is looking at introducing privatization to First Nations water systems.

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