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Naming the origins of our home on native land

Many of us know that practically all of the major cities (and towns) in Canada were built upon long established Indigenous settlements. People from the First Nations communities, indigenous peoples, and allies continue to work to acknowledge and address this history of land grabbing and theft. This great article in Muskrat magazine names the Indigenous communities on which the major Canadian cities so that we can continue to build recognition and reconcilation.  

 

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| August 15, 2016
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| August 2, 2016
| July 30, 2016
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Site C opponents raise a paddle against dam project

July 18, 2016
| On July 9, thousands of people grabbed a paddle to oppose B.C. Hydro's Site C dam. The dam will flood thousands of hectares of prime agricultural land, much of it within Treaty 8 territory.
Length: 19:01 minutes (17.42 MB)
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Grassy Narrows demands cleanup of mercury in lakes and rivers

July 12, 2016
| Judy Da Silva says mercury dumped into the waterways nearly 60 years ago must be cleaned up. She says Premier Wynne is using scare tactics when she says cleanup will make the situation worse.
Length: 14:26 minutes (13.23 MB)
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| June 28, 2016

What is the impact of the extractive oil industry on our health?

In 2014, Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) and Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN) began a multi-year initiative to document the ways that the sexual and reproductive health of Indigenous women, Two Spirit and young people in North America are impacted by extractive industries. Land Body Defense aims to support their leadership in resisting environmental violence in their communities.

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Think Before You Appropriate

June 14, 2016
| Cultures have always exchanged ideas with each other. But sometimes the exchanges more closely resemble theft. The IPinCH project has produced a guidebook on appropriation from First Nations cultures.
Length: 16:01 minutes (14.67 MB)
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New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

June 13, 2016
| A new study using data from the National Household Survey shows 60% of Indigenous children on reserve live below the poverty line. We speak with Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.
Length: 16:26 minutes (15.05 MB)
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