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Racist Decision By Manitoba to Flood FN Lands in 2011

Lake St. Martin is now more a ghost town than what was once home to more than 1,400 people. The community was forced to leave abruptly in May of 2011 when Manitoba decided to spare Winnipeg from the effects of the “superflood” – the largest spring runoff in provincial history – by diverting water into several northern native centres.

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/manitoba-natives-without-a-...

 

And now they are moving us to some out of the way reserve without jobs or resources:

 

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Kinder Morgan open house in Belcarra, BC on November 6, 2012

Kinder Morgan open house in Belcarra, BC on November 6, 2012

On November 6, 2012, Kinder Morgan held its open house in Belcarra, a community of 500 in Burrard Inlet.  No public speeches could be made. Kinder Morgan representatives explained the event was not an open forum.  What follows is the speech Kinder Morgan did not want to hear at their “open” house:

Ivona Vujica – Vancouver, BC

The Salish Sea Inlet of Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations is to celebrate, nurture and love.   The otherworldly beauty of the inlet is unprecedented and cannot be replaced.   The Inlet’s human stories so rich, have to be heard.

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Kinder Morgan open house in Belcarra, BC on November 6, 2012

Kinder Morgan open house in Belcarra, BC on November 6, 2012

On November 6, 2012, Kinder Morgan held its open house in Belcarra, a community of 500 in Burrard Inlet.  No public speeches could be made. Kinder Morgan representatives explained the event was not an open forum.  What follows is the speech Kinder Morgan did not want to hear at their “open” house:

Ivona Vujica – Vancouver, BC

The Salish Sea Inlet of Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations is to celebrate, nurture and love.   The otherworldly beauty of the inlet is unprecedented and cannot be replaced.   The Inlet’s human stories so rich, have to be heard.

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Georgia Straight alleges VANOC CEO John Furlong abused Aboriginal high school students

Earlier today, Vancouver free weekly The Georgia Straight published allegations that VANOC CEO, Chairperson of Own the Podium and Executive Chair of the Vancouver Whitecaps John Furlong (O.C., O.B.C.), misreported details in his recent autobiography Patriot Hearts of his original entry into Canada. Specifically, Furlong did not enter Canada in 1974, but in 1969 as an Oblate Frontier Apostle missionary. 

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She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands

Sep 21, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Aboriginal Friendship Center
1607 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 52.4856" N, 123° 4' 13.854" W
British Columbia CA
Indigenous communities are taking the lead to stop the largest industrial project, the Tar Sands Gigaproject.
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Book Launch: Fractured Homeland by Bonita Lawrence

Aug 13, 2012
Minwaashin Lodge
424 Catherine St, 2nd floor
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 23.6052" N, 75° 41' 57.0732" W
Ontario CA
Come out to the launch of the new book Fractured Homeland: Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario, this Monday, August 13.
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Contested Futures: Tar Sands and Environmental Justice

Jul 30, 2012 to Jul 31, 2012
OISE, Room 5150
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)
M5S 1V6 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
This Monday, come out to a panel discussing the link between exploitation of the environment and indigenous sovereignty.
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Environmental Justice Convergence

Aug 23, 2012 to Aug 25, 2012
University of Waterloo/ 6 Nations of the Grand River Territory Waterloo , ON
Canada
43° 27' 51.3288" N, 80° 31' 13.476" W
Ontario CA
2 day convergence to facilitate organizing, action and community-capacity building around Environmental Justice in Ontario and everywhere.
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River Run: March and rally with Grassy Narrows

Jun 8, 2012
Grange Park
Beverly Street (Behind the Art Gallery of Ontario)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 13.7232" N, 79° 23' 37.7844" W
Ontario CA
March and rally with Grassy Narrows First Nation, part of River Run 2012
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River Run: Fish Fry

Jun 6, 2012
Queen's Park south lawn Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Fish Fry as part of River Run 2012 in support of Grassy Narrows First Nations
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River Run: Speaking event with Judy Da Silva

Jun 5, 2012
Steelworker's Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W
Ontario CA
Speaking event with Judy da Silva, part of River Run 2012 in support of Grassy Narrows First Nation
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March to commemorate the Nakba: March for Palestine, march for return

May 19, 2012
Clark Park to Grandview Park
Gather at 14th and Commercial for March
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
March and rally to commemorate the Nakba in Palestine, demand the right of return and expose Canada's own genocide of indigenous people.
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Fifty Years of Freedom – Anniversary Speakers Series

Jun 1, 2012
SFU Woodwards – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
8888 University Drive
V5A 1S6 Burnaby , BC
Canada
49° 16' 48.99" N, 122° 55' 21.432" W
British Columbia CA
A day-long symposium featuring some of the highest profile civil liberties defenders in Canada.
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LeftWords Festival of Books and Ideas

May 6, 2012
Ryerson Students' Centre
55 Gould. St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 28.7352" N, 79° 22' 42.6864" W
Ontario CA
LeftWords is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of Canadian and international writers and thinkers whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent publishers.
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Capitalism and colonialism: Moving forward looking back

Apr 13, 2012 to Apr 14, 2012
SFU Harbour Centre, rm 1400
515 West Hastings Street
V6B 5K3 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 3.0228" N, 123° 6' 43.542" W
British Columbia CA
Educational and experiential lectures plus workshop investigating the relationships between capitalism and colonialism.
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What Does It Mean To Occupy Already Occupied Lands?

Mar 23, 2012
Desmarais Building, University of Ottawa
Desmarais is located at the corner of Laurier Ave. East and Waller St. Room number: DMS 1160
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 29.9856" N, 75° 41' 14.3988" W
Ontario CA
How does the Occupy movement relate to 500 years of resistance on Turtle Island?
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Vagina Monologues 2012

Mar 11, 2012 to Mar 12, 2012
Bell Theatre, Minto Centre
Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 23' 0.2544" N, 75° 41' 39.1272" W
Ontario CA
Come out to a hilarious and poignant show all about the joys, trials and tribulations associated with being a woman!

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