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Dec 20, 2016
Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr

Fire, water, oil and ice: An update on Standing Rock

Krystalline Kraus
Yes, celebration erupted at the camp where it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline -- at least temporarily.
Podcast
Dec 9, 2016
Courtesy: Media Democracy Days website

Ryan McMahon: Red Man Laughing

Needs No Introduction
Indigenous comedian and storyteller Ryan McMahon delivered this year's Media Democracy Days 2016 keynote address.
Blog
Dec 7, 2016
Photo: Valerie/flickr

It's time to give back to Manitoba's North

Lynne Fernandez
Governments need to move away from throwing public money at private corporations that do not have a meaningful commitment to the North's people and land.
Blog
Dec 6, 2016
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Paxson Woelber

Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival

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.
Blog
Nov 30, 2016
Image: Canadian Press/Justin Tang

Pipeline puts Alberta's Notley offside with other NDPers

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.
Blog
Nov 30, 2016
Nuu-chah-nulth people with dugout canoes on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Reconciliation requires recognizing rights-based fishing

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.

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