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Indigenous Land Defense:
10th anniversary of UNDRIP: No reason for Canada to celebrate!: 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - NO REASON FOR CANADA TO CELEBRATE!   (Turtle Island/Tuesday September 12, 2017) September 13th 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a universal legal framew...
UNsettling 150: A Call to Action: IDLE NO MORE & DEFENDERS OF THE LAND: CALL TO ACTION UNsettling Canada 150 In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories, and resources July 1, 2017
Canada's Ongoing Racial Discrimination Against Indigenous Women and Children Discussed at United Nations:                                  (Photo by NWAC of ONWA, CAEFS, myself and NWAC at UN)On August 14th and 15th, 2017, Canada appeared before the United Nations (UN) Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to account for its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in Canada...
Indigenous Inquiry [into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls] a Slow Motion Implosion: *(Originally published in the Lawyer's Daily on August 8, 2017- edited)When the draft terms of reference of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls were leaked to the media in the summer of 2016, many families, advocates, experts and communities were upset that t...
Why is Trudeau Government Opposing Charter Equality for Indigenous Women?: (Originally published in Lawyer's Daily on June 21, 2017)Shortly after Confederation, the federal government used its jurisdictional powers over “Indians and lands reserved for the Indians” in s. 91(24) of the Constitution Act 1867, to enact the Indian Act, 1876 — making it nearly as old as “Cana...
A New Government for BC? Change in the Offing?: A New Government for BC? Change in the Offing?Judith SayersJuly 18, 2017It is definitely a new day in British Columbia as John Horgan was sworn in as the 36th Premier. Finally, Christy Clark and her cabinet are gone with their regressive attitudes. 
Honouring, Respecting and Celebrating Elders : Honouring, Respecting and Celebrating Elders Judith SayersJuly 11, 2017
Where things go now in BC: We are in a unique situation in Canadian political history.   There are only a couple of examples I know of where the government was reduced to a large minority or a bare majority. Ontario 1985 - the PCs won 52 seats, the Liberals 48 and NDP 25.   The Liberals and NDP cut a deal and replaced the ...
2016 Census Numbers: Prov/Terr      2016      2011      Pct  Pop per MPOntario     13,448,494 12,851,821  4.6%  111,145Quebec       8,164,361  7,903,001  3.3%  104,671BC           4,648,055  4,400,057  5.6%  110,668Alberta      4,067,175  3,645,257 11.6%  119,623Manitoba     1,278,235  1,208,268  5.8%   91,303Saskatc...
Turtle Island Reads panel discussion LIVE: Hosted by CBC's Nantali Indongo and Waubgeshig Rice, Turtle Island Reads takes its inspiration from CBC's Canada Reads, sharing that program's goals of discussing and celebrating books. During the event, three advocates, Shannon Webb-Campbell, Moe Clark and Ryan ...
Manitoba offers land to Indigenous community forced to relocate in 1950s: A northern Manitoba Indigenous community that was forced to relocate 61 years ago will be getting some of its traditional land back.
Kinew Commits to Action on Climate Change: Kinew Commits to Action on Climate Change An NDP government would invest every dollar collected through pollution taxes into specific efforts to reduce and mitigate the effects of global warming   August 31, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Today Wab Kinew committed to reinvesting every do...
Kinew Takes Decisive Step Toward Victory: Kinew Takes Decisive Step Toward Victory  August 22, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Results announced today from the past two weeks of voting show that NDP members voted decisively in favour of Wab Kinew to be the next leader of the Manitoba NDP. New Democrats elected a total of 588 Kinew d...

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