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Idle No More Co-Founder faces trial for protecting ancestral land:   On February 26, 2017, a Saskatchewan Parks officer issued a warning to Idle No More co-founder Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) and her brother Kurtis McAdam (Saysewahum). The warning advised them to vacate their ancestral homelands, land that their family has lived on since before European encroach...
IDLE NO MORE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE GITDUMT’EN AND UNIST’OT’EN: CALL TO ACTION!: Since time immemorial, the Unist’ot’en house of the Wet’suwet’en have lived by Wedzin Kwah (Morice River). The Wet’suwet’en people have governed themselves for centuries, and under their governance, each house is responsible for its own lands. In order to protect their ability to continue living ...
Idle No More Condemns the Norwegian Slaughter of Reindeer:   The Norwegian government recently decided to forcefully slaughter most of Jovsset Ánte Sara’s reindeer herd to a level that he cannot make a living from. The slaughter is scheduled for the end of 2018. In 2015, Jovsset Ánte sued the government for the decision to slaughter his reindeer that in...
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Bill C-91 An Act Respecting Indigenous Languages: More Hollow Reconciliation: There is no doubt that pre- and post-confederation governments in what is now known as Canada have developed policies, enacted laws and regulations, and engaged in practices that have had as their primary objectives: (1) to acquire First Nation lands and resources and (2) to reduce financial obl...
Cannabis legalization ignores First Nations: *This article was originally published in The Lawyer's Daily on Jan.30, 2019.For decades, federal and provincial governments, through their local, regional and national police agencies and court systems, have arrested, charged and imprisoned thousands of First Nations people for engaging in the c...
What You Need to Know About Sharon McIvor's Major UN Victory on Indian Status:                          (Picture of Sharon McIvor and I at the United Nations in Geneva)Sharon McIvor has won yet another landmark legal victory for First Nations women – this time at the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC). On January 14, 2019, the UNHRC released their decision which ...
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Upcoming Training Opportunities from the First Nations Technology Council: Upcoming Training Opportunities from the First Nations Technology CouncilTrevor JangMarch 7, 2019 Why Tech?
The Wisdom of Indigenous Innovation: “The Knowledge is in our DNA”: The Wisdom of Indigenous Innovation: “The Knowledge is in our DNA”Trevor JangFebruary 28, 2019Denise Williams is on the Leadership Group for the Solve Indigenous Communities Fellowship (deadline March 1 2019).
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How a reporter identified an Indigenous elder in a photo from a German museum: Indian Country Today reporter Vincent Schilling was drawn in by a German museum's efforts to identify a man sporting a Native American headdress in a poster from the 1970s.
Federal government settles Kitigan Zibi land claims: The federal government has settled a number of land claims by the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and signed a memorandum of understanding on reconciliation.
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The Proportional Representation Referendum, I have no idea how I will vote: This referendum is making feel like I need to choose between losing a leg or losing an eye.   All the outcomes are bad and will not benefit the people of BC.I have been interested in improving the voting system we have federally, provincially and locally for about 35 years.   At times I was very ...
I am retiring from active political engagement : I have reached a point where I do not have the passion for politics any longer.   The discourse in politics is one that is negative without facts or ad hominem.  I have put in a lot effort to try stop treating those they are not agreement with as the enemy but I am done.   I have harmed my mental...
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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 ever...
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 Kine...
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