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Idle No More Networks, Defenders of the Land & Truth Campaign Joint Statement:
Tiny House and More updates: Welcome to our latest Idle No More email update. We have important news to share about a handful of the many awareness campaigns, Indigenous rights to self-determination campaigns, and Indigenous-led land and water protection actions. All across our territories, Indigenous youth, men, women, and ...
Justice for Our Stolen Children: Idle No More Stands In Solidarity with Justice for Our Stolen Children Organizers Idle No More stands in solidarity with the Justice For Our Stolen Children (JFOSC) camp in Treaty 4 territory, and agrees with the organizer’s call to reform the foster care system in the province of Saskatchewan. T...
Some Things First Nations Need to Know About Bill C-68: Proposed Amendments to the Fisheries Act: Some Things First Nations Need to Know About Bill C-68: Proposed Amendments to the Fisheries ActJudith SayersFebruary 20, 2018
Do we need a Recognition and Implementation Framework?: Do we need a Recognition and Implementation Framework?Judith SayersFebruary 18, 2018The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on February 14, 2018 that the Government of Canada will develop – in full partnership with indigenous peoples – a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework. 
The New “Oops” Criminal Defence in Canada or Will your Children be Safe?: The New “Oops” Criminal Defence in Canada or Will your Children be Safe?Judith SayersFebruary 10, 2018We now have a new criminal defense in Canada. It is called the “Oops, I didn’t mean to do it” defense as least as it applies to indigenous peoples. You can say that and get away with killing a yo...
It's up to Indigenous, environmental groups to protect the public interest: (Photo by Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research, pic from Washington Post)This article is Part 2 of a 2-part series which was originally published in The Lawyer's Daily on September 17, 2018. The link to Part 1 which was published Sept.11, 2018 is provided below. Despite objections from some of ...
Killer Whales, Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Public Interest:                   (photo by NOAA from Raincoast Conservation Foundation)This article is Part 1 of a 2 part series which was originally published in The Lawyer's Daily on September 11, 2018. Part 2 will be published in a few days.Tahlequah’s “tour of grief” which saw one of the female southern res...
Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp - Thank you for Standing Up for our Children: The violent deaths of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and Tina Fontaine in Manitoba hit their families, communities and First Nations pretty hard. These were youths who had their whole lives ahead of them. The fact that deep-seated institutional and societal racism and violence against Indigenous ...
Radio ad claiming to debunk 'myths' of residential schools draws criticism: A radio ad that aired in Saskatchewan talking about "myths" of residential schools is drawing criticism from listeners.
Kids TV show passes on Inuit songs, legends, and language to a new generation: Anaana's Tent is an educational children's show aimed at preschoolers that teaches Inuit culture and language through puppets, music, and animation.
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...
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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