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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
Don’t You Mean, Why I Still Have to March: Last Saturday during my participation in the Women’s March on Washington: Toronto I was asked many times “Why do you march?” My answer was the same every time, “First Nations women in so-called Canada do not have the same representation, rights, liberties and freedoms that Canadian women are enti...
Deed Not Words - Call To Action: Coming this October 10th Idle No More has answered the call out for #DeedsNotWords National Day of Action. We invite all peoples to join us in calling out the Trudeau Liberal gov't on their growing list of broken campaign promises that previously gave a great deal of hope to many indigenous commu...
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Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Fatally Flawed: (Originally published in Lawyers Daily on May 15, 2017)It looks like those who advocated for the long-awaited national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women and girls will be waiting a little while longer.Despite the promise from Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the nationa...
Nation to Nation Relations Need Repeal of Paternalistic Laws: (Originally published in Lawyers Daily on April 17, 2017)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swept the Liberals into power on Oct.19, 2015, with the support of Indigenous peoples who voted in record numbers. Trudeau’s election platform consisted of core promises made to the Chiefs in Assembly on July 7...
New Government, Old Ways: Racism is STILL Killing Our People: Some people say: "Pam you are too angry" or "The AFN isn't complaining, why should you?" Others say: "Pam, you have to admit that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made better promises on First Nation issues than former Prime Minister Harper" and still others say "But Minister Bennett is so nice?" Th...
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Why aren't First Nations issues Prominent in BC Election?: Why aren't First Nations issues Prominent in BC Election?Judith SayersMay 5, 2017Through all the radio/TV/internet debates, the issue of First Nations did not come up with the exception of Pembina’s webinar in which I asked a question whether their parties would create First Nations opportunities...
A New Direction Needed in BC For First Nations: A New Direction Needed in BC For First NationsJudith SayersMay 3, 20175 days before the election in BC.  Will there be a new Premier at the helm?  After 16 years of the Liberals in power we certainly need a new direction, a new Premier, one who will truly care about the people and the richness of...
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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...
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...
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New Fire returns for Season 2!: This summer, New Fire will introduce you to the next generation of Indigenous voices. Our second season begins June 26, 2017 on CBC Radio.
'Fundamental shift' needed at MMIW commission, advocate says: The continued delays experienced by families wanting to participate in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has created a lack of trust and is re-traumatizing those families, Six Nations advocate says.
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Rondeau Supports Wab: Rondeau Supports Wab On the first day of Pride, first openly gay MLA, cabinet minister endorses Kinew May 26, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – As the annual Pride Festival begins in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s first openly gay MLA, former NDP MLA for Assiniboia Jim Rondeau, announced today his endor...
Kinew Commits to Target of Gender Balance in Caucus: New Advisory Group to Develop Plan, Recruit and Mentor Candidates: Kinew Commits to Target of Gender Balance in Caucus: New Advisory Group to Develop Plan, Recruit and Mentor Candidates May 23, 2017 Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Wab Kinew has committed, if elected leader, to a goal of ensuring at least half of the next NDP caucus...
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