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Appeal court endorses primacy of treaty rights

In yet another forceful reminder that the Crown must hold consultations that are meaningful, conducted in good faith and held with an open mind, the Quebec Court of Appeal strongly endorsed the primacy of treaty rights of aboriginal peoples under the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement in a decision widely expected to have ramifications across the country. 1,407 more words


Web Article: Freedom struggle to relieve First Peoples from cruelties of neoliberalism by Dr Woolombi Waters

This is not a war we are going to win with steering committees and elected board members replicating the very systems that are working against us. 54 more words


Video: Coalition challenges NEB to consider the climate impacts of the proposed Energy East Pipeline

Energy East Pipelines, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada Oil Pipelines (Canada), has applied to build the Energy East Pipeline, a project that will use aging natural gas pipelines along most of its route to move explosive, toxic diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands to refining facilities on Canada’s east coast. 597 more words

Aboriginal Peoples

Glavin: Canadians have no reason to be smug about race | Ottawa Citizen

Interesting piece by Terry Glavin comparing the situation of African-Americans to Canadian Aboriginal people:

Things are going downhill, too. Over the past decade, the Aboriginal population in federal prisons has grown by more than 50 per cent. 

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Bad Medicine

There was a time I needed to feel  safe.
So, I would just be the Italian, Eurasion or Greek.
It was better to be whatever I wasn’t… 211 more words


Video: Solidarity with the Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Yesterday, after a week-long occupation of the Jenpeg Generating Station, representatives of the Pimicikamak Cree of Cross Lake brought their protest to Winnipeg. Community members and… 224 more words