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Video: Jack Woodward Lawyer Addressing the Indian Act

The Indian Act is one of the oldest pieces of legislation in Canada. It was first – the first version of it was enacted in 1868 just a few months after Confederation and it’s been in place almost unchanged in its essence since then. 74 more words

Idle No More: Semiahmoo First Nations Water Issue Exposes Much Bigger Issue

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/semiahmoo-first-nation-white-rock-1.3765031

I have provided the news link above for clarity on the background of this specific issue, but in short, the Semiahmoo First Nations Band currently gets its water supply from the nearby town of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. 1,270 more words

Big Oil

Do First Nations Have a Right to Be Colonized?

Undoubtedly Indigenous Peoples in Canada have been horrifically mistreated by all levels of government in Canada since Confederation and well before.  Upon reading critiques of First Nations self-government by First Nations themselves, there is a burning question that lies beneath the surface. 182 more words

Canada

Sakimay First Nation breaks ground west of Regina after years of Indian Act red tape

The Sakimay First Nation, City of Regina, and Four Horse Development came together for the groundbreaking of a 260-acre business park just west of Regina Thursday morning near the intersection of Dewdney Avenue and Pinkie Road. 355 more words

Canada

‘The Big Lie Strikes Again’

Governments are now almost constantly holding ‘private’ meetings with aboriginal tribes, often resulting in the giveaway of public lands and finances. There is one Big Lie that governments are using to justify all the secrecy: 1,455 more words

Aboriginal Narrative

Cert Petition in Kelsey v. Pope

Cert Petition regarding the question of the Little River Band’s criminal jurisdiction over off-reservation crimes affecting core tribal government interests.

Questions presented:

1.  Whether Indian tribes can prosecute their members for acts that occur outside the tribe’s territory absent Congressional authorization; and… 64 more words

Tribal Courts

‘Moving is the only hope’

Institutional racism continues to not only exist, but is expanding in Canada. One of its ugly manifestations is the segregated ‘reserve’ system; yet, whenever Canada attempts to move forward on this issue, it is stifled by reactionary tribal leadership: 2,101 more words

Aboriginal Narrative