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Colour Me Indian: Status Cards that Cut

“P.S. the irony is not lost on me that I am divulging intimate family stories to an employee of the Federal government so that they may decide whether or not my Indian blood son is in fact, an Indian.” 750 more words


The media and the fear factor: Conning Canadians and demonizing Indigenous People

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Indigenous Nations are fighting for their rights, identity, land and resources. The assault by the state at all levels in collusion with the monopoly media on the Indigenous peoples is an assault on the democratic rights all Canadians, as sovereigntist leaders have been warning for years. 4,145 more words


'We're going to need a huge shift in understanding,' says Mohawk law professor

Every day, Bev Jacobs wanted to quit.

But she’s not a quitter.

Jacobs, a Mohawk from the Six Nations of the Grand River, an Indigenous reserve near Brantford, stuck it out at the University of Windsor’s law school. 1,432 more words

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What is Consultation?

There are presently 3 applications for judicial review brought by Gitwilgyoots Tribe, Gitanyow Tribe and by and SkeenaWild Conservation Trust in connection with the PETRONAS/ Northern Gateway investment proposal on Lelu Island.  311 more words

Government delays shutdown of Indian status-registration amid legislative deadlock

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has prevented — or at least delayed — a complete shutdown of the Indian status registration system via a last-minute effort. 524 more words


COMMENTARY: Canada at 150 — what we are, what we can become?

Happy 150th, Canada. Time to wave flags, pop champagne (or crack open a beer, chacun son goût) and find a good spot to take in the fireworks on July 1. 1,280 more words


Christianity: Cause of Brokenness and Source of Healing

Wednesday was National Aboriginal Day. Sometimes we forget that the history with First Nations in Canada is tied in with our theology and how we read scripture. 511 more words