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Toronto protest ends, INAC offices still occupied in Winnipeg, Vancouver

#OccupyINAC protests ‘same energy’ as Idle No More, says Cree lawyer who was key figure in movement

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A group lead by Indigenous women have taken over INAC’s Vancouver office, in solidarity with protests happening across the country. 21 more words

Chiapas: Primero de Agosto Displaced Families Report Enclosure of their Lands

Displacement camp at Primero de Agosto, Photo @ Radio Zapatista

On April 14, the displaced of Primero de Agosto in the municipality of Las Margaritas made a public statement denouncing the barbed wiring of part of the land of Primero de Agosto where they lived and from where they were displaced on February 23, 2015. 272 more words

Indigenous People

Attawapiskat: Break Our Hearts For What Breaks Yours

As the Native friend in my circles, I’m often asked what we could do better when it comes to Canada’s Native Nations.

And the fact is, I don’t know. 1,064 more words

General Ramblings

"Sparrow Case"

Like many other indigenous populations, Musqueam was one of the hundreds and hundreds of native peoples stripped from their land, culture, traditional languages, songs and dance after European settlers arrived. 292 more words

Civil Rights

Unlearning the Doctrine of Discovery

This week’s guest writer is Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director of MCC Ontario.

“The church is the chaplain of empire.”

These words came from Adrian Jacobs, a Haudenosaunee pastor and Circle Keeper, and a former colleague in MCC Ontario. 847 more words

Engagement

The Importance Of Calluses

Many of the aborigines
Believed that the bareness of their feet
Connected them to the earth,
Upon which a great snake had moved,
Creating the rivers. 40 more words

Poetry

Manda festival: Praying for rain

With Sarhul festival over on Sunday, April 10, Manda festival was on Wednesday, April 13. While Sarhul is celebrated to mark beginning of New Year by worshiping trees, Manda is celebrated to pray for rain. 281 more words

Event & Festival