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Oaxaca: COPUVO Denounces Harassment by Municipal Authorities and Mining Company

Valle Ocotlan (Photo @COPUVO)

In a statement issued on May 9th, the Coordinator of the United Nations Ocotlan Valley United Peoples Coordinator (COPUVO in its Spanish acronym) reported harassment and threats when it sought to hold a regional meeting against mining in San Jose del Progreso, “where for eight years have defended their territory against the “San Jose” mining project, promoted by the Cuzcatlan company, a subsidiary of the Canadian Fortuna Silver Mines. 313 more words

Human Rights

Canadians to get fair chance at succeeding in changing economy

By Dee-Dee S.C.E.

Canada’s next generation of apprentices and tradespeople will get a fair chance at success—get skills and training they need to get good jobs, earn a good living, and look after their families. 277 more words

Life & Style

University of Saskatchewan to honour educator Earl Cook

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will be paying tribute to Earl Cook, a northern indigenous leader and educator, during the 2017 spring convocation. 287 more words

Education

Ranganadi: Where the fish don't swim and a legend sank

“The legend of Rikam Pada and Rinyam Yame has its roots in this place. The tawlin– a chair shaped stone –was where Rinyam Yame sat and weaved her clothes,” says Lishi Baka before adding, “That stone was submerged after the dam was built”. 650 more words

Arunachal Pradesh

Keep Hope Alive

It is safe to say that within every person, family, nation, and culture, there are lies, hidden secrets, basically truths that make for uncomfortable discussions. This is true for myself, my family, and also the country I live in. 695 more words

LIFE

Cruise Ships Rarely Bring Good Tidings

It is our view, based on news reports like this that appear constantly in myriad variations from around the world, that with few exceptions cruise ships… 840 more words

Culture

The Link Between the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada

The quest for zero poverty, hunger, good health, quality education clean water, are all goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are faced daily by various Indigenous communities and women. 408 more words