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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor
A delay in an enforcement order is a huge victory for those on the Red Chris Mine blockade. “Injunctions are the norm on how to deal with any type of Indigenous (action) … when we’re blocking access to any type of development or industry development...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor MONCTON
This year’s Sisters in Spirit vigil was extremely personal for organizers and participants at the small New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campus in Moncton. Earlier this year, the body of Loretta Saunders, 26, originally from Labrador and...
Dr. Stanley Vollant with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau
By Dan Rubinstein Windspeaker Contributor
On a windy and rainy Saturday morning in early October, Dr. Stanley Vollant walked east along the paved trail that hugs the shoreline of the Ottawa River, heading toward Parliament Hill. He had a message to share with the federal government and...
Totem Pole at Alberta Lagislature
By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor EDMONTON
“Our actions are for everybody, unlike this government of Canada,” said Rueben George, to a small but passionate crowd gathered on the steps of the Alberta Legislature on Sept. 5. George, of the Tsleil Waututh Nation, is head of the Kinder Morgan...
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By Shari Narine Windspeaker Contributor WINNIPEG
An increase in Aboriginal attendance at post-secondary schools across the country is reason to celebrate, but the challenge to hold on to those students still remains. Figures released by both the University of Winnipeg and University of...
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By Shari Narine Raven's Eye Contributor
A delay in an enforcement order is a huge victory for those on the Red Chris Mine blockade. “Injunctions are the norm on how to deal with any type of Indigenous (action) … when we’re blocking access to any type of development or industry development...
By Stefania Seccia Raven’s Eye Writer
Tales drawn from 5,000 years of existence are woven together through audio, visual and modern technology to breathe life into the colorful history of the Musqueam First Nation community. The Musqueam, Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of...
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By Susan Solway Sweetgrass Writer SIKSIKA NATION
Ten years ago Siksika Nation faced the realty of frequent youth suicides. The community was so affected that Armond Duck Chief, Eddi Wolf Child, and Joni Big Old Man felt the need to change the way the youth perceived their reality. In 2004 the...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The message is clear: new premier Jim Prentice needs to talk to First Nations leaders. “He needs more dialogue with First Nations and obviously the jurisdictional issue needs to be addressed first and foremost. Our sovereign relationship is with the...
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By David P. Ball Raven's Eye Contributor VANCOUVER
As the National Energy Board continues to hear oral presentations about the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline to Burnaby, B.C., First Nations on all sides of the Salish Sea are pressing forward with an intertribal treaty...

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