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By David P. Ball Windspeaker Contributor
A First Nation has promised a court battle if B.C. approves plans to flood a swathe of its territories for the province’s long-sought-for 1,100-megawatt Site C hydroelectric dam. West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Willson announced the threat to...
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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...
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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...
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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 Sam Laskaris Windspeaker Contributor CHILLIWACK, B.C.
Sto:lo Community Futures (SCF), an Aboriginal non-profit organization in British Columbia, has set its sights on becoming the leading centre of Aboriginal business in British Columbia. The organization has been around since the early 1990s, but this...
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...
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 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...
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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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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
Alberta Chiefs want a national inquiry in to murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls but they won’t be getting support from the province’s new premier. The Assembly of Treaty Chiefs passed the resolution to move forward with the national...

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