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By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor
Seven activists led by We Wai Kai Hereditary Chief Geh-Soh-Giliach (Dan Wallace) have been taken into custody after occupying an offshore geotechnical barge moored near the Westridge Marine Terminal on Burrard Inlet in Tsleil-Waututh Nation...
By Andrea Smith Windspeaker Contributor
The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s new curatorial resident of Indigenous and Contemporary Art has found a unique way to draw attention to the discussion around treaty territories and land claims.   Jaimie Isaac of the Sagkeeng First...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ST. ALBERT
February 9, 2016 Poundmaker’s Lodge is calling for First Nations and allies to close their accounts and boycott TD Canada Trust. “Take your valuable business elsewhere,” said Executive Director Brad Cardinal. Poundmaker’s Lodge, a long time client...
Compiled by Debora Steel
The 2016 Talking Stick Festival will be held in Vancouver Feb. 18 to Feb. 28, and it’s shaping up to be quite the event. The festival explores Aboriginal culture through the arts, and this year will include battling birds, a celebration of powwow...
Compiled by Debora Steel
A wild horse brings two cultures together in Mistatim   Young People’s Theatre in Toronto will present Mistatim, a story of reconciliation and friendship, by award-winning playwright Erin Shields, based on a concept by...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor COLD LAKE FIRST NATION
January 18, 2016 Economics will be the focal point of the upcoming Treaty 1-11 Gathering later this week. “We always need to talk about economic prosperity,” said Cold Lake First Nations Chief Bernice Martial. CLFN is hosting the event which takes...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor MASKWACIS
February 1, 2016 The results of a royalty review released late last week by a government-appointed committee give no indication as to where Aboriginal communities stand with the province on resource revenue sharing. “It’s disappointing,” said...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ATHABASCA CHIPEWYAN FIRST NATION
February 3, 2016 A review committee appointed by the former provincial government to examine the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan upheld concerns raised by First Nations. But what Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation,...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor ENOCH CREE NATION
Photo: Enoch Cree Nation Chief Billy Morin (left) and Cold Lake First Nations Chief Bernice Martial (far right) provided opening remarks at the Treaties 1-11 Gathering. (Photo: Shari Narine) January 20, 2016 Chiefs, their delegates and Elders...
By Shayne Morrow Windspeaker Contributor BELLA BELLA, B.C.
B.C. Coastal First Nations have taken on a critical role in the future of the Great Bear Rainforest, which covers a land-base twice the size of Vancouver Island.   On Feb. 1, the province announced a comprehensive agreement that will protect 85...

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