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May 24th, 2019
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Grandmother Josephine still inspiring   By Erin Archer AWARE News Network Inspired by the late Grandmother Josephine, local Indigenous Student Advisor Aimee Grenier-Buchwald reached out to local schools “Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk? Want to do a Water Walk?” she asked dozens...
May 24th, 2019
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At Site 41 yesterday, Vicki Monague (left) of Beausoleil First Nation blessed water (in copper kettle) that she will be taking to Honduras. -AWARE Simcoe photo From Vicki’s Facebook post: Ambe Ojibwemodaa! May & June 2019, I will be joining HONDURAS: THE ROOTS OF MIGRATION, a delegation spo...
May 7th, 2019
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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, centre, at one of three news conferences (in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) launching Green New Deal. –Common Dreams photo Youth, Artists, Scientists, Indigenous Leaders and Groups urge climate action to cut emissions in half within 11 years From Council of Canadi...
May 7th, 2019
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Janet Spring of Elmvale in Honduras with daughter Karen and son-in-law Edwin Espinal, before his arrest more than a year ago. From Rights Action  Letter to PM Trudeau & Minister Freeland: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, chrystia...
May 1st, 2019
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As the Site 41 protest camp gets underway. -Kate Harries photo UPDATE: AGENDA Naagdawendig – Taking Care of Each Other – Site 41 10 Year Anniversary Discussions LAND – WATER – HUMAN RIGHTS Akiing – Nibi – Mnaadendmowin Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Springwater Provincial Park Naagd...
Apr 29th, 2019
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By Chris Hedges Truthdig THE BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION, Treaty No. 6 Area, Canada. I am driving down a rutted dirt road with Eric Lameman, a member of the Cree nation. “Over there,” he says, pointing out where he was born in a tent 61 years ago. We stop the car and look toward a […]...
Apr 13th, 2019
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland receives letters written by Innisdale Collegiate students in support of Edwin Espinal from Barrie-Innisfil MP John Brassard. By Janet Spring Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has responded misleadingly, and even deceptively – in the asse...
Apr 8th, 2019
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls after a Grassy Narrows protestor at Liberal Party fundraiser. AWARE News Network It turns out Mark Calzavera of Council of Canadians, well-known to those who stood at the gates of Site 41, was part of the party fundraiser action that revealed a mean spirit behind t...
Apr 2nd, 2019
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Government of Canada response to House of Commons petition presented Feb. 19 2019 by MP Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte) SIGNED BY THE HONOURABLE CHRYSTIA FREELAND Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada is a strong supporter of the rights of people of Hondurans. The promotion and protection ...
Mar 25th, 2019
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Cheryl Hardcastle MP By Janet Spring Springwater News September 21 2019 Since Edwin Espinal’s arrest, the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor has received support from many different organizations and political parties. We have taken a non-partisan approach in our campaign to free Edwin Espinal and...