Jul 19th, 2020
The Critical Value of Wetlands – Ecology Ottawa photo Tories ram through omnibus bill AWARE News Network July 23 2020 On Tuesday the Ford government passed Bill 197, amending 20 existing laws and making pivotal changes to environmental law. The new measures include: -Sweeping changes to the En...
Jul 13th, 2020
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from Nature Canada and 235 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe July 10 2020 As organizations with a strong commitment to defending nature in Canada, we want to acknowledge the efforts that the Government of Canada has made to protect Canada’s populatio...
Jun 26th, 2020
From #Just Recovery Simcoe June 18 2020 More than 30 organizations and businesses from across Simcoe County have allied to send a message to local municipalities, provincial and federal politicians — focus on a green and just recovery for the region. This alliance, known as Just Recovery Simcoe...
Jun 1st, 2020
News release from the Ontario government The Ontario government is establishing a new Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council that will provide culturally-relevant advice on violence prevention. The Council will help confront and eliminate the root causes of violence so that Indigenous women and girls to...
May 13th, 2020
A non-Indigenous gardener’s reflections From Toronto District School Board In this illustrated slide show, writer Lorraine Johnson explores the garden in the context of reconciliation and land sovereignty, looking at the ways gardening is tied to settler-colonialism and the role of native plant...
Apr 27th, 2020
Key evidence sitting in government database since the late 1990s By David Bruser Toronto Star The people of Grassy Narrows First Nation have long faced doubts that the industrial mercury dumped upstream made them sick. Despite their tremors, slurred speech, impaired hearing, tunnel vision and lost mu...
Apr 25th, 2020
Chief John Essens preached self-governance in 1836; Today, his descendants focus on the ‘survival of our people … in this time of crisis’ By: Jeff Monague Barrie Today The fire burned late into the night. The flames burned high for hours, fueled not just by the hardwood that was us...
Feb 24th, 2020
Supporters march down Yonge St. in Midland. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network Local indigenous people and their allies marched through downtown Midland today to express support for the Wet’suwet’en Peoples, presently defending their land against pipeline construction, and for the Moh...
Feb 24th, 2020
Anishinaabekweag in Midland this week -AWARE Simcoe photo By Doug George-Kanentiio Toronto Star In Canadian lore, the raconteurs of old spoke of La Chasse Galerie (the flying canoe) and among the Mohawk, the Raksothas (grandpas), told scary stories about the Flying Heads that roamed deep in the fores...
Feb 21st, 2020
Wet’suwet’en and Mohawk leaders hold joint news conference at Tyendinaga today – APTN From Wellington Water Watchers In light of recent events, we at the Wellington Water Watchers feel compelled to declare a statement of support for the Wet’suwet’en Nation: Wellington Water Watchers...