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Jun 28th, 2019
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John Hawke  by Andrew Mendler Midand Mirror John Hawke has blocked off the main entrance to Awenda Provincial Park in opposition of the Williams Treaty land claim settlement agreed upon by seven area First Nations. The 34-year-old Christian Island resident dropped a tree across the roadway at the par...
Jun 28th, 2019
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by Ian Adams Collingwood Connection The warm, sweet odour of white buffalo sage permeates the air in the second floor of the Collingwood Curling Club as Trish Meekins tells the story of the origins of North America and its Indigenous inhabitants. She and her partner, Bob Rice, have begun Collingwood ...
Jun 13th, 2019
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Canadian company’s resort on Garifuna land.  By Janet Spring Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor From May 25 – June 2, I travelled throughout Honduras with three Canadians and twelve US citizens to investigate why the Honduran people are leaving their home country to travel in massive caravan...
Jun 4th, 2019
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Anishinabekwe Vicki Monague of Chimnissing presents water from Site 41 in Ontario, the cleanest water tested  to date, to Lenca Grandmother Maria Luisa in Reitoca, Honduras, where the indigenous people are fighting a hydro-electric dam on the Petacón River. -Morgan Goertz photo By Vicki Monague ̵...
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 […]...