Nov 9th, 2011
By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians November 5 2011 The Winnipeg Free Press reports, “Do First Nations have a clear right to clean water under treaties or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or international declarations? And if so, how can bands enforce those rights, short of suing?” Rea...
Oct 8th, 2011
By Mary Ormsby Toronto Star A cross-border battle is brewing over 500-year-old bones belonging to some of Ontario’s original inhabitants — a case descendents describe as academic grave robbing. read more ...
Oct 3rd, 2011
What are you doing on October 4? October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. The violence experienced by Aboriginal women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who have inspired the SIS [&...
Sep 29th, 2011
Ontario’s inaction violates freedom of religion; threatens to spark new conflict KIFN Media September 26 2011 Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) – KI Chief Donny Morris is urgently calling on Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to intervene to stop mining exploration activity on a sacred KI ancestr...
Sep 6th, 2011
By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians September 2 2011 CBC reports that the Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario – located about 600 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay and 300 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg – “is experiencing a spike in its already high suicide rate, prompting a former...
Aug 18th, 2011
“Protecting the way of life of the Anishinaabe who were here before the logging industry came to these lands and will be here after the logging companies have moved on” Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek news release August 17 2011 (Toronto) – Yesterday the Grassy Narrows First Nation (Asubpeesch...
Aug 8th, 2011
Americas: Development must not trump indigenous rightsAWARE Simcoe August 8 2011To mark the Internation Day of the Wold's Indigenous People, an Amnesty International report on the impact of development projects like mines, plantations, dams and roads in traditional territories;tribal facts from Survi...
Aug 3rd, 2011
UPDATED'Rivers are the veins that carry the life blood of Mother Earth'By Sean Chase Barrys Bay This Week August 9 2011His message of peace and tolerance endeared Grandfather William Commanda to thousands around the world, however, his loss will be especially felt by the First Nation who were guided...
Aug 3rd, 2011
Canada and Tonga only countries not to have recognized right to water By Maude Barlow July 28 2011 Globe and Mail One year ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a historic resolution recognizing the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation. Two months later, the Hu...
Jul 15th, 2011
BY DECHINTA STUDENTS AND FACULTY Rabble.ca JULY 15, 2011 During their recent tour of Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Blachford Lake Lodge on the traditional and unceded territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. The July 5 stopover began with demonstrations by the 1st Canadian...