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Sep 6th, 2011
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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...
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Aug 18th, 2011
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“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...
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Aug 8th, 2011
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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...
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Aug 3rd, 2011
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 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...
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Aug 3rd, 2011
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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...
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Jul 15th, 2011
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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...
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Jul 13th, 2011
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 Letter to the Barrie Examiner July 13 2011 Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality, uttered on Aug. 29, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington has left an undeniable influence — indeed a clarion’s call — upon the struggle for racial equality in North America. Like Mart...
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Jul 13th, 2011
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Independent experts verify Grassy Narrows’ concernsNews release from Earthroots July 12 2011 The independent audit of logging in the Whiskey Jack Forest 2004-2009 released recently by the provincial government paints a disturbing picture of a forest in decline....
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Jul 11th, 2011
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By SHARON WEATHERALL Midland Free Press July 7 2011 Ladies in Gwayago Kwag’ singing and drumming group say when they perform they are delivering a message that is positive and healing. The name of Read more ...
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Jun 12th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe June 10 2011 Beth Brass Elson posted in Water Walk 2011: Water Walkers from the East touched down in Wake Field for a pit stop and photo taking session. We had an awesome day and will be finished walking by 12:00 tomorrow morning! What a great time, adrenline rushing, feet were burning, ...