Mar 4th, 2018
Karen Spring waiting outside La Tolva prison on Friday March 8 UPDATE from Janet Spring Edwin ended his hunger strike on Tuesday March 6, when he was finally seen by a doctor and treated for the virus. Yet he still suffers from dehydration and lack of energy and must advocate for a second doct...
Mar 2nd, 2018
By Elizabeth McSheffrey National Observer In Honduras, beloved Indigenous activist Berta Cáceres is hailed as a “revolutionary” and martyr. A shocking investigation now reveals that the senior executives of a Honduran company may have been intricately involved in her murder. Seated in a jostling bus ...
Mar 2nd, 2018
A Stage 4 archeological assessment is scheduled for the spring by Chris Simon Barrie Advance The historic Allandale train station is sitting on an Aboriginal burial ground, a local Indigenous leader claims. Keith Doxsee, a representative of the Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, is calling on ...
Feb 22nd, 2018
Spring water at the Shotyk farm. -William Shotyk photo AWARE News Network The following submission to the Ontario government from Dr. William Shotyk of the Elmvale Foundation regarding the proposed Greenbelt study area was presented to Springwater Township Council yesterday by Kate Harries. Elmvale ...
Feb 19th, 2018
Ramara Deputy Mayor John O’Donnell By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County councillors voted last week not to provide funding to facilitate participation by First Nations and Metis in an archaeological management plan. The project, being undertaken by Archaeological Services Inc., a w...
Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 12th, 2018
Margie Green, Sue Wilson, Graham Coulter and Josh Warriner are fighting to save a 30-acre urban woodland. –Metroland photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Public opposition of a proposed 117-unit residential subdivision west of Church Street in Penetanguishene is gaining momentum. Queen’s Court Dev...
Jan 28th, 2018
From Myiingan Kwe I am EXTREMELY PROUD & HONOURED that the Site 41 water, the purest water on Earth, will be a part of the Khoisan Liberation Walk in South Africa this year in the midst of the Cape Town Water Crisis. My friend Gillian will be also presenting an Eagle Feather from the Manido [&hel...
Jan 24th, 2018
Julie Barker and Midland Mayor Gord Mackay From the Town of Midland “Julie is someone whose passion and commitment to environmental sustainability, creativity and education expands beyond Midland’s boundaries. As one of the founding members of the Midland Community Garden in Little Lake ...
Jan 23rd, 2018
Not all water problems make Indigenous Services to-do list, some quick fixes face delays By Jorge Barrera, CBC News First Nations on the back-end of Liberal government’s water to-do list hope its promises survive the next election. A little more than a week before Robert Nault was replaced as I...