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Jan 11th, 2022
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From The Council of Canadians, December 21, 2021 By Dylan Penner Double standards of racism and colonialism Canada has a climate double standard. While land and water defenders face serious criminalization, repression, and police brutality, we’re continuing to witness in Wet’suwet’en territory, corpo...
Dec 13th, 2021
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Land defender Sabina Dennis was among those arrested by RCMP on Wet’suwet’en territory on Nov. 18. Photo by Dan Loan From the National Observer, December 8, 2021 By John Woodside Three land defenders claim they were subjected to dehumanizing treatment at the hands of RCMP following their ...
Nov 30th, 2021
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Shaylynn Sampson, Gitxsan Lax Gibuu Wilp Spookxw, left, and Sleydo’ Molly Wickham rest in the tiny house at Coyote camp in Gidimt’en territory near Houston, B.C., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Video and photos of the raid of Coyote Camp have been released and are appalling. The RCMP played the soundtra...
Nov 29th, 2021
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 From 1961 through to 1985, a small tugboat, the R.A. Hoey, was in service as a passenger ferry and sailed the channel daily between Christian Island and Cedar Point on the mainland.Supplied Photo From OrilliaMatters, Nov 23, 2021 By Jeff Monague It’s November and the winds have shifted and they now ...
Nov 27th, 2021
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RCMP raid a camp and arrest Wet’suwet’en opponents, of a 670-kilometre natural gas pipeline and freelance photographer Amber Bracken.  YINTAH FILM SCREEN GRAB From the Toronto Star, November 24, 2021 By Jeremy Nuttall Vancouver Bureau and Kieran Leavitt Edmonton Bureau Footage of the RCMP...
Nov 27th, 2021
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Grassy Narrows youth Rodney Bruce listens to a speaker during a press conference calling on the federal government to take action at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.  ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO By Adriana and Claire for L...
Nov 21st, 2021
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From 350.org Earlier this week, a climate-charged atmospheric river delivered unprecedented rainstorms across BC’s lower mainland. Rivers rose, storms surged, highways were washed away and the entire city of Merritt had to be evacuated. Many of the images from the flooding are harrowing, but one imag...
Nov 11th, 2021
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From the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, October 26, 2021 By Dr John Bacher and Danny Beaton, Mohawk of the Turtle Clan. In Memory of Alicja Rozanska. *Content warning: This post has mention of Residential Schools and cultural trauma. On April 5, 2021, the day after the Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and N...
Nov 11th, 2021
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From the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, September 28, 2021 By Dr John Bacher and Danny Beaton, Mohawk of the Turtle Clan. In Memory of Alicja Rozanska. Contemptuously, in the recent federal election there was an obscene amount of all party support to one of the most ecocidal threats to our planet. Th...
Nov 10th, 2021
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Stock imagePhoto by Pixabay via Pexels From Orillia Matters, November 8, 2021 By BarieToday Staff Today is National Aboriginal Veterans Day, a day to pay tribute to the important contributions and the sacrifices made by First Nations, Inuit and Métis in service to Canada. It’s estimated at least 12,0...