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Jun 6th, 2022
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Local elder Jeff Monague addresses those who gathered at the Orillia Opera House to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. | Image supplied From MidlandToday, June 6, 2022 By Jeff Monague It is Indigenous History Month and during this month I will offer some pieces of the past — su...
Jun 4th, 2022
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has signed a $1.3-billion land claim settlement with the Siksika First Nation east of Calgary. The federal government says this is one of the largest agreements of its kind in Canada. From CBC News, June 2, 2022 By Bill Graveland Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the ...
May 22nd, 2022
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We are passing on this important message from our friend Sleydo’, spokesperson of Gidimt’en Checkpoint and Wet’suwet’en land defender (also known as Molly Wickham). Please read, RSVP, and share widely. — Dear friends, allies and comrades, While we try to live out our daily lives and conduct cul...
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May 14th, 2022
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This is an area near the Holland River, just below Cooks Bay. The orange stakes indicate an archeological survey. | Supplied Photo From BarrieToday, May 10, 2022 By Jeff Monague In 1812, the Ogemaawag (Oh-geh-maw-whag) Chiefs of the Anishinaabeg (Ah-nish-in-aw-behg) Ojibwe, along with their warriors ...
Mar 17th, 2022
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'We wanted to ... get clean drinking water in communities as quickly as possible. I just feel happy and proud to have been involved in the solution,' says Stephanie Willsey...
Feb 19th, 2022
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Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is Lakehead University’s chair on truth and reconciliation. From OrilliaMatters, February 17, 2022 By OrilliaMatters Staff Lakehead University is launching a community-based education series to support those seeking to understand and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Co...
Feb 19th, 2022
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By Peter McCartney, Climate Campaigner, Wilderness Committee Feds quit funding pipeline as costs soar to $21.4B For the first time in a long time, I’ve got good news to share about Trans Mountain. Today, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the federal government will not pay for ballooning c...
Feb 2nd, 2022
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'Our democratic institutions are under assault by the same dark forces that are rocking other democracies across the world,' says letter writer...
Feb 2nd, 2022
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Local elder says police's laid-back response to truckers is dramatically different from their approach to peaceful Indigenous protests in Ottawa...
Jan 27th, 2022
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Webinar on February 10, 2022, at 12 pm....