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Nov 23rd, 2022
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Nov 7th, 2022
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In the dead of winter 2002, visionary Grassy Narrows youth bravely laid down in front of logging trucks and sparked what is now the longest running blockade in Canada. Join us to honour 20 years of reclamation, alliance, ceremony, and freedom. On December 2nd tune in online to join Grassy Narrows peo...
Jul 15th, 2022
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On Thursday July 21, walk with Grassy Narrows to combat environment injustice!...
Jul 10th, 2022
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| Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday From OrilliaMatters, July 1, 2022 A Letter to the Editor This letter, about what Canada Day means in 2022, is from Gary Machan, a member of Just Recovery Simcoe. It is Canada Day 2022. This a time to celebrate the anniversary of our country. One that I have had the privileg...
Jul 10th, 2022
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Shaelyn Wabegijig, who grew up in Rama, is one of seven youth suing the provincial government over its decision to weaken the province’s climate targets in 2018, a move they say violated their rights. From OrilliaMatters, July 2, 2022 By Morgan Sharp The climate lawsuit Ontario’s Ford governmen...
Jul 10th, 2022
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The seven young people (pictured with Ecojustice staff) say the Doug Ford government in Ontario has threatened their fundamental rights. Photo via Ecojustice From MidlandToday, July 2, 2022 By Morgan Sharp The climate lawsuit Ontario’s Ford government would rather forget is going to hear from six env...
Jul 10th, 2022
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Local elder Jeff Monague is shown with his mentor, Merle Assance, Beedie Merleban. She continues to teach him even though she’s passed into the spirit world. From MidlandToday, July 4, 2022 By Jeff Monague One of my mentors growing up was the late elder, Merle Assance Beedie. I acknowledge her ...
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...