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Ottawa preps for legal battle over Northern Gateway proposal – The Globe and Mail

In a letter dated Dec. 8, federal officials informed aboriginal leaders who participated in the National Energy Board’s review hearings that formal discussions aimed at satisfying Ottawa’s constitutional duty to consult and accommodate their concerns would begin early in the new year. However, the letter from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency warned that the scope […]

Northern Gateway pipeline approved by panel with 209 conditions | On First Nation Issues, Events, And Environmental Issues On The West Coast And World Events.

Environmental opposition has been fierce with groups citing concerns over potential oil spills and the difficulty tankers would have navigating the islands of the Douglas Channel.Enbridge came under fire last year after releasing a video of the tankers’ passage but photo-shopping out about 1,000 square kilometers of islands.Enbridge argues that the project would provide thousands […]

An Inconvenient Truth behind Blazing Police Vehicles ~ Moncton Free Press

  Subsection 351 of the Canadian Constitution Act 1982 states: \”existing Aboriginal and treaty rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.\” A Canadian government website says: \”Under the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1760 and 1761 in the Maritimes, the Mi’kmaq and the Maliseet signatories did not surrender rights to […]

First Peoples Worldwide » Idle No More Calls for Day of Action, Oct. 7th 2013

The announcement comes towards the end of the popular Sovereignty Summer campaign, launched on June 21, Aboriginal Day in Canada. Sovereignty Summer is a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters. The campaign focuses specifically on six calls for change which the movement would […]

Canada nixes UN review of violence on aboriginal women – Manitoba – CBC News

Canada’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Elissa Golberg, offered a brief rebuttal to Belarus, but did not engage directly with the other countries that criticized Canada.”Canada is proud of its human-rights record, and our peaceful and diverse society,” Golberg told the one-hour session. While no society is entirely free of discrimination, she noted, Canada […]

Read Roger Goodell’s Letter To Congress Defending The Redskins Name

Unfortunately, NFL Commissioner Goodell’s letter is another attempt to justify a racial slur on behalf of Dan Snyder and other NFL owners who appear to be only concerned with earning ever larger profits, even if it means exploiting a racist stereotype of Native Americans. For the head of a multi-billion dollar sports league to embrace […]

US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations – Democratic Underground

Source: The GuardianA United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress […]

APNS Editorial: America Needs Social Justice, Not ‘Soul Searching’

How the Obama Administration ‘s Apathy Concerning Institutional Racism Passively Allows the African in America to be Mistreated by the Far-Right TheAngryindian 03.26.2012 ‘Other races were engaged in seeing their cause through — the Jews through their Zionist movement and the Irish through their Irish movement — and I decided that, cost what it might, […]

Podium: Band leader counters column’s claims that U.S. interests fund anti-mine fight. – Business in Vancouver

RAVEN is reposting Chief Baptiste’s column from January 3, 2012 – as this issue is currently before the Canadian Senate. By Marilyn Baptiste In BiV’s Dec. 13 edition, Vivian Krause continues to perpetuate conspiracy theories that have no basis, make no sense, and are deeply offensive to First Nations. A former salmon farming industry executive, […]

NSU students read in Cherokee with immersion students

BY TESINA JACKSON Reporter TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – To get students to learn the Cherokee language, a kindergarten class at the Cherokee Nation Immersion School got the chance to sit and read books in Cherokee with Northeastern State University students. via NSU students read in Cherokee with immersion students.

First Nations women want silence on sexual abuse to end – Thunder Bay – CBC News

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation Womens Council says its time to end the silence about sexual abuse in First Nations.At a meeting over the weekend in Thunder Bay, council spokesperson Jackie Fletcher said painful events from the past have fostered a cycle of abuse. She said the only way to break it is to openly acknowledge […]

African American Female HIV Rates Now Rival Africa | News One

As we prepare to recognize National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day, a new research study has served as a wake up call for a community that might have gone too far. The Center for Disease Control now estimates that 1 out of every 32 black women will be infected with HIV during her lifetime. […]

New Legislation to End Violence Against Native Women | Human Rights Now – Amnesty International USA Blog

February marks a big step forward in reclaiming justice for Native American and Alaska Native women! On February 2nd, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act VAWA. Originally passed in 1994, VAWA has combined criminal justice, social services and community-based initiatives to enhance the prevention and response to violence […]

Navajo sues Urban Outfitters over product names

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters Inc. months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the “Navajo” name from its products.The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico alleges trademark violations and violations of the federal Indian Arts […]

Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive | APNS Int.

Human Rights at Home: The Chicago Police Torture Archive – FACTS AT A GLANCE Between the years of 1972 and 1991, approximately 135 African-American men and women were arrested and tortured at the hands of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and officers under his command at Area 2 police headquarters. Some of these victims […]

UI denies North Dakota invitation to meet | Iowa City Press Citizen | press-citizen.com

The University of Iowa has decided against inviting the University of North Dakota to compete in an upcoming track meet because of its use of the Fighting Sioux mascot.UND, the North Dakota Legislature, the state’s Board of Higher Education and the NCAA are in the middle of a seven-year dispute over the Fighting Sioux mascot.UI […]

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