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National inquiry should be led by indigenous women, says Idle No More organizer

By Madeline Kotzer, CBC News A Saskatoon-based organizer for the Idle No More movement has entered into the debate over whether or not a national inquiry is needed into the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Alex Wilson, an Idle No More organizer as well as an Associate Professor in the... Read more
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Les Atikamekws déclarent leur souveraineté

by Louis Gagne - Le Journal de Montreal Les chefs et les élus de la nation atikamekws ont procédé lundi à une «déclaration unilatérale de souveraineté» sur leur territoire ancestral, le Nitaskinan, qui s’étend dans la vallée de la rivière Saint-Maurice sur une superficie de quelque 80 000 kilomètres carrés.... Read more
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Quebec's Atikamekw First Nation declares sovereignty over its territory

by Alexandre Robillard - The Times Colonist (Image Credit Intercontinental Cry) QUEBEC - The Atikamekw First Nation has declared its sovereignty over 80,000 square kilometres of territory and says any development in that area must get its approval. Armed with a Supreme Court of Canada judgment recognizing ancestral rights for... Read more
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Tislhqot'in Supreme Court Decision Webinar

In Today’s webinar, Arthur Manuel will focus on the Tsilhquot'in Supreme Court of Canada Decision, including the BC Premier Sept 11th, 2014 Meeting with First Nation Leadership Council & BC Chiefs. This is the second in the Turning the Tables: Self Determination Not Termination series of webinars facilitated by Idle... Read more
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Turning the Tables: Self-Determination NOT Termination

Please join us to Turn the Tables on Termination in our Idle No More Webinar: The Idle No More webinar on the Termination Tables will be presented by policy analyst Russell Diabo and moderated by Dr. Shiri Pasternak. Monday August 18th 7:00 p.m. E.S.T. It will answer important questions such... Read more
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“The hope is in the people” Interview with Russell Diabo

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Mercury Rising: Asserting self-determination

Join Idle No More in Toronto on July 29th - 31st, as we stand with Grassy Narrows to bring attention to their continuous struggle for clean water, and their inherent right to protect it. The mercury discovered in the fish has poisoned and destroyed their main staple diet as well... Read more
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First Nations say No to nuclear waste storage

By: Alexandra Paul - Winnipeg Free Press   (Photo Credit Alex Wilson) There will be no nuclear waste buried in Creighton, Sask., if a pair of First Nations get their way. Both Opaskwayak Cree Nation, which is near The Pas, and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, near Creighton, have passed bans on... Read more
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First Nation leaders, Elders and citizens from across the region will gather along the Niagara River for two days to commemorate, celebrate and discuss the 250th Anniversary of the Treaty of Niagara. To mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of this Treaty there will be a gathering of representatives... Read more
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Launch of Website for Missing/Murdered Indigenous Women on Anniversary of Bella Laboucan-McLean’s Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2014 As Indigenous peoples, working for justice for #MMIW is a process that starts within our own communities. The launch of this  website is one example of the resurgence of community documentation as justice. In April of 2013, No More Silence (NMS), Families of Sisters... Read more
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Landmark Events for Indigenous Rights

This has been a very exciting and significant month, with a landmark court case for Indigenous rights, and several gatherings that invite Indigenous peoples and our allies (from both local and global contexts) to find new forms of resistance and healing. There are also several big events to look forward... Read more
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Encuentro Round Dance

In December 2012, flash mob round dances took place in shopping malls, street intersections and public/political spaces across Turtle Island and beyond. These events invited Indigenous and settler participants to move together and create a space for questioning, discomfort and potentially reconciliation. This year at Encuentro over 300 participants joined... Read more
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