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Facebook racism confronted with 'We Are One' rally in Thunder Bay

By CBC News A group of students at Confederation College rallied the broader community to stand up against racism in Thunder Bay on Wednesday after a series of offensive Facebook pages popped up in the city. Ashley Nurmela pitched the idea of a silent 'We Are One' protest to her...
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Elsipogtog land defender Annie Clair fights legal charges

By Robert Devet - Halifax Media Co-op KJIPUKTUK (HALIFAX) - On April 20th, Elsipogtog First Nation band member Annie Clair will be heading to Moncton to face six charges related to the violent actions of New Brunswick RCMP against defenders of the land in Kent County, New Brunswick. Clair intends...
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Cumberland House grows own produce on road to self-sufficiency

By Jessica Valois and Daeran Gall The old model of 'feeding the world' is being replaced by giving people the resources to feed themselves. The first settlement in Western Canada is now home to a blossoming river delta market garden. Valerie Deschambeault, Mayor of Cumberland House, saw a need in...
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Boys don't cry - Is it time we start talking about our murdered and missing indigenous men?

By Jeremy Warren - The StarPhoenix Grace Lafond-Barr believes healing starts in the home, so she moved her family to Muskeg Lake Cree Nation from Saskatoon two years ago to escape the city where murder took away her two brothers and a son. She hopes the distance between the city...
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Nihígáál Bee iina’- Walk for Existence

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Chief of Blackfeet Nation Seeks President’s Support in Ending Oil Leases on Sacred Lands

By ICTMN Staff - Indian Country Today Oil leases in the United States are seen as a way to break the need to rely on other countries, however for others, like Chief Earl Old Person they are seen as a way to breaking the back of the world. The Blackfeet...
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1,000-mile walk takes Navajo on 'Journey For Existence'

by Aljazeera An oil pipeline approved for development across the US state of New Mexico has prompted members of the Navajo Nation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of "The Long Walk". Activists began marching against the 130-mile long Piñon Pipeline in January to demonstrate how their tribal lands have been...
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‘We’re Going to Be Out of Water’: Navajo Nation Dying of Thirst

by Laura Paskus For centuries, the Diné people have raised their families and livestock on the high desert lands of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. They have survived even the most difficult of conditions. But as drought has dragged on, more or less for two decades—and...
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Apache tribe occupies sacred land to be destroyed by mine, refusing to leave

by msnbc Oak Flat—once part of an Apache reservation—is considered sacred space by the local tribe but it was awarded to a mining company through a defense bill in 2014 and will be completely destroyed. Now the tribe has occupied the land and refuses to leave, claiming their freedom of...
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Marchers demand justice for Gallup’s Natives

by Shondiin Silversmith - Navajo Times Dozens of people marched along Highway 66 in Gallup for the Native people who lost their lives in the city. At least 60 people marched down Route 66 through Gallup on April 4 holding up black and yellow signs with bold letters stating, “Stop...
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Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition

By indianz.com The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is once again looking to Congress to pass a federal recognition bill. The tribe's first documented request for recognition dates to 1885. After decades of lobbying, leaders and members thought they secured federal status with the passage of the Lumbee Act in...
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Fort Good Hope questions value of fracking regulations meeting

By CBC News "Shameful," and "a practical joke" were some of the words used to describe a community consultation in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., on proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing Monday night. About 50 people came out to meet a representative for the territorial government who was in town to...
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