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First Nations groups prepare for Sovereignty Summer

By Brent Patterson Defenders of the Land, Idle No More and other groups are organizing a 'Sovereignty Summer' for the coming months. Sovereignty Summer spokesperson Clayton Thomas-Muller says, "Communities are getting ready to make a very significant point over the summer." APTN reported last spring, "The Defenders of the Land... Read more
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First Nations won't be idle this summer

Winnipeg Free Press By: Heather Scoffield OTTAWA -- The extent of First Nations unrest this summer depends in large part on how much concrete action Stephen Harper authorizes on entrenching ancient treaty rights, says National Chief Shawn Atleo. In a wide-ranging interview to discuss the relationship with Ottawa, the head... Read more
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Idle No More: Sovereignty Summer

by Laura Flanders May 28th, 2013 Watch video here. After years of attempting to fight for their rights through the Canadian legal system, First Nations across Canada led by the women-led mass movement Idle No More are launching a Summer of Sovereignty, a campaign designed to educate and inspire action... Read more
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Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Earth Day Actions

Nationwide autonomous local protests highlighting the importance of Indigenous rights in combating the Harper and corporate agenda.
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Supreme Court loss pushes Athabasca Chipewyan FN towards Sovereignty Summer campaign

APTN National News EDMONTON--The chief of an Alberta First Nations battling a tar sands expansion on its territory says he is considering joining Idle No More’s call for a “Sovereignty Summer” campaign after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed its case. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation went to the Supreme... Read more
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Journey of Nishiyuu Arrives in Ottawa

Thousands welcome the Nishiyuu Walkers as they arrive in Ottawa after a 1100 km journey. (photo Ben Powless)
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Idle No More and Defenders of the Land issue call for Solidarity Spring

Joint call issues for a series of spring actions under the banner of Solidarity Spring and Summer actions under the banner of Sovereignty Summer. Read more
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Idle No More, Defenders of the Land form alliance, call for “Sovereignty Summer”

By Jorge Barrera APTN National News Idle No More has joined forces with Defenders of the Land and the new alliance plans to launch “escalating action” during what is being called the “Sovereignty Summer,” according to a draft joint declaration obtained by APTN National News. The alliance has been endorsed... Read more
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New Dawn Drummers


2013 Youth lead the way. New Dawn drummers, Idle No More La Ronge, Saskatchewan (photo Virginia Johnson)

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The heart break of Algonquin genocide

Initially posted on Photo : Dr. Lynn Gehl with her 1764 Treaty at Niagara Wampum Bundle. Photo credit: N Gehl © L Gehl In the process of building Canada, the British imposed different languages (French and English), religions (Catholic and Protestant), and legal systems (French Civil Law and British Common... Read more
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Idle No More Supporters Confront Tom Flanagan

Idle No More supporters confront Tom Flanagan at forum about possible changes to the Indian Act.
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Journey of Nishiyuu Begins

Seven Cree youth, led by two experienced guides, departed their community of Great Whale on the Hudson Bay to begin The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu (Quest For Unity).
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