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Write2Know: Where science meets social and environmental justice

Write2Know ( is a activist-research initiative formed out of a collaboration among academics, scientists, activists, NGOs, Aboriginal community groups, and members of the public. It is a response to the recent cancellation of over a hundred Canadian federal research programs, the firing of thousands of federal scientists conducting environmental monitoring... Read more
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Photos from action: Hey CN this is Indian Land!

CN Rail recently showed up at a First Nations water ceremony to serve a respected community member with an injunction. The blessing was supposed to take place on the tracks and was called off by the Elders, but that did not stop CN from interrupting the ceremony with threats and intimidation. This is a threat to everything we have fought for: our ceremonies, our right to be on our land, and the right to be treated with respect. 

The following photos were taken on April 19th across the land to remind CN how many of our territories they pass through, and, of how many of us First Nations there actually are.

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Tsilhqot’in call grizzly hunt ‘illegal’

By Mychayio Prystupa - Vancouver Observer One of the more legally trailblazing tribes in Canada — the Tsilhqot’in — has just declared the BC Liberal government grizzly hunt as unlawful on traditional Aboriginal lands, the Vancouver Observer has learned. “The hunt is illegal,” said Chief Joe Alphonse, tribal chair of...
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Nicola Valley Chiefs & Supporters Occupy Premier Clark's Office Over Sewage Waste Import

By Nicola Valley First Nation - Intercontinental Cry The five Nicola Valley Chiefs and their representatives (Chief Harvey McLeod of Upper Nicola, Chief Marcel Shackelly of Nooaitch, Chief Aaron Sam of Lower Nicola, Chief Percy Joe of Shackan and Chief Lee Spahan of Coldwater) and supporters of Friends of the...
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St’at’imc re-occupation aims to stop logging, call for support

By Zig Zag - Warrior Publications From Voice of the Voiceless, Junction Creek (Xwisten Territory, St’at’imc Nation), April 13, 2015 URGENT!!!We have heard that Aspen Planers is going to start logging at Lac Le Mer, very near the camp, this week! We think they will be trying to start at...
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Swinomish Tribe files suit to stop oil trains through reservation

By The Swinomish Tribe of Washington filed a lawsuit in federal court today in hopes of stopping the transport of crude oil through the reservation. According to the complaint, BNSF Railway has broken the terms of an agreement with the tribe. To resolve a century of trespass claims, the...
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Sachigo Lake members walk 1,000-kilometre journey in memory of murdered youth

By Jodi Lundmark - THUNDER BAY -- Members of Sachigo Lake First Nation are walking 1,000 kilometres in memory of a 20-year-old man killed outside of the city’s movie theatre last fall. On Oct. 3, 2014, Daniel Levac was fatally stabbed outside of SilverCity movie theatre in Thunder Bay....
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Brant issues a “Final Offer” regarding land transfer

By Jim Windle - Two Row Times PARIS – On Friday morning in the chambers of the County of Brant, Mayor Ron Eddy read a draft resolution on behalf of the County reflecting their stance on the ongoing land transfer talks between his council, and that of Brantford and Six...
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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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