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Haida Nation win injunction against commercial fishery on Haida Gwaii

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Photo By Mike Vesterback

Story by Justin McElroy/Global News

"A federal court has ruled that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans cannot open a fishery in Haida Gwaii this year.

An injunction was given to the Haida Nation, against the federal government, to prevent the re-opening of a commercial herring fishery on the nation’s north coast"

Read the full story on Global News HERE

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper

Open Letter to Prime Minister Harper: In Bad Faith Justice at Last and Canada's Failure to Resolve Specific Claims
March 9, 2015

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The Battle for the Sacred Medicine Lake Highlands

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Protect Medicine Lake! Court Hearing in San Francisco

#protectsacredsites 

"Medicine Lake is our church. It is there we heal our bodies and our spirits. Would you want a power plant in your church?,”  Cecelia Silvas, Ilmawi Band of Pit River 

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Grassroots Indigenous leaders throw down on Maritime 'Energy East' collaborators

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Story and Photo by Miles Howe

Halifax Media Co-op

"If Indigenous voices in the Maritimes had up until now been relatively silent in publicly opposing TransCanada's 'Energy East' pipeline, on Monday, February 23rd, a cross-sectional panel of Indigenous grassroots leaders spoke collectively, and firmly, against TransCanada's latest and largest proposed pipeline to date. Their message was simple and clear: The pipeline will not pass through the Maritimes, and they are prepared to name and out Indigenous collaborators with TransCanada."

Read more of the story from Halifax Media Co-op HERE

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Indigenous activists opposing Energy East don’t fear proposed anti-terror bill

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APTN National

Story by Trina Roache

"Indigenous grassroots leaders say the Harper government’s anti-terrorism Bill C-51 won’t stop their opposition to the Energy East pipeline.

The proposed bill would give more power to law enforcement authorities and Canada’s spy agency to counter perceived terrorism threats."

Read and watch more of the APTN National Story HERE

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Highway of Tears Upcoming Screenings (UPDATED)

Highway of Tears

 

"A documentary looking into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometre stretch of highway in Northern British Columbia"

 

A documentary film by LA-based, Canadian filmmakers Matt Smiley and Carly Pope

Women in Film & Television Vancouver, Film Festival - Best Documentary Award

Narrated by Nathan Fillion, "Highway of Tears" chronicles the notorious, decades-long string of murders and disappearances of young Aboriginal women along British Columbia's Highway 16, and how the systemic racism that defined their lives also contributed to their deaths. Since the late 1960s, at least eighteen young women — many of them from disadvantaged First Nations communities — have disappeared or been found murdered along the 724-kilometre stretchof Highway 16 in northern British Columbia.

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Treaties mark legitimacy of First Nation jurisdiction

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Chief Isador Day-Photo by Anishinabeck News


Treaties mark legitimacy of First Nation jurisdiction


"Anishinabek Nation Lake Huron Regional Chief Isadore Day says that First Nation issues and interests will be more defined this year at the 15th Annual Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC) meeting being held this week in Toronto.

Major issues affecting Ontario’s resource sector will be discussed,” says Chief Day whose community of Serpent River is signatory of the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. “Developers and investors seek to establish formal business relationships with respect to the mining industry. The Ring of Fire is one of many examples.”

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Train carrying crude oil derails near Gogama, Ont

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Photo by Dillon Daveikis

4th Derailment in Northern Ontario this Year

"Several cars have caught fire after a Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil derailed in northern Ontario, prompting officials to advise nearby residents to stay indoors and avoid consuming water from local sources.

Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene at approximately 2:45 a.m. ET. The Transportation Safety Board said 30 to 40 cars derailed four kilometres southwest of Gogama, Ont., and there were no initial reports of injuries"

Read the Full story on CBC News Sudbury HERE

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Chief expresses anger at rail company over second derailment

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Photo By Denise Brunet

Timmins Today

"The chief of Mattagami First Nation says he is concerned for the welfare of his community after a CN train carrying crude oil derailed this morning, catching fire and sending a plume of black smoke into the air.

Members of the First Nation, about 23 kilometres from the crash site, near the town of Gogama, are being told to stay indoors."

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La résilience des Algonquins du Lac Barrière

'Persévérer en toute bonne foi' - une entrevue avec Russell Diabo

by Greg Macdougall / traduction par tân tú vân et Evelyn Miranda

Le conseiller en politiques autochtones Russell Diabo a donné une conférence à la communauté Carleton le février 5 dernier. Sa présentation, intitulée « La politique fédérale des revendications globales contre la reconnaissance des titres et droits ancestraux», a fait part des positions diamétralement opposées soutenues d’une part par le gouvernement canadien et d d’autre part par les communautés autochtones quant à la souverainement des peuples autochtones sur leurs territoires traditionnels.

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