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Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop Tar Sands At The Source

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April 24, 2014

Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop Tar Sands At The Source

Washington DC – Northern Plains Tribal leaders and land owners representing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance joined in cross-border solidarity yesterday with their First Nations counterparts on the steps of the Canadian embassy. Their aim was to send a clear message to the Canadian and US governments to Honor the Treaties. Representatives of the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Ponca, Ojibway, and Cree Nations stood alongside ranchers and farmers to hold up huge letters spelling out “Honor The Treaties” and blown-up images of Treaty 8, Treaty 6, and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868, which cover Indigenous people’s lands affected by the controversial Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.

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NS Energy Minister Shut Down by Mi’kmaq Women: Demand Treaties Upheld

Breaking: Media release from grassroots Mi'Kmaq and Powershift organizers

(MI’KMAQ’I, HALIFAX, Monday March 31st, 2014, Maritimes Energy Association Briefing) — Several Mi’kmaq women shut down a Maritimes Energy Association briefing held at the Westin Nova Scotian this morning around 8am, supported by a rally of over a hundred protesters. The NS Energy Minister intended to give a briefing on the Province’s plan to move forward on oil and gas projects to members of industry. Two banners were dropped from the hotel roof declaring Water Is Sacred and Stop the Energy East (pipeline), and an imitation frack­well was erected to show opposition to the controversial shale­gas exploration process.

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Treaty Alliance First Nations' Refusal to Sign Funding Agreements a Sign of Growing Resistance to Canada’s Termination Agenda

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Treaty Alliance First Nations' Refusal to Sign Funding Agreements a Sign of Growing Resistance to Canada’s Termination Agenda

(March 24, 2014) Turtle Island - In a sign that more First Nations leadership are breaking with Canada’s government agenda, First Nations located in what is now known as Saskatchewan and Alberta have refused to sign funding agreements being imposed on them by the federal Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs.

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Resisting Energy EAST: An Interview with Clayton Thomas-Muller

by CKUT News:  http://ckuwnews.ca/node/167

TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline is a natural gas pipeline which will be converted into an oil pipeline and then extended so that it moves Alberta Tar Sands Crude across the prairies, Ontario, Quebec and then into New Brunswick. First Nations communities along the route are understandably concerned about how they will be impacted. A number of indigenous activists and their allies met at Circle of Life Thunderbird House the weekend of March 7th in order to share strategies. CKUW NEWS Director and Contributor Michael Welch availed himself of the opportunity to speak to activists and warriors on the front lines of these struggles.

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First Nations Control of First Nations Education (FNCFNEA) is NOT First Nations Control

#STOPFNCFNEA #BlueDot

APTN News Coverage on February 7, 2014: First Nations Education - Harper Announcement on Kainai Nation Treaty 7 Territory, Standoff, AB: http://youtu.be/Xj-LDLf1CBQ

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Meet with AFN NC Shawn Atleo:

Chief Arlen Dumas of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Manitoba, confronts National Chief Shawn Atleo after Atleo showed up at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs meeting to promote his AFN-Harper deal and First Nation Education legislation. Then, Chief Dumas gives the rest of his time to grassroots Lisa Currier who prepared a petition against FNCFNEA to give Atleo.

Idle No More – Northern Manitoba also lashes out at Atleo for support of proposed First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act - Smokescreen

http://tinyurl.com/pyb5rad

 

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Federal Report Fails Indigenous Women and Girls

Idle No More stands with the many individuals, families, groups, and communities working on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

In concert with the many responses and calls for action issued by Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups and the families of missing and murdered women, Idle No More denounces the Conservative government’s report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, released today.  A commitment to a national inquiry and a national action strategy, which have been called for repeatedly, are blatantly absent from the report.

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Families of Sisters in Spirit, Walk4Justice, as well as the many groups organizing vigils and marches around the country have been actively working on this issue for many years.

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Reclaiming Our Steps

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        

Monday February 24, 2014

Indigenous journeyers complete 1700 km trek

Forty-nine days ago, a group of First Nations adults and youth began a spiritual journey from Attawapiskat First Nation by James Bay to Ottawa. The twenty-five Indigenous walkers arrive in Ottawa this morning. Some of them have walked 1700 kms!

Concerned about broken treaties, land and water protection, and human rights issues the Omushkegowuk Walkers vowed to take their steps back by walking all the way to Ottawa. They have a message to share when their journey ends at Parliament Hill today at 12:30 PM.

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Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Reiterates Moratorium Against Extractive Activities on Territory

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Mathias Colomb Cree Nation Reiterates Moratorium Against Extractive Activities on Territory

Pukatawagan, MB. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation confirmed today that their moratorium against any extractive activities within their territory is still in place. Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (MCCN) will reject any and all applications, permits, leases, licenses and/or authorizations for exploration, extractions, removals, or work of any kind in relation to mining and any other extractive activity until a mutually-designed consultation and consent protocol with the province of Manitoba has been implemented.

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Manto Sipi Cree Nation Blocks Mineral Exploration on Ancestral Lands

Press Release

For Immediate Release

9:00 p.m., February 18, 2014

Manto Sipi Cree Nation Blocks Mineral Exploration on Ancestral Lands

Manto Sipi Cree Nation, MB.  Manto Sipi Cree Nation announced today that it will block all mineral exploration and work permits on Manto Sipi Cree Nation ancestral lands and will not engage in Crown-First Nation consultation with the Province until all land disputes are addressed and settled. The government of Manitoba recently sent three (3) work permit applications for mineral exploration to Manto Sipi Cree Nation 

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Red Sucker Lake First Nation defies Court Injunction

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Red Sucker Lake First Nation defies Court Injunction

Community vows to stop Mega Precious Metals from drilling on Ancestral Lands

Red Sucker Lake, MB. – February 12, 2014 Red Sucker Lake First Nation community and Chief and Council will not give its consent to any further mineral exploration on their ancestral lands and traditional territories as of today. On January 16, 2014, Manitoba Mineral Resources sent correspondence asking the Red Sucker Lake First Nation to consider an Application for a Work/General Camp Permit for mineral exploration. On January 27, 2014, Mega Precious Metals also sent a letter to request a meeting with the Red Sucker Lake Chief and Council. Both requests were denied by a vote of the Council. The Council said they will oppose the issuance of any new permits or any extension of the 2013/14 work permits which are due to expire March 31, 2014.

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