The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) are ecstatic with the results of the last nights election ushering in a new...
By Candyce Paul From April 14 – 16, 2015 Kirstin Scansen, Marius Paul and Candyce Paul, of Committee for Future...
Valentin Lopez, Chairman Amah Mutsun Tribal Band on April 23, 2015 at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues reasons why Father Serra is guilty of committing ethnocide. It has been clearly documented that Father Serra wanted to destroy Native culture including their communities, their Spirituality, their languages and their way of life leaving the Indigenous people no choice but to accept the Catholic religion.Read more
As Found on the Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada document, pages 189 - 368. Read More Here.
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Calls to Action:
1) We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to commit to reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care by:
i. Monitoring and assessing neglect investigations.
ii. Providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal communities and child-welfare organizations to keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to do so, and to keep children in culturally appropriate environments, regardless of where they reside.
iii. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the history and impacts of residential schools.
iv. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the potential for Aboriginal communities and families to provide more appropriate solutions to family healing.
v. Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers consider the impact of the residential school experience on children and their caregivers.Read more
Secwepemc Grassroots Women at Imperial Metals AGM
"Mining is new warfare tactic being waged on Indigenous Peoples. Imperial Metals has committed mass ecocide on our Secwepemc Homelands, devastating a major salmon run and population that tens of thousands of Indigenous Peoples depend on. This company is still discharging mass amounts of toxic metals and chemicals into our pristine environment and a very highly spiritually and culturally significant area: Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe.
“regardless of whether or not the Mount Polley mine operates again, the estimated 5.9 million cubic metres per year (of mine-influenced water) must be managed in a responsible manner and all options that are available for this volume will involve discharge of treated water to a water body.” THIS MUST STOP! KanahusRead more
INM organizers and local community members from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, the town of The Pas and the surrounding region met on Saturday, May 30 to express their opposition to the impending Bill C-51. (photo credit: Idle No More)
In a rapidly dwindling community forest the people of Pandumaan & Sipituhuta have put up a strong fight to stop the growth of monoculture eucalyptus plantations. But the aggressive actions of the company & its close alignment with local politicians & the police have led this struggle down a dark path - protests, intimidation, arrests & confrontations. https://ifnotusthenwho.me/story/from-our-ancestors/
Join Cooperation Jackson for the Summer of Our Power Southern People’s Movement Assembly for a Just Transition
A 2015 US Social Forum and Climate Justice Alliance Southern Assembly
Friday, June 26th – Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Climate change is not a looming future threat, it is a clear and present danger, and it is already threatening the livelihoods, living conditions, and life chances of historically oppressed peoples and the working class throughout the South.
From the inhabitants of the coastal lowlands of the Gulf who are witnessing the sea reclaim the land and watching their livelihoods, lifestyles, and ancestral homelands disappear along with it; to the midland farmers and harvesters of the region who are dealing with the rapid flora and fauna change and steady, but growing disruptions to the harvesting and growing seasons, the South is already feeling the destructive impact of climate change. There are also thousands who are beginning to suffer from infectious diseases, old and new, that are beginning to thrive in the region as a direct result of climate change and the havoc it creating to the ecology, like the Nile virus and deadly Amoebas.Read more
Nihígaal bee Iiná were asked by the Apache Stronghold to do food support this past weekend for their Oak Flat occupation festivities and cooked for at least 400 people (team work makes the dream work!) Thank you to our Apache relatives for the appreciation dinner. We look forward to standing in solidarity with you all at tomorrow's demonstration which will be held at Mc Cain's office in Tucson, AZ!Read more
On March 28 David James Taylor, Missisauga Ojibway from Curve Lake First Nation, along with a group of people from various nations will begin a walk to Ottawa to bring awareness to the over 1200 murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada. Their goal is to take their concerns to Parliament Hill and insist the Federal Government call for an inquiry into this issue.
The walk is designed to take approximately 4-5 months, weaving its way through communities across the country bringing awareness and creating a space for Aboriginal, and non-Aboriginal communities to build connections through sharing of stories, teachings, and culture.
Wanda Nanibush - March for Climate, Justice & Jobs Launch
I want to first acknowledge that we are on the territory that is governed by the one dish with one spoon treaty, which is a treaty that defines this land as a space that we need to share and take care of for all. This is also the territory of the Mississaugas and the Haudenosaunee, previously there’s also the Ouendat and the Seneca, so I want to acknowledge all those people. I also want to acknowledge the 90,000 Indigenous Peoples that currently call Toronto their home. Lastly, I want to acknowledge all of the land in Canada as Indigenous land, and I want to acknowledge it as shared territory with all of the nations who’ve come here.
Welcome to #INMroots Number Eight! The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights and sovereignty and the protection of land and water. The newsletter will share our stories and actions, and honour resistance, while celebrating the world that we are protecting.Read more