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Emergency in Brazil

Today, the native peoples of the Amazon and the Amazon itself are in great danger.
On Tuesday 19 May 2015 a bid will be made to legislatively usurp the legal rights of the indigenous peoples of Brazil to their land. The only indigenous land that is still protected by the constitution is today being directly threatened by this law; which will also put in danger the procedure for marking out other native territories.

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Neenanew Oshkapewisak - "The Helpers" Walk from Cochrane to Ottawa

We are, all of us, the HELPERS

In 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a formal apology to the people of Canada regarding the impact of Residential Schools on native culture and life. This apology set into motion an avenue by which survivors of the Residential Schools could access compensation. These included a Common Experience Payment (C.E.P.), an Independent Assessment Process (I.A.P.) and a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

It has since been documented that the Government of Canada will not give full recognition to the genocidal extinguishing of the “human fire within”. It has also been further recognized that a human entity is capable of setting into motion a process to “kill the Indian in the child”! But the government does not fully involve itself in the recognition of the plight of Residential School Survivors. It ignores the pleas of the affected people as well as the efforts of others striving to help. Families seeking missing aboriginal women, Children’s Aid Societies and other groups seeking justice for native people are simply not listened to. We, all of us, are THE HELPERS!

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Support Winnipeg's Got Bannock Lady

Over the last year Althea Guiboche has run out of money and run out of baking supplies, but she has never stopped giving away free bread and soup to the city’s homeless every week.

Got Bannock is all-volunteer, and whether we can make and deliver food to the people in a given week depends on your support – donations of money or food.

Learn More or Donate Now!

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Tiny American Indian Tribal Nation involved with International Tribal Diplomacy

Tribes around the world are facing loss of land and life, horrible crimes committed against them. They are facing the same fate many other tribes have faced, like the tribes of North America. A tiny American Indian native nation, the Weapemeoc, has found itself in the middle of this international struggle and is trying to raise funds for a diplomatic tour of South East Asia with their crowd funding campaign "Help stop the genocide of natives in Myanmar" on Indiegogo. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-stop-the-genocide-of-natives-in-myanmar

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‘Shell No!’ Indigenous activists to confront Shell to end Arctic drilling at shareholder meetings in Netherlands and London

Media Advisory - ‘Shell No!’ Indigenous activists to confront Shell to end Arctic drilling at shareholder meetings in Netherlands and London

Photos and media interviews available: Suzanne Dhaliwal +447772694327 @notarsands suzanne@no-tar-sands.org

Monday, May 18 2015. A delegation of female indigenous activists are making their way to the Shell Annual General Meeting in the Hague to call for an end to Arctic offshore development. Mae Hank and Faith Gemmill-Fredson were part of a mass “flotilla” action in Seattle on Saturday which saw hundreds of people take action next to Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig, docked at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 5 [1].

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Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation response to NDP Majority Victory in Alberta

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) are ecstatic with the results of the last nights election ushering in a new NDP majority government in Alberta.  It is clear that Albertans also want change and we are encouraged this government will take the time to do the proper assessments that evoke that change.

As First Nations we are optimistic to finally have a government that recognizes and respects Indigenous rights and territories and look forward to sitting at the table with this new government to find effective ways to implement and respect Aboriginal rights across multiple sectors.

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Committee for Future Generations Experience the World Uranium Symposium 2015 in Quebec City

By Candyce Paul

From April 14 – 16, 2015 Kirstin Scansen, Marius Paul and Candyce Paul, of Committee for Future Generations, participated in this important conference, with professionals and grassroots indigenous people from 20 countries and 5 continents.

The Cree of Eeyou Istchee were one of the primary sponsors. They have led the effort through action and lobbying of the Quebec government to get a moratorium on uranium mining in Quebec. There was a large contingent of indigenous people from far and wide, Australia, Mongolia, Greenland, Africa,  Dineh from New Mexico, Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Innu from Quebec, Anishnabe from Ontario, Cree and Denesuline from Saskatchewan, Inuit from the NWT, all came to learn from the expert scientists, researchers, and physicians and to share our common experiences dealing with the nuclear industry.

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#INMroots Resistance in the Blood

Welcome to #INMroots Number Seven!   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.

 

INMroots-_7_copy.jpgWe are all invited to add to this newsletter. Post your story now! The deadline for the next newsletter is midnight on Sunday May 10th. We will accept all submissions that are connected to Indigenous and environmental issues as long as they do not condone or promote violence or lateral violence or include hate speech.  

 

The next newsletter will be published on Monday May 11th, so check your inboxes!

 

If you see a news story on your social media networks that is worth sharing, please tag #INMroots.

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues April 20- May 1, 2015

"Reality
The impact will not endure-
of that you can be sure
and conquest is not my quest
much less my address. or redress:
so that there then
NOW
you may begin to see
I don't fly by doctrines
instead we
Nations of Indigenous Peoples
Are, have been, will permanently be-
reality"

-Chantlaca

In 2008 the very first session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was held. Every year in New York there are 2 sessions to address the issues of Indigenous People . Input is given by community members, Non-profit organizations, Academic Institutions and Indigenous Groups.

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Fire Destroys Everything for One Navajo Nation Family

10384379_10155447548845361_4607126167911725340_n.jpgIn late April Brenda Lee and her children lost everything they own in a fire. With little money for extras, insurance for many Native families is just not an option. This family has lost absolutely everything will be starting over again with the kindness of family, friends, community and quite possibly strangers.

 

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