We as grassroots Indigenous women from Ontario, are traveling to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline once and for all. We are asking for your help with the cost fuel to get there and back again with our messages of solidarity. Any unused funds raised for fuels costs, will be donated equally between the legal defense fund for the Red Warrior Camp & the Sacred Stone Camp. You can help support our work by donating to our Fundrazer here, PayPal here or etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the security word as Nibi.Read more
Join our water walk from Eagle Lake to Shoal Lake in Treaty 3/Ontario along TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline route.
The Walk will take place beginning on August 3 to 7 2015.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.Read more
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 colleagues in the Native Child and Family Services class last month. The group printed T-shirts and invited others to join the event at noon on Wednesday.
The event comes after Thunder Bay police launched an investigation on March 20 into what police say is "extreme racism" against Aboriginal Peoples in postings on several Facebook pages that appear to originate in the city.
Read full story here.
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 her village of roughly 2,000 Aboriginal, Cree and Metis people, and knew growing self-reliant would leave a legacy for future generations.
"We want to work towards the long-term goal of creating a good, healthy food source and a medicinal herb concept for Aboriginal communities," she says.
Read full story here.