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
Photo APTN video
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
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.Read more
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
Photo By Denise Brunet
"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."
Read more of the Timmins Today story HERE
'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.
Indigenous Law Institute
"A Movement Toward Restoration and Healing"
The Indigenous Law Institute assists American Indian and other Indigenous communities to work toward a future of restoration and healing. We do this by working to develop a radically new basis for thinking about Native rights, from a Traditional Native Law perspective, and by contending that Native nations and peoples have an inherent right to live free of all forms of empire and domination.
The Indigenous Law Institute is dedicated to supporting Indigenous nations and peoples to protect their sacred ancestral homelands, to restore and revitalize their linguistic, cultural, and spiritual traditions, and to heal from the trauma of colonization.Read more
Photo Len Gillis/Timmins Times Local News
A CN freight train hauling crude oil derailed north of Gogama near Timmins, Ontario. The derailment occurred around midnight Saturday and sparked a fire among some the cars. Twenty-nine cars derailed while Seven cars were burning as of midday Sunday.
Read the full Timmins Times Story HERE
Photo Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Facebook
A recently proposed United States legislation HR 455 calls for a security study to be conducted on the US-Canadian Border, within the traditional territory of the Akwesasne. However, the Mohawk Council of the Akwesasne government have not been consulted nor made notice of this new proposal as led by US Representative John Katko.
Read more of the story on Indian Country Today HERE
Photo John Bonnar
This year marks the tenth annual Strawberry Ceremony in Toronto, Ontario for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman & Girls (MMIW). Check out the photos from the event HERE