Photo Globe and Mail
Several Aboriginal groups that were listed as having provided input during the creation of the Conservative government’s action plan on violence against aboriginal women say they were not consulted. The issue of the consultation process is arising as native leaders prepare to talk with government cabinet ministers at an coming round table on the issue of more than 1,181 murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada.
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Photo Paul Borkwood/CBC
Five Aboriginal Chiefs in Ontario are willing to put their lives on the line to protect their lands. They recently gave notice to the Ontario and Canadian Governments, the public and developers that they are willing to assert Treaty rights over their traditional lands and ancestral territories.
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Water Walks & Healing Walks Listing 2015
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“As women, we are carriers of the water. We carry life for the people. So when we carry that water, we are telling people that we will go any lengths for the water. We’ll probably even give our lives for the water if we have to. We may at some point have to die for the water, and we don’t want that,” Josephine Mandamin - Grandmother, WaterWalker
We are gathering outside of MP Kellie Leitch's Collingwood office. An event that goes directly to the doorstep of MP Kelly Leitch, the Federal Minister on the Status of Women, who will also be in attendance of the February 27th Roundtable discussions in Ottawa. Discussions that seat only a select group of elite people. Not included in the representation are the voices of the families or the grassroots people. Our rally and march will educate the public during our peaceful gathering.Read more
Haudenosaunee peoples historically view participation in mainstream electoral processes as undermining the treaty relationship with the Crown set out in the Tekeni Teiohate (Two Row Wampum) and the Tehontatenenthsonterontahkhwa (Covenant Chain). Haudenosaunee governments have a responsibility to assert our treaty relationship with the Crown.Read more
"Algonquins of Barriere Lake File Court Action against the Government of Canada and Past & Current Third Party Managers"
February 3, 2015
By Algonquins of Barriere Lake
Last Friday, Chief and Council for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake filed a lawsuit against Canada and the community’s past and present third party managers, BDO Canada LLP and Hartel Financial Management Corporation. The lawsuit claims harms suffered by Barriere Lake caused by Canada and the third party managers, by mismanaging and withholding funds that were to be used for the benefit of the community and its members. This includes exorbitant fees paid to the third party managers from Barriere Lake’s funds. The “services” provided by the third party managers harmed, rather than helped, our members, and interfered with our ability to improve the administrative, financial, and governance services we provide to our community.
By Marlene Leung, CTV News
Photos by Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 12, 2015 10:59AM EST
Last Updated Monday, January 12, 2015 8:50PM EST
Aboriginal Organization hit with $60 million worth of cuts, Inuit faced steepest reduction: AFN analysis
By Jorge Barrera
APTN National News
Aboriginal organizations have faced $60 million worth of cuts from the Harper government over the past three years and Inuit groups were hit the hardest, according to an internal Assembly of First Nations analysis obtained by APTN National News.Read more
By Aarom Beswick Truro Bureau
Published January 23, 2015 - 8:31pm
Last Updated January 24, 2015 - 6:36am
PICTOU LANDING — Gary Denny is a captain.
The 28-year-old Pictou Landing First Nation band member holds his head high as he says it.Read more
Published Sunday, January 18, 2015 8:40PM AST
Last Updated Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:22PM AST
The two people accused of killing Loretta Saunders are scheduled to appear in court Monday, January 19.