by Khelsilem Rivers, The Georgia Straight, Nov 14, 2013
Harper wearing headdress supplied by Blood band council, 2011.
Colonists write the rules on how we are governed, and how we are supposed to resist their control is outlined within these rules —rules that provide a misdirected sense of security and certainty by permitting us to launch our grievances according to these rules. Continue reading
The northwestern B.C. First Nation has approved the privatization of 3 homes
CBC News, Nov 04, 2013
The Nisga’a Nation in northwestern British Columbia has become the only First Nation in Canada to let its people own tribal land privately.
The First Nation’s land registrar says it has now signed off on the first three transfers of property to individuals in the Greenville area of the remote First Nation’s land. Continue reading
First Nation struggle for decolonization versus working within the colonial system to benefit a few people
By Arthur Manuel, October 30, 2013
It is important to understand the dynamics of Colonialism and how it manifests itself inside Canada. Colonialism has basically three parts, dispossession, dependency and oppression. Continue reading
Soaring Bird Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp graduates first students
Army News, July 25, 2013
Graduates of ‘Soaring Bird’ listen to speech.
Manitoulin Island, Ontario — The Soaring Bird Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp, a skills development program for Aboriginal youth in the First Nations community of Zhiibaahaasing in western Manitoulin, has completed its inaugural run. Continue reading
At least 1,300 aboriginal people were involved in the government-run nutrition experiment
CBC News, July 17, 2013
As a 10-year-old boy, Alvin Dixon remembers having to milk cows during his stay at a residential school in Port Alberni, B.C. Yet, he was always fed only powdered milk.
Dixon, who is now 76 years old, was forcibly taken from his family in Bella Bella, on British Columbia’s northwest coast, when he was a child and relocated to Port Alberni, B.C., where he said he and many of his classmates were starved. Continue reading
CBC News, Mar 7, 2013
Aboriginal people are so vastly over-represented in Canada’s federal prison system that current policies are clearly failing them, according to a new report by the Office of the Correctional Investigator. Continue reading
Colin Perkel, Canadian Press, Feb 18, 2013
At least 3,000 children, including four under the age of 10 found huddled together in frozen embrace, are now known to have died during attendance at Canada’s Indian residential schools, according to new unpublished research. Continue reading
CBC News, Aug 14, 2012
Street sign with sticker reading “Joseph Trutch was a racist bigot” in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood.
A mysterious campaign has cropped up in Kitsilano that takes aim at B.C.’s first lieutenant-governor, Sir Joseph William Trutch, who was known for his hard-line views towards the province’s First Nations people.
Several street signs along Trutch Street have been defaced by a large white sticker that reads, “Joseph Trutch was a racist bigot”. Continue reading