APTN National News,March 19, 2013
A group of Six Nations protesters have less than 30 days to pay $350,000 to the city of Brantford for a series of blockades several years ago.
Judge Harrison Arrell ruled late last month in the Brantford’s favour after the blockades in 2007 and 2008 slowed the development of a hotel, manufacturing facility, retail outlets and a residential subdivision. Continue reading
The death of Captain Cook.
Captain Cook was an officer in the Royal Navy who carried out reconnaissance and surveying missions for the British government. His expeditions contributed to the colonization of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Coast of BC, and Hawaii. It was in Hawaii that Cook was killed, on Feb 14, 1779. Continue reading
Participants in the 1974 armed occupation of Anicinabe Park, near Kenora, Ontario.
- reprinted from Oh-Toh-Kin, Volume 1 Number 1, Winter/Spring 1992
The following interviews with Lyle Ironstand and Louis Cameron have been reprinted from Paper Tomahawks: From Red Tape to Red Power by James Burke, published in 1976 by Queenston House Publishing. Continue reading
Innu reject Quebec government’s “North for all” plan
by Aaron Lakoff, Montreal Media Coop, January 17, 2013
The scene on Oct. 16, 2012, as Quebec police move to dismantle blockade. .
SEPT-ÎLES, QC—Marie Louise Andre Mackenzie is an 86-year-old elder from the tiny town of Schefferville, Quebec. With deep and dignified wrinkles on her face, and a large smile, Mackenzie speaks in Innu-aimun. As she speaks, her granddaughter translates her words to French. Continue reading
Simcoe Reformer, Jan 17, 2013
Stopping a truck transporting wind turbine pieces, Jan 17, 2013.
Members of Six Nations in Ontario are protesting at wind turbine project sites in Haldimand County. “It’s a rotating protest that is going from one site to the next. So far, they’ve been to five or six sites,” Haldimand Ontario Provincial Police Const. Mark Foster told the Simcoe Reformer on Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Thoughts on Idle No More & Critical Infrastructure
Six Nations, 2006.
by Shiri Pasternak, The Media Coop, January 14, 2013
News reports are ablaze with reports of looming Indigenous blockades and economic disruption. As the Idle No More movement explodes into a new territory of political action, it bears to amplify the incredible economic leverage of First Nations today, and how frightened the government and industry are of their capacity to wield it. Continue reading
Businessman, wife die as home burns during attack believed by indigenous Mapuche
Chilean riot police raid a Mapuche village.
By Federico Quilodran, The Associated Press, Friday, January 4, 2013
SANTIAGO, Chile – An elderly couple whose family’s vast landholdings have long been targeted by Mapuche Indians in southern Chile were killed in an arson attack early Friday while trying to defend their home. The president quickly flew to the scene and announced new security measures, including the application of Chile’s tough anti-terrorism law and the creation of a special police anti-terror unit backed by Chile’s military. Continue reading
“Shortly after the 2011 uprising began, community members state that the local politicians and the police simply exiled themselves in fear from the community, warranting no need to run them out of town. Community members took the local government offices, took police trucks, took the polices’ weapons, and put them all to use. Historically, Cheran had traditionally been “policed” or defended by members from the community. In a voluntary rotation members from each of the four “barrios” or neighborhoods would patrol the community for self-defense in what is known as the “community ronda.”” Continue reading
Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu, December 22nd, 2012
Mapuche burning tire road block of Dec 22, 2012.
A new confrontation between Mapuche community members and police was carried out on the Highway that unites the cities of Carahue and Nueva Imperial, in the territory of Cautin.
A group of Mapuche installed barricades on the highway blocking traffic, until the arrival of police that tried to stop the action and attack the Mapuche. Continue reading
Youth from Grassy Narrows on healing walk, 2008.
Grassy Narrows First Nation marks 10 years of resistance
Jody Porter CBC News, Dec 3, 2012
First Nations activists were back at the blockade on Monday after celebrating a decade of turning back logging trucks from Grassy Narrows traditional lands.
The road block first went up at Slant Lake, about 600 km northwest of Thunder Bay, on Dec. 2, 2002. Continue reading