LNG Canada to start moving into Haisla Centre

Haisla LNG building

LNG Canada executive committee and Haisla Nation Council members following a walk-through of the Haisla Centre in May. Photo Cameron Orr

The units will only be for accommodating existing staff members

Gerry Leibel, Northern Sentinel, June 21, 2017

LNG Canada staff will this summer move into the recently completed Haisla Centre in Kitimat.

Haisla Nation Communications Co-ordinator Cameron Orr said LNG Canada holds a 10-year lease for the building, which was signed between the Haisla Nation Council and LNG Canada in 2015. Read the rest of this entry

Fascism & Anti-Fascism: A Decolonial Perspective

Antifa warrior flagWarrior Publications: Grab your dictionary, we got some “heavy mental” material for you to ponder.  Originally posted back in February of this year on Onkehonwe Rising blog, this is an interesting article concerning the rise of fascism in “Trump’s America” and an Indigenous perspective about fascism and anti-fascism. Read the rest of this entry

The colonial history behind the Governor General’s “quote-Indigenous-people-unquote” comments

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Report submitted to Ottawa highlights police abuse against Indigenous women

Thunder Bay’s Indigenous guardians volunteer to protect their community

#Resist150: Battleford mass hangings poster

Canada 150 battleford hangings

Not sure who did the poster, but there it is…

“The executions of the Indians ought to convince the Red Man that the White Man governs” Prime Minister John A MacDonald.

Winnipeg’s Métis Friendship Centre battles with AIM over who sits on the board, and what they can wear

winnipeg indian-and-metis-friendship-centreby Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais, APTN National News, June 15, 2017

Another election was held to create a new board for the embattled Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg Wednesday night.

The centre was incorporated nearly 60 years ago – but has been in the limelight lately because of allegations of mismanagement and infighting. Read the rest of this entry

A #NoDAPL Legal Update from Mandan and Bismarck

DAPL court june 2017by Freshet Collective, June 14, 2017

The long, arduous battle has continued in Mandan and Bismarck courts for more than 600 water protectors facing charges for resisting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Freshet Collective has grown from a bail fund to a collective of legal organizers, committed to serving the needs of those who put their lives and liberty on the line to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and protect the sacred. We support water protectors with open cases through outreach, legal education, attorney coordination, travel arrangements, hospitality, and court solidarity. Read the rest of this entry

UNsettling Canada 150 Webinar

NoCanada unsettling idle no moreThe #UNsettleCanada150 Webinar will be moderated by Kanahus Manuel with presentations and discussions from land defenders Ellen Gabriel, Russell Diabo and Beatrice Hunter.  

The Webinar will be held on Sunday, June 18 at 3 PM5 PM CST

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Woman evicted over smudging ceremonies files human rights complaint

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Crystal Smith demonstrates how to smudge using sage, a shell and a feather. June 13, 2017. (CTV)

by Andrew Weichel, CTV News, June 14, 2017

An aboriginal woman who claims her landlord tried to evict her for performing traditional smudging ceremonies in her Burnaby, B.C. home has filed a human rights complaint.

Crystal Smith of the Tsimshian and Haisla First Nations said she’s had problems with her landlord, Parminder Mohan, ever since he noticed her smudging at home with her children in March. Read the rest of this entry