by Brent Jang, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 18, 2017
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has travelled to Lax Kw’alaams for the first time, visiting the remote aboriginal community that is deeply divided over a controversial liquefied natural gas project.
Pacific NorthWest LNG is expected to make its final investment decision this summer about whether to build an $11.4-billion export terminal on Lelu Island in the Port of Prince Rupert – after this May’s B.C. election. Read the rest of this entry
Democracy Now!, January 18, 2017
The Office of the Pardon Attorney has announced President Obama has denied clemency to imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier is a former member of the American Indian Movement who was convicted of killing two FBI agents during a shootout on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. He has long maintained his innocence. Read the rest of this entry
‘It’s like flying blind,’ 1 frontline RCMP officer said about computer outage
By Alison Crawford, CBC News, Jan 19, 2017
The failure of a critical core computer network device prevented Mounties and other police agencies including the Toronto Police Service from accessing a critical computer program they need to do their jobs called the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. Read the rest of this entry
Ancestral Pride, January 18, 2017
What I know on the subject of why I mask up. There are many times when people are at “political” actions or see pics/footage of direct actions pertaining to Indigenous Land Defence or any kind of resistance to the government or corporations and we are masked up. There is always people who take it upon themselves to question you as if they are the grand arbiter of how you can or cannot participate in resistance. Read the rest of this entry
CBC News, January 18, 2017
The Grassy Narrows community in northern, Ont., has been plagued with mercury poisoning for decades — affecting its river, its fish, and its people.
In the 1970s, Kas Glowacki, who worked in the old Dryden, Ont., pulp and paper mill — upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nations — emptied out a salt vat and came across mercury. Read the rest of this entry
Damage is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000, police say
CBC News, January 16, 2017
Police say they are investigating significant damage to an oilfield pipeline under construction in the Hythe area in northwest Alberta.
Beaverlodge RCMP received a report on Sunday about mischief at a pipeline site north of Hythe, Alta. Read the rest of this entry
Land Protectors in Labrador shut down Aboriginal Affairs office in Goose Bay again over #MuskratFalls promises
by Trina Roache, APTN National News, January 13, 2017
A group of Labrador land protectors shut down the Office of Aboriginal Affairs in Happy Valley- Goose Bay early Friday morning as part of ongoing protests against the Muskrat Falls hydro-electric project.
The group blocked employees who showed up to work at 8 a.m. from entering the office for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Aboriginal Affairs, which also houses the local constituency office for the province’s Environment Minister Perry Trimper. Read the rest of this entry
Report says 5 suicides in Uashat-Maliotenam in 2015 were avoidable
By Jonathan Montpetit, Marika Wheeler, CBC News, Jan 14, 2017
Canada’s “apartheid system” of reserves shares some of the blame for a string of suicides that devastated an Innu community on Quebec’s North Shore in 2015, a coroner’s inquest has found.
Coroner Bernard Lefrançois was tasked last year by the Quebec government with looking into the deaths of four women and one man over a nine-month period in Uashat-Maliotenam, an Innu reserve near Sept-Îles, Que. Read the rest of this entry
Three band members are suing their former chief, a current councillor and an adminstrator
By Andrea Huncar, CBC News, January 13, 2017
Three band members of the Alexander First Nation northwest of Edmonton are suing their former chief, a current councillor and a band employee for alleged conflict of interest and “illegal and improper” financial dealings. Read the rest of this entry