via Facebook, January 18, 2018
Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC). Read the rest of this entry
by C.S. Hagen, High Plains Reader, January 16th, 2018
FARGO – Red Fawn Fallis, the woman charged with firing a handgun during the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, changed her plea Tuesday to guilty after federal prosecutors agreed to drop one of her charges. Read the rest of this entry
Dam construction violates 1899 treaty and is unconstitutional, notice of civil claim says
By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, Jan 16, 2018
Two First Nations in northeast B.C. have started legal action against the Site C dam, claiming its construction violates Treaty No. 8 signed 1899, as well as the Canadian Constitution.
In notices of civil claim filed Jan. 15, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations say the mega-project will infringes on their treaty rights and “fails to uphold the Honour of the Crown.” Read the rest of this entry
Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.
‘The AER has already put blinders on what really matters to us,’ Fort McKay chief says
By David Thurton , CBC News, Jan 9, 2018
The Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against any approval of an oilsands project near the First Nation’s ancestral homeland.
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) began public hearings in Fort McMurray Tuesday on Prosper Petroleum’s Rigel oilsands project. Read the rest of this entry
by Martha Troian, APTN National News, Jan 11, 2018
Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season.
There have been eight deaths since late November, all of them between the ages of 15-32, according to some community members. Read the rest of this entry
Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: ‘Stay out of our affairs’
By Jorge Barrera, CBC News, Jan 10, 2018
Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six Nations police officers burst in, ordering everyone to get on the ground. Read the rest of this entry
by Penny Daflos, CTV News, Jan 11, 2018
A large group of Burnaby RCMP closed off two roads, served anti-pipeline protestors with a warrant and used a battering ram to arrest two women Wednesday evening.
Several activists recorded the encounter, posting portions to social media and sharing further documentation with CTV News. The videos depict a chaotic scene with Mounties trying to arrest two people inside a mobile camping trailer as protesters yell at them. One officer ultimately smashes the camper door with a portable battering ram. Read the rest of this entry
by, APTN National News, Jan 8, 2018
Comments in support of Canada’s punitive Indian residential school system could hurt Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak in the pocketbook.
Beyak’s family owns two car dealerships in Dryden and Fort Frances, Ont., smackdab in the middle of Grand Council Treaty 3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory.
“I’m calling for a boycott,” said Tania Cameron, a First Nation’s activist in Kenora. Read the rest of this entry