Stonewalled by federal court, Red Fawn Fallis changes plea

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Red Fawn Fallis

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

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In reclaiming our history of resistance, we can also revitalise decimated languages

Australia callum indigenous xOn the bicentenary of the colonisation of New England, IndigenousX host Callum Clayton-Dixon reassesses the frontier wars

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations file court claim to stop Site C

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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

Kinder Morgan Comic

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Originally published in the Seattle Weekly, September 2017. By Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw.

Fort McKay First Nation says it’s ready to take legal action against oilsands project if approved

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A Fort McKay elder and some youth at the Moose Lake reserve. (Fort McKay First Nation)

‘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

No state of emergency on Alberta First Nation reeling from number of suicides

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Luwen Soosay died by suicide two days before Christmas. He was 22.

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

First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy

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An officer from the Six Nations police aims an assault rifle during a Nov. 16, 2017, raid of the Mohawk Medicine herbal dispensary in Six Nations. (Submitted by Seth LeFort)

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

RCMP break into camper to arrest pipeline protesters

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RCMP used a battering ram to break into the trailer parked at Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.

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

First Nations call for boycott of Senator Beyak’s businesses

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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

Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering

Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army Read the rest of this entry