If rain on your wedding day is good luck, then snow on the day of the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. on March 10, served as a sign of hope in the fight for indigenous rights across the United States and around the world—especially when the battle at stake stems on the sanctity of water.
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CSIS believes the protests have implications north of the border
By Hilary Beaumont, Vice News, March 15, 2017
Two secret reports on Standing Rock obtained by VICE News show the Canadian spy agency has been monitoring the protest camps and acts of pipeline sabotage in the U.S. and believes they have Canadian implications. Read the rest of this entry
RT, 21 March 21, 2017
Calling it “felony vandalism,” the South Dakota Attorney General’s office spokeswoman Sara Raber confirmed the incident on the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday, according to AP.
Global News, March 20, 2017
TransCanada Corp. is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed a proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal on B.C.’s north coast even though a final decision has not yet been made whether to build the terminal. Read the rest of this entry
From the fundraising site: Thank you for visiting here and caring about our sister, Red Fawn. We are her family and this is the only site that is officially raising money for her legal fund.
Red Fawn is a human rights advocate, organizer, community leader and a political prisoner of Standing Rock. Read the rest of this entry
‘Being able to be taught to do something my ancestors were doing — it’s like I’m following in their footsteps’
CBC News, March 8, 2017
The Little Shuswap Indian Band in B.C.’s Shuswap region is carving canoes for the first time in over 60 years.
The band partnered with the Okanagan Indian Band to relearn canoe-making skills and every day band members have been working on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake at Quaaout Lodge carving out two large canoes. Read the rest of this entry
Charges announced by RCMP on Tuesday
CBC News, March 7, 2017
Twenty-eight people have been charged in connection with last year’s protests at the Muskrat Falls site, the RCMP announced on Tuesday afternoon.
A total of 60 charges were laid, including mischief, breaches of a court order, and taking a motor vehicle without consent. Read the rest of this entry
Leaks suggest spies can bypass encryption of messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram
The Associated Press, March 7, 2017
WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release that appears to provide an eye-opening look at the intimate details of America’s cyberespionage toolkit. Read the rest of this entry
Controversial $1.3-billion project has residents divided
By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, March 4, 2017
The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine south-west of Kamloops, B.C., after its months-long review of the project.
The decision could be an important upset for KGHM International, a subsidiary of Polish company KGHM Polska Miedźthat, which has been trying to push the controversial $1.3-billion project forward since 2006. Read the rest of this entry