Author Archives: Zig Zag
Canada 150 project unites historian and carver to tell nearly forgotten story of lost boys
CBC News, August 19, 2017
The Fraser River gold rush of 1858 brought disease and hardship to First Nations, but it also included the devastating loss of many young Stó:lō boys who were kidnapped and taken to the United States. Read the rest of this entry
Bradley Barton turned himself in on Friday and was granted bail the same day
An Ontario man set to stand trial for the second time on first-degree-murder charges in the death of Cindy Gladue turned himself in on Friday and was promptly arrested by sheriffs at the courthouse.
Bradley Barton, 49, was granted bail. Read the rest of this entry
OTTAWA, AUGUST 18 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
This morning, 10:30am Atlantic time, Anishinaabe water protector and Ottawa resident Fredrick Stoneypoint will receive the decision of judge Denis Paradis’ on whether he will get bail release for the severe charges he is facing.
Systemic racism needs to be addressed here at home, A Tribe Called Red’s Ian Campeau says
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, August 15, 2017
The violent events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va. on the weekend is a steady reality for Canada’s Indigenous community, a First Nations musician says.
“It’s funny how everybody seems to ask ‘How did we get here?’ Where did this [violence] come from?'” Ian Campeau of the popular electronic pow wow music group A Tribe Called Red, told CBC News. Read the rest of this entry
by Derrick Penner, The Province, August 14, 2017
Taseko Mines has suspended plans for exploration work around its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in the Cariboo Chilcotin in the face of legal disputes, a company official said. Read the rest of this entry
by Danielle Rochette, APTN National News, August 15, 2017
On Saturday, more than 100 people gathered on the Mohawk Territory of Kanesatake demanding that a housing project on disputed land be stopped.
The development outside the sacred pines was approved by the Town council of Oka that sits down the road from Kanesatake. Read the rest of this entry
By The Red Nation, August 15, 2017
We condemn the bigoted terror that white supremacists used against anti-racist and anti-fascist forces this past weekend in #Charlottesville. A diverse coalition of progressives, LGBTQ rights advocates, anti-racists, feminists, socialists, communists, clergy, and anarchists took to the streets in unity Saturday to deny white supremacy a platform to spew its hateful and murderous agenda. The violence committed by right-wing forces resulted in the death of a comrade, Heather Heyer, and left 19 others severely injured. Although it was the largest white supremacist gathering in recent history, the “Unite The Right” rally was completely outnumbered and disgraced by the groundswell of people —many of whom were local Charlottesville residents — who came out to condemn racism and genocide. Read the rest of this entry
Madii Lii, August 14, 2017
Mohd Anuar bin Taib, Executive Vice President and CEO of Upstream at Petronas announced cancellation of the Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW) project on July 25th.
In light of that decision, Richard Wright, who serves as the spokesperson for the Luutkudziiwus, says “the federal government breached its constitutional obligations to consult and our court challenge to quash the approval order still stands.” Read the rest of this entry
Social media posts, since removed, maligned LGBT groups, Muslims and left-wing women
By Jason Warick, CBC News, August 15, 2017
A petition launched this week by a Saskatoon man is calling for the removal of the head of Canada’s Indigenous veterans because of what he called “digusting” social media posts.
The posts by Richard Blackwolf label the LGBT community as “mutations and deviations,” Muslims as terrorists and pedophiles, and left-wing women as “exponentially” uglier than those on the right. Read the rest of this entry