Category Archives: Decolonization

Redskins’ trademark registration cancelled by judge

Thousands of Natives have protested against the racist name of the Washington Redskins over the last few years.

Thousands of Natives have protested against the racist name of the Washington Redskins over the last few years.

Ruling says team name may be disparaging to Native Americans

CBC News/The Associated Press, July 8, 2015

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.

The ruling by Judge Gerald Bruce Lee affirms an earlier finding by an administrative appeal board. Bruce ordered the federal Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the registration. Read the rest of this entry

Human footprints found along B.C. shoreline may be oldest on continent

Dad arrives for his first look at the baby

Published to Youtube on March 24, 2015 by Lolaboo two2
Go to the 2:00 minute mark and you’ll soon see the father eagle arrive at the nest at which his newly hatched child is being cared for the by the mother, who then leaves and the father begins caring for the new eagle.  This nest is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.   Happy Father’s Day!

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Indigenous gardens take root in downtown Winnipeg

The Indigenous garden in downtown Winnipeg.

The Indigenous garden in downtown Winnipeg.

Native plants featured in gardens outside APTN’s headquarters on Portage Avenue

CBC News, June 16, 2015

Downtown Winnipeg has a new garden featuring indigenous plants, including those used in aboriginal cultures.

The first indigenous gardens were planted on Tuesday morning by volunteers from the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, RBC and the City of Winnipeg.

Located in front of APTN’s headquarters on 339 Portage Ave., the five garden beds feature indigenous “planting schemes and materials, based on community ideas and feedback,” the Downtown BIZ said in a news release. Read the rest of this entry

Ojibwe Language Students Build Birchbark Canoe

Video published to Youtube on May 7, 2015 by UMass

Visiting UMass Amherst lecturer Howard Kimewon and his students built a birch bark canoe during their Ojibwe language course and successfully launched it on Puffer’s Pond. It’s believed to be the first birch bark canoe to sail locally in 300 years.

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Three black bears attempt grand theft auto in Peguis First Nation

Published on June 5, 2015 to Youtube by CBC News

Anita Sutherland woke up to the sound of her truck honking Thursday morning on the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, only to find a bear cub trapped inside.

B.C. First Nations leaders’ new book calls for native self-determination

Arthur Manuel, former chief of the Neskonlith First Nation.

Arthur Manuel, former chief of the Neskonlith First Nation.

Former leaders say self-determination will help indigenous people become self-sufficient

By Radio West, CBC News, May 21, 2015

Two B.C. First Nations leaders have just written a book that outlines the challenges Indigenous people face and offers solutions that they believe could benefit their people and the rest of the country.

It’s called Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call. Read the rest of this entry

Coastal First Nations used advanced cultivation techniques to intensify clam harvest

Simon Fraser University student Misha Puckett and Louie Wilson (Cape Mudge Band and Hakai Institute) excavate a shell midden associated with a clam garden that was built on a bedrock outcrop in a 2013 handout photo. (The Canadian Press)

Simon Fraser University student Misha Puckett and Louie Wilson (Cape Mudge Band and Hakai Institute) excavate a shell midden associated with a clam garden that was built on a bedrock outcrop in a 2013 handout photo. (The Canadian Press)

Clam gardens call into question hunter-gatherer past of B.C. First Nation

By Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press/CBC News,  May 10, 2015

The discovery of an expansive system of historic clam gardens along the Pacific Northwest coast is contributing to a growing body of work that’s busting long-held beliefs about First Nations as heedless hunter-gatherers.

A team of researchers at Simon Fraser University has revealed that First Nations from Alaska to Washington state were marine farmers using sophisticated cultivation techniques to intensify clam production. Read the rest of this entry

Victory for Ojibway Woman Building Own Home in Northern Ontario

Darlene Necan constructing her house in northern Ontario, 2013.

Darlene Necan constructing her house in northern Ontario, 2013.

Treaty #3 Ojibway woman announces a victory!

Darlene Necan of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 is happy to announce a victory in her fight to build her own home on her family’s land in Savant Lake, ON, Treaty #3 area.

In October 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry served Darlene a stop-work order, claiming her land was Crown Land. The MNRF forced Darlene to be homeless and jobless for two winters. In a context of thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the MNRF put Darlene in a position of having to search for shelter each day, hitchhiking from place to place, without any kind of safety or security.

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2nd N.W.T. mother demands traditional name for daughter

Andrea Heron says six years ago, she had to use a hyphen in her daughter's name Sakaeʔah in order to register her birth​ in the Northwest Territories. (CBC News/submitted by Andrea Heron)

Andrea Heron says six years ago, she had to use a hyphen in her daughter’s name Sakaeʔah in order to register her birth​ in the Northwest Territories. (CBC News/submitted by Andrea Heron)

Like Shene Catholique Valpy, Andrea Heron had to change spelling to register birth

CBC News, March 9, 2015

A second mother from the Northwest Territories says she had to change the spelling of her daughter’s name after the vital statistics office wouldn’t allow her to use a glottal stop, part of her traditional language.

Andrea Heron says six years ago, she had to use a hyphen in her daughter’s name, Sakaeʔah, in order to register her birth​. Read the rest of this entry

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