Category Archives: Decolonization
Further study required before hospital use feasible
CBC News, Jan 26, 2016
Clay from Kisameet Bay, B.C., used by B.C. First Nations for centuries for its healing properties could be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says new research from the University of British Columbia.
The research, published today in the American Society for Microbiology’s mBio journal, recommends the rare mineral clay be studied as a treatment for serious infections caused by the so-called ESKAPE pathogens — a who’s-who of bugs that cause the majority of U.S. hospital infections and “escape” the effects of antibacterial drugs. Read the rest of this entry
Warning, Some shaky video.
On the 26th of January 2016 we are linking in with other cities and small towns around the country to be heard as one voice and let Australia know that we don’t support CONstitutional reform and the Recognise campaign. It’s about time that we started our own national discussion on what we want weather it is Treaty/Treaties, Independence, A 7th State or a Republic. It is only us who can change our future and let make a future that we all can live in.
ABC News, January 26, 2016
Invasion Day rallies have been held across the nation to remember the First Fleet landing in Australia and the ensuing killings of Indigenous people.
For many Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders and activists, there is little to celebrate on Australia Day, which is seen as the dispossession of Indigenous land and a day of mourning over the First Fleet’s arrival at Port Jackson, Sydney, in 1788. Read the rest of this entry
Tiff-Annie Kenny left spreadsheets behind to study food security up close and personal
CBC News, Dec 31, 2015
A researcher from Ontario says she’s studying food security in the North up close and personal.
Tiff-Annie Kenny, a PhD student at the University of Ottawa, has started a traditional foods program in Inuvik. She says she didn’t want to analyze facts and figures from afar. Read the rest of this entry
Costume names include everything from ‘Noble Warrior’ to ‘Huron Honey’
By John Bowman, CBC News, Oct 29, 2015
Aboriginal people across Canada are urging stores to stop selling what they call racist Halloween costumes, and they’re posting photos of the costumes to social media to turn up the pressure.
From coast to coast, stores are stocking costumes with names like “Reservation Royalty” and “Chief Long Arrow,” and some customers are telling them that they’ve had enough. Read the rest of this entry
Large groups of caribou have been hanging out along the Dempster Highway near the N.W.T./Yukon border
By Northwind, CBC News, Oct 25, 2015
If a recent school hunting trip along the Dempster Highway was a learning experience for the students, it was even more so for one of their teachers.
“I don’t think I’ll ever top that experience in terms of being a teacher and having that student-teacher relationship,” said Justin Cormier, a teacher at Chief Julius School in Fort McPherson. “That was one of the best experiences of my life.” Read the rest of this entry
By Lee DeVito, Metro Times, Oct 12, 2015
In the spirit of the holiday, it appears that someone has vandalized the bust of Columbus located outside of Detroit’s Renaissance Center. A photo posted to Reddit shows what looks like a bloody hatchet blow to the statue’s head. Read the rest of this entry
Dylan Sevett, USUncut, October 8, 2015
Following a growing trend, the city council of Albuquerque, New Mexico has voted six to three to recognize October 12th – typically known to most as “Columbus Day” within the USA– as Indigenous Peoples’ day in a new proclamation. Albuquerque has the highest concentration of Indigenous people in New Mexico.
In the past two months, eight cities got rid of Columbus Day in favor of adopting Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Three of those cities adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day this week. Read the rest of this entry
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