Tamara Starblanket (Spider Woman), Cree, from Ahtahkakoop First Nation in Treaty Six Territory, Canada, recently accepted the international appointment as Co-Chair of the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus (NAIPC). She was nominated by Indigenous participants from the U.S. and Canada attending the NAIPC gathering last March, there to discuss critical issues, find common ground and create a collective platform in preparation for the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York City in May.
Category Archives: Decolonization
From Montreal Counter-Information
Celebrations of the canadian state’s 150th anniversary are well underway and are looking to heat up as we approach July 1st. Over the past couple of months a few of us have been putting together a website/multimedia project against the canada 150 project as well as to put forward ideas that are against the state, colonization, capitalism, and all the misery that “canada” has meant for so many people.
We’re looking for your help to pull it off! Read the rest of this entry
IDLE NO MORE & DEFENDERS OF THE LAND: CALL TO ACTION
UNsettling Canada 150
In honour of Arthur Manuel, we call for a National Day of Action in support of Indigenous self-determination over land, territories, and resources Read the rest of this entry
‘Namgis artist was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights
By Megan Thomas, CBC News, March 28, 2017
World-renowned B.C. Indigenous artist Beau Dick has died.
Dick was a master carver and hereditary chief from the ‘Namgis First Nation in Alert Bay, just off the coast of northern Vancouver Island.
He was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights. Read the rest of this entry
Judge rules the Sinixt have not lost their connection to a huge swath of southern B.C.
By Adrian Nieoczym, CBC News, March 27, 2017
A First Nation declared extinct by the federal government 60 years ago has won a court battle to have its existence recognized.
A provincial court judge in Nelson, B.C., acquitted a Sinixt man from Washington state on Monday of hunting without a licence and hunting without being a resident. Richard Desautel had been charged after killing an elk near Castlegar in 2010. 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
Native American activists join the fight against the U.S. immigration ban
By Lenard Monkman, CBC News, Feb 02, 2017
Indigenous activists have started a social media campaign that has caught traction on both sides of the border using the slogan “no ban on stolen land.”
They joined the protests at American airports this past weekend, standing in solidarity with Muslim people and their allies against U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and tried to educate the public at the same time. Read the rest of this entry
By Lucy Mae Beers and Ollie Gillman and Max Margan, Daily Mail, Jan 26, 2017
A fight has erupted between police and thousands protesting ‘Invasion Day’ after a man allegedly tried to set fire to a flag.
Protesters draped in Aboriginal flags marched through Ultimo in Sydney on Australia Day, labelling the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 as a ‘day of killing’. Read the rest of this entry
‘The First Nations are struggling,’ says John Levi. ‘We’re pretty much living in Third World countries.’
By Oscar Baker III, CBC News, Jan 25, 2017
As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi’kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he’s made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. Read the rest of this entry