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Contract is the largest of the controversial $8.3-billion project
By B.C. Almanac, CBC News, Nov 25, 2015
The controversial Site C construction project is one step closer to reality with BC Hydro choosing consortium Peace River Hydro Partners on Nov. 25 as its preferred partner in a $1.5-billion dollar contract to construct the dam near Fort St. John. Read the rest of this entry
from Resume Chile, translated by Earth First! Journal Newswire, Nov 23, 2015
Incendiary devices were used against the installations of the Hydroelectric Center of Angostura de Colbún [Sunday Nov. 15, 2015] during the night. Unidentified people burned the office and three corporate vehicles belonging to Matte, which has installed itself within Pehuenche Territory. Read the rest of this entry
Indigenous researchers release preliminary findings of landmark survey about life on reserve
CBC News, Nov 20, 2015
New data released this week is providing an unprecedented look at life in First Nation communities, including indigenous languages, cultural beliefs, education and employment levels. Read the rest of this entry
by International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, 14 November 2015
FBI interferes with exhibit of work by the renowned Native American artist Leonard Peltier
An art exhibit commemorating National Native American Month at the state Department of Labor and Industries building, Tumbwater, Washington, is being dismantled in response to complaints received from law enforcers. Read the rest of this entry
Second night time demonstration to protest Montreal’s dumping of sewage into St. Lawrence
CBC News, Nov 12, 2015
Kahnawake Mohawks blocked an access ramp to the Mercier Bridge for the second night in a row to protest the City of Montreal’s controversial sewage dump into the St. Lawrence River.
Montreal’s plan to divert 8 billion litres of untreated wastewater into the river started Wednesday morning just after midnight. Read the rest of this entry
by Trina Roache, APTN National News, November 12, 2015
CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS, NOVA SCOTIA — Tempers flared as close to 30 protesters confronted Mi’kmaw hunters who were taking part in a Parks Canada project to harvest moose in the Cape Breton Highlands.
“We don’t see it being productive to kill moose in our national park,” said local businessman Wesley Timmons.
“Productive?” asked Mi’kmaw hunter Fred Sylliboy. “The whole mountain is crown land. You’re the ones trespassing on our land.” Read the rest of this entry
Delegation in Winnipeg to help Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. keep kids in their own families
By Chris Read, CBC News, Nov 9, 2015
A delegation from New Zealand is in Winnipeg to share an approach they believe could reduce the number of children in foster care.
It’s called Family Group Conferencing (FGC) and it’s based on the practices of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori people.
Katie Murray is the CEO of a social service agency on the North Island of New Zealand and she is here to liaise with Winnipeg’s Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. Read the rest of this entry
Uashat-Maliotenam has been site of several suicides and suicide attempts in past year
CBC News, Nov 9, 2015
A First Nations chief on Quebec’s North Shore says he’s hopeful a coroner’s inquest into the suicide of an 18-year-old Innu woman — the latest in a series of suicides in the community — will offer lessons to prevent further tragedies going forward.
Nadeige Guanish, the mother of a toddler, was found dead on Oct. 31 in Uashat-Maliotenam, near Sept-Îles, Que. Read the rest of this entry
‘Poverty kills,’ says Dr. Mike Kirlew, who studied invasive MRSA infections north of Sioux Lookout
By Jody Porter, CBC News, Oct 26, 2015
Bad water and inadequate housing is leading to a “dramatic increase in invasive disease” in First Nations north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., according to research published in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.
Northwestern Ontario, home to 10 remote First Nations that haven’t had safe tap water in more than a decade, is seeing one of the highest rates of community-associated MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in Canada, the study said. Read the rest of this entry