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Blaze destroyed only grocery store and crippled services in isolated Manitoba community
CBC News, September 23, 2016
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the only grocery store and the band office in the remote northern Manitoba community of Shamattawa and crippled some of its essential services.
The boy was one of six children who RCMP believe were involved in setting the blaze on Thursday afternoon. The other five children are under 12 and cannot be charged. Read the rest of this entry
by Adrian Humphreys, National Post, September 20, 2016
A Thunder Bay, Ont., businessman has been charged with fraudulently misdirecting government money meant to buy breakfasts for children at an impoverished northern Ontario First Nation reserve for his personal use. Read the rest of this entry
by Barb Pacholik, Regina Leader-Post, September 18, 2016
Before the mother of Danny and Richard Wolfe — founders of the Indian Posse street gang — decided to share her story and theirs for a book, she first sought permission in a spiritual ceremony. Read the rest of this entry
Chief Kurt Burnstick, who is charged with sexual assault, adamant he won’t resign
By Andrea Huncar, CBC News, September 15, 2016
Women, men, elders and youth marched through the Alexander First Nation Thursday calling for the resignation of Chief Kurt Burnstick, who is charged with sexually assaulting two women in the community. Read the rest of this entry
by Rick Kearns, Indian Country Today, September 14, 2016
Flood gates from a reservoir were opened and washed homes away in August and, according to Indigenous Ngabe protesters in Panama, they were then harassed, shot by police, and now attack dogs have been used at recent protests. Despite these challenges, the protestors are not backing down from their 10-year struggle to prevent a massive hydroelectric dam on their land. Read the rest of this entry
Pipeline protesters have accomplished their goal by stopping construction on one Morton County site, but Energy Transfer Partners, Dakota Access’s parent company, say they remain committed to the project.
Opponents of the $8.8 billion dam hope this week’s federal court case marks a tipping point
By Justin McElroy, CBC News, September 11, 2016
For the last week, a large bus with the slogan “Stand with First Nations to protect the Peace River” on its sides has been making its way across Canada.
A federal judge will hear an appeal from two northeastern B.C. First Nations groups in Montreal on Monday about the $8.8 billion dam known as Site C. The Treaty 8 First Nations want construction to stop on the Site C dam site, saying it infringes on their traditional hunting, fishing and trapping rights. Read the rest of this entry
Obama administration intervenes in Dakota pipeline project opposed by Standing Rock Sioux, halts construction
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, September 9, 2016
The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday moved to temporarily block construction of a controversial four-state pipeline shortly after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lost a bid before the U.S. Federal Court to stop the project. Read the rest of this entry
Northern Gateway proponent gets 55% of B.C. gas pipelines and LNG stake in merger
By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, September 6, 2016
Enbridge, the company behind the controversial Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline project, is set to take over 55 per cent of B.C.’s gas pipelines as well as major gas processing plants.
The Westcoast Connector LNG project proposes piping gas across northern B.C. along a route similar to the one Enbridge Northern Gateway once mapped out to transport crude to oil tankers on B.C.’s North Coast. Read the rest of this entry