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by Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press/CTV News, October 5, 2015
WINNIPEG — A reserve cut off from the mainland and under a boil-water advisory for almost two decades is taking its case to the United Nations.
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, which straddles the Manitoba-Ontario boundary, became isolated a century ago during construction of an aqueduct which carries water to Winnipeg. The reserve has no all-weather road and has been without clean water for 17 years. Read the rest of this entry
Inquest, which begins Monday, will be one of the largest in Ontario’s history
by CBC News, Oct 03, 2015
A joint inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students begins Oct. 5 in Thunder Bay, Ont.
All of the students died between 2000 and 2011 while attending high school in the city, hundreds of kilometres away from their remote First Nations where access to education is limited.
Three of them were just 15 years old when their bodies were pulled from a local river. Two other teens are suspected of drowning while two more may have overdosed. The inquest is expected to fully examine the circumstances of their deaths and make recommendations to prevent others. Read the rest of this entry
by Warrior Publications, Oct 2, 2015
There are two new t-shirt designs that can be ordered from Warrior Publications. One is a design to mark the 25 year anniversary of the “Oka Crisis”, the other a west coast version of the Warrior flag, both by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Gord Hill. In addition, we also have black t-shirts in stock for all 5 T-Shirt designs.
Click below the fold to see the other design as well as the black versions of previous ones. We’ll also be adding black hoodie sweatshirts shortly. To view and order t-shirts click here, or go the top menu bar and click T-Shirts. Read the rest of this entry
‘The waiting period is such a long time to finally get housing. I’m getting tired’
By John Van Dusen, CBC News, Sept 30, 2015
Without a roof over his head, 70-year-old Theo Kangok built his own.
Two years ago the senior gathered materials from the dump and parts from old shipping containers and built a cabin along the rocky shores of Igloolik, Nunavut.
It’s where he and his wife live in the warmer months and he says, they’re not the only ones.
The island of Igloolik is home to around 1,800 people, not enough homes and plenty of frustration. Read the rest of this entry
By Leisha Grebinski, CBC News, Sept 27, 2015
They look like gang members, but the purpose of the Crazy Indians Brotherhood is to help people.
“We’re going to do lots for the community and show these younger people what it is to grow up here in Saskatoon and how to be a better man,” said Chris Martell, one of the men who is starting up the Saskatoon chapter.
Members of the Brotherhood wear black leather vests with the caricature of a chief on the back. Read the rest of this entry
by Rick Kearns, Indian Country Today, Sept 25, 2015
Indigenous people in Guatemala were in the front lines of anti-government protests in late August, just a week before the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina on September 2. Perez Molina was then arrested on charges that he participated in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.
But indigenous activists, along with tens of thousands of other Guatemalans, had been protesting against many of his policies since the Spring, which culminated in three days of non-stop protests from August 25-27.
Pierre George recovering in Sarnia hospital after being engulfed in flames during demonstration at former Camp Ipperwash
By Jennifer O’Brien, The London Free Press, September 21, 2015
The day after he was engulfed in flames during a demonstration at Stony Point, Pierre George joked he was “a little crispy,” but otherwise feeling well.
“I just got burns on my hands and my eyes, skin coming off . . . and (the fire) burnt my mohawk,” said George, reached Monday by phone in a Sarnia hospital where he was recovering in the intensive care unit.
George, 61, is the brother of Dudley George, the native protester shot dead by an OPP officer during the 1995 Ipperwash standoff 20 years ago. Read the rest of this entry
by Geordon Omand, CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 21, 2015
SQUAMISH, B.C. — The Stawamus Chief on Canada’s West Coast is a world-renowned rock-climbing destination known for its beautiful multi-pitch routes and unrivalled crack-climbing pitches.
But many visiting outdoor enthusiasts are unaware that the iconic granite monolith also carries the scars of a legendary battle.
The region’s Squamish people tell of the mythical hero Xwech’taal vanquishing the double-headed sea serpent Sinulhkay before uniting the Squamish Nation. Read the rest of this entry