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Tribes preparing for climate change impact on Indigenous Foods

Image: Blackfire.

Image: Blackfire.

by George Plaven, East Oregonian, July 24, 2015

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for climate change projects.

Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.

The tribes have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to study climate change in the Pacific Northwest and come up with an action plan to protect the reservation’s natural resources, including traditional First Foods.

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Peace Valley group appeals failed attempt to quash Site C dam

A July Snowstorm in Hawaii? The Mountain Answers Protectors’ Prayers

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“It’s summer in Hawaii and Poliʻahu, the snow goddess, came to grace us in mid-July, the hottest month of the year. This is the power of pule (prayer) and believing in your culture and where you come from,” wrote Ku’uipo Freitas on Facebook. (Ku’uipo Freitas/Facebook via Indian Country Today)

by Christina Rose, Indian Country Today, July 21, 2015

It seems Mauna Kea herself has joined in the resistance of the construction of the copy.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. On Saturday, July 18 at about 3 a.m., there was a snowstorm on top of the mountain—in the midst of one of the hottest spells some can remember in their lifetime. The protectors, dressed in sweatshirts and warm jackets, shivered against the cold and rejoiced in the reawakening and reconnection of the people and the mountain.

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Australia: Support Black Nations Rising magazine

Australia black nations risingBlack Nations Rising (BNR), published by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, is a grassroots Aboriginal magazine dedicated to the cause of decolonization and self-determination.  Our publication, launched in January 2015, promotes symbols, stories and strategies of indigenous resistance and revival.  We have published two editions of BNR so far, and will publish another two this year. Read the rest of this entry

Anonymous and the Dawson Creek shooting

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B.C. man fatally shot by RCMP identified, Anonymous vows revenge

Dawson Creek police shoot man who refused to throw away weapon, witness claims

Image captured from video moments after RCMP shoot a man allegedly holding a knife in Dawson Creek, BC.

Image captured from video moments after RCMP shoot a man allegedly holding a knife in Dawson Creek, BC.

Provincial police watchdog investigating the shooting in northeastern B.C.

By Tamara Baluja, CBC News, July 17, 2015

A masked man who was shot and killed by police officers in Dawson Creek, B.C., had refused to throw away his knife, even as he lay bleeding from his wound, says a witness.

Mike Irmen was walking toward a local restaurant on Thursday evening when he happened upon two officers pointing guns at the suspect. He says there was lots of screaming back and forth as the officers told the suspect to put his weapon down.  Read the rest of this entry

Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction in northern Quebec

Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction near Natashquan, July 15, 2015.

Innu blockade Hydro-Quebec construction near Natashquan, July 15, 2015.

Innu protesters say Hydro-Québec is not respecting agreement it signed with the community

CBC News, July 16, 2015

Quebec’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs is urging members of Natashquan’s Innu Community to stop their blockade near the La Romaine construction site.

The group of protesters set up a barricade Thursday near Havre-Saint-Pierre in eastern Quebec, about 200 kilometres east of Sept-Îles.

It says Hydro-Québec is not respecting an agreement it signed with the community before work on the hydroelectric project began.

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Salteau First Nations votes to accept deal on Site C

Chief Nathan Parenteau and band councillor Lana Garbitt discuss the Impact Benefits Agreement with the Alaska Highway News at their band office on the Saultau reserve near Moberly Lake | Photo: Mike Carter

Chief Nathan Parenteau and band councillor Lana Garbitt discuss the Impact Benefits Agreement with the Alaska Highway News at their band office on the Saultau reserve near Moberly Lake | Photo: Mike Carter

The deal includes lump-sum and annual payments, as well as Crown lands to compensate for flooded territory

By Mike Carter, Business Vancouver, July 13, 2015

In a significant milestone for BC Hydro, the Salteau First Nations has voted overwhelmingly in favour of an Impact Benefits Agreement over the Site C dam.

With the vote, Saulteau will not join other Treaty 8 Nations in legal challenges, Chief Nathan Parenteau has confirmed to Alaska Highway News.

The move comes about a week after the McLeod Indian Band backed out of a lawsuit against the dam.

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Haudenosaunee women’s lacrosse team will not travel on a foreign passport

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