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Brock Univesity to strip ex-prof of title after racist tweets

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On a lonely train to nowhere: retired Brock University professor Garth Stevenson.

Tweets on account of retired professor Garth Stevenson attacked Indigenous people

by Grant LaFleche, Aug 8, 2018, The St. Catharines Standard

Brock University is distancing itself from a retired political science professor whose social media accounts shared racist and derogatory messages aimed at Indigenous people this week. Read the rest of this entry

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Flin Flon-area women charged with uttering threats after ‘shoot a Indian day’ post

RCMP car logoCBC News,

Two women have been arrested after Facebook posts suggested “a purge” and “shoot a Indian day.”

RCMP say the women, from Flin Flon, Man., and nearby Denare Beach, Sask., face charges of uttering threats and public incitement of hatred.  Read the rest of this entry

Tsilhqot’in move to ban non-native moose hunting

mooseby Monica Lamb-Yorski, Williams Lake Tribune, July 12, 2018

The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be attempting to ban Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) licenses for moose hunting in its territory this fall.

TNG tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse said during an emergency meeting held Tuesday at Tl’esqox (Riske Creek), he received full endorsement from leadership to pursue a legal challenge against the LEH allocations for 2018. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters say justice camp in Regina will stay up following meeting with provincial ministers

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A view of some of the teepees standing by the legislature at the Justice for our Stolen Children camp on July 1. (SRC)

Campers say government was given a number of paradigm shifting conditions

Six tipis standing at legislature protest camp

Regina tipisCTV Regina, June 25, 2018

Five tipis have been added to the protest camp in the front of the Saskatchewan legislature — and there are now six standing in Wascana Park.

There were three tipis added over the weekend. They represent File Hills Tribal Council, Piapot First Nation and Pasqua/White Bear First Nation. Read the rest of this entry

B.C. first province to have funding available for on-reserve housing

The B.C government is pledging $550 million over the next 10 years to build and operate 1,750 new units of social housing for projects, both on- and off-reserve in Indigenous communities. The funding will make British Columbia the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing. Read the rest of this entry

Justice for Our Stolen Children camp torn down by Provincial Capital Commission

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The Justice For Our Stolen Children Camp in front of the Legislative Building was forced to take down tents after 108 days. D.C. Fraser / Regina Leader-Post

The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp in Wascana Park is being torn down by the Provincial Capital Commission.

Chief of Six Nations calls for Indigenous jury members as trial with echoes of Colten Boushie case begins

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Jon Styres, right, was shot and killed in Hamilton on Feb. 4. (Facebook)

Hamilton police say Jon Styres died of ‘gunshot-related injuries’ after being confronted by Peter Khill

by Dan Taekema, CBC News

The chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River says she will be watching closely as jury selection begins Monday for the trial of a Hamilton man accused of second-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing a First Nations man.  Read the rest of this entry

Grassy Narrows mercury victims up to 6 times more likely to have debilitating health problems, report says

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Research released in September 2016 shows more than 90 per cent of the population at Grassy Narrows First Nation is experiencing symptoms of mercury poisoning. (Jody Porter/CBC)

‘With this health survey and with the discovery of mercury, it’s just a very dark picture,’ chief says

Residents of a northwestern Ontario First Nation who have been diagnosed with mercury poisoning are up to six times more likely to suffer from a wide range of debilitating health problems, a new report finds. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous protesters again block entrance to Pinery Provincial Park

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Maynard T. George is leader of the Indigenous family group claiming ownership of Pinery Provincial Park. (Submitted by Colin Graf)

Protester Maynard George says the action is connected to a First Nations claim to the land

CBC News, March 19, 2018

Indigenous protesters are again blocking the entrance to the Pinery Provincial Park, an action they say stems from a longstanding dispute over First Nations claims to the park on the shores of Lake Huron. Read the rest of this entry