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White-Washing White Supremacy: Media Rushes to Excuse Covington Catholic Students

5c43a2660bda9.image_-1024x560by Jodi Jacobson, Rewire, Jan. 22, 2019

In another incidence of white-washing white supremacy, white journalists are rushing to excuse a clearly racist incident involving white teens from Covington Catholic school in Kentucky, in part by discounting the testimony of a Native elder and former U.S. Marine. Read the rest of this entry

Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder

indigenous march washington dcby Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today, Jan 19, 2019

Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.

The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views. Read the rest of this entry

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

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

‘Clearing the plains’ continues with the acquittal of Gerald Stanley

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Colten Boushie, killed in August 2016.

Is it normal for police to tell you your son is dead, imply you have a drinking problem and search your home for clues? It seems so in Saskatchewan

David MacDonald, National Post, FEb 12, 2018

The decision by an all-white jury, presided over by a white judge, to acquit the killer of Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, is a severe test of the settler-based Canadian legal system. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous media website hacked after opinion article on Colten Boushie trial posted

media indigena logoIn a Feb 12 article, Media Indigena said the site may have been hacked “shortly after” publishing Indigenous commentator, Robert Jago’s commentary entitled “An all-white jury runs from justice in the trial of Gerald Stanley.”

An Indigenous current affairs website that published a story that is critical of the verdict in the trial of Gerald Stanley says it has been hacked. Read the rest of this entry

‘Not right:’ Outrage after jury finds Saskatchewan farmer not guilty in shooting

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Colten Boushie, left, was fatally shot in August 2016. Gerald Stanley, right, has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. His trial is underway in Battleford, Sask. (Facebook/Liam Richards/Canadian Press)

APTN National News, Feb 10, 2018

BATTLEFORD, Sask. – There were sobs of despair and cries of “murderer” in a Saskatchewan courtroom Friday night as a jury found a white farmer not guilty in the shooting death of an Indigenous man.

From the beginning in August 2016, Colten Boushie’s death and the second-degree murder charge against Gerald Stanley exposed an ugly side in rural Saskatchewan – landowners who blame Indigenous people for high rates of property crime and First Nations who bear the brunt of that racism and hate. Read the rest of this entry

Cleveland Indians removing Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019

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“Chief Wahoo” merchandise; the Cleveland Indians will be changing their logo by 2019, but not their name.

ESPN, Jan 29, 2018

CLEVELAND — Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Indians’ uniform next year.

The polarizing mascot is coming off the team’s jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season, a move that will end Chief Wahoo’s presence on the field but may not completely silence those who deem it racist. Read the rest of this entry

Racial tension hangs over Sask. as trial for farmer who allegedly killed Indigenous man looms

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Colten Boushie, shot to death in August 2016 by a Saskatchewan farmer.

There are fears that the trial of Gerald Stanley, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie, could inflame racial tensions

by Douglas Quan, National Post, Jan 26, 2018

Asked how nervous he was feeling this week, Ames Leslie, the mayor of Battleford, Sask., was cautious, saying he was hopeful “that cooler minds prevail.”

That’s because on Monday, jury selection is set to begin in one of the highest-profile, racially tinged cases the province has seen: the second-degree murder trial of a white, rural farmer accused of fatally shooting a young Indigenous man. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations call for boycott of Senator Beyak’s businesses

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Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak.

by , APTN National News, Jan 8, 2018

Comments in support of Canada’s punitive Indian residential school system could hurt Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak in the pocketbook.

Beyak’s family owns two car dealerships in Dryden and Fort Frances, Ont., smackdab in the middle of Grand Council Treaty 3 and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) territory.

“I’m calling for a boycott,” said Tania Cameron, a First Nation’s activist in Kenora. Read the rest of this entry