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
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
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
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
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
Systemic racism needs to be addressed here at home, A Tribe Called Red’s Ian Campeau says
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, August 15, 2017
The violent events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va. on the weekend is a steady reality for Canada’s Indigenous community, a First Nations musician says.
“It’s funny how everybody seems to ask ‘How did we get here?’ Where did this [violence] come from?'” Ian Campeau of the popular electronic pow wow music group A Tribe Called Red, told CBC News. Read the rest of this entry
by Jeff Lagerquist, CTV News, July 4, 2017
Five Canadian Armed Forces members who appeared in an online video of a confrontation at an Indigenous protest in Halifax on Canada Day will be removed from duty and training while the military conducts an investigation into their conduct, according to the nation’s top soldier. Read the rest of this entry
First Nations woman dies after being hit by trailer hitch thrown from passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Barbara Kentner, 34, was struck in January, police consider changing charge against man, 18
By Jody Porter, CBC News, July 4, 2017
A First Nations woman who was hit by a trailer hitch, thrown from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont., last January, has died.
Barbara Kentner, 34, required surgery after being hit in the abdomen by the trailer hitch on Jan. 29. She was released from hospital in time to take part in a walk in her honour on Feb. 5, but later returned to medical care. Read the rest of this entry
by Jeff Lagerquist, CTV News, July 3, 2017
A First Nations ceremony held in downtown Halifax on Canada Day to honour missing and murdered indigenous women was interrupted by men who identified themselves as part of an alt-right organization — and included two members of the Royal Canadian Navy. Read the rest of this entry