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Indian Summer

Colten Boushie

Colten Boushie, killed on August 4, 2016.

by Erica Violet Lee, Policy Alternatives, September 1, 2016

In November 1885, eight Indigenous men were hanged in Fort Battleford, Saskatchewan. These eight men were executed by the North West Mounted Police as part of a campaign to break down North West Resistance efforts in the prairies. Native children at Battleford Industrial School, a nearby residential school, were brought out to watch their relatives hang.

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Canadian Forces learn winter survival skills in northern Ontario

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Canadian Forces Rangers firing the C7A2 assault rifle during Exercise Trillium Response 2016 held in northern Ontario. Photo: Ottawa Citizen

By Peter Moon, Ottawa Citizen, Feb 19, 2016

About 900 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are completing the largest winter training exercise of its kind ever held across the Far North of Ontario.

“It’s been a great success,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Richardson, commanding officer of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group. “It’s provided an experience for soldiers from the south, both regular force and reserves, to get to an area of potential operations that many of them have never experienced before in their lives. It has let them train with the Canadian Rangers, interact with the peoples of the First Nations, and prepare to respond to a domestic emergency in the North if they are needed.” Read the rest of this entry

Northern Cree occupy Manitoba Hydro dam over longstanding grievances

Manitoba Hydro occupation 1By Tim Fontaine, APTN National News, Sept 29, 2014
Members of a northern First Nation have begun occupying a hydroelectric dam over longstanding grievances with Manitoba Hydro.

The Jenpeg Generating Station is located 19 kilometres from the Cree community of Cross Lake.

Tommy Monias lives in Cross Lake and is taking part in the occupation. Monias told APTN National News late Sunday that the occupation started Friday and people have been maintaining the camp in shifts, with around 10 people at the site at any given time.

Monias says RCMP are monitoring the situation but the occupiers told them it’s going to be a peaceful protest. Read the rest of this entry

Cree walkers finally arrive in Ottawa on Idle No More trek

Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 2013.

Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 25, 2013.

CBC News, Mar 25, 2013

A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived in Ottawa, marking the end of a 1,600-kilometre trek to the nation’s capital. Read the rest of this entry