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First Nations group granted access to Kapyong Barracks for ceremony


A group of people are camped out on Morpeth Boulevard, in front of the former Kapyong Barracks land. (Kenza Kaghat/CBC)

CBC News, May 31, 2016

A First Nations group is being allowed inside the former Kapyong Barracks to perform a ceremony.

The Department of National Defence let the group into the former military base on Tuesday after the group set up camp, demanding access.

Kylo Prince from Long Plain First Nation said Col. Andy Cook helped the group gain access to the land. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian military expands effort to recruit Aboriginals

Soaring Bird Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp graduates first students

Army News, July 25, 2013

Graduates of 'Soaring Bird' listen to speech.

Graduates of ‘Soaring Bird’ listen to speech.

Manitoulin Island, Ontario — The Soaring Bird Aboriginal Youth Leadership Camp, a skills development program for Aboriginal youth in the First Nations community of Zhiibaahaasing in western Manitoulin, has completed its inaugural run. Read the rest of this entry

Canada’s Spy Groups Divulge Secret Intelligence to Energy Companies

Documents raise fears that info on environmentalists, Indigenous groups and more shared with industry at biannual, secret-level, briefings.

Police conducting video surveillance of anti-2010 Olympics protest, Vancouver 2008.

by Tim Groves, The Dominion, October 10, 2012

TORONTO—The Canadian government has been orchestrating briefings that provide energy companies with classified intelligence from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the RCMP and other agencies, raising concerns that federal officials are spying on environmentalists and First Nations in order to provide information to the businesses they criticize. Read the rest of this entry