by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight,Feb 12, 2014
An email sent by the president of Kinder Morgan Canada to the B.C. premier’s office reveals in frank language the challenge for oil companies posed by First Nations opposing pipeline projects. Read the rest of this entry
Hundreds of First Nations, Métis, rally against Bill C-45
Linda Hoang, CTV Edmonton, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
Hundreds of people in Edmonton joined countless more across the country on Monday for a rally in opposition of the federal government’s Bill C-45.
First Nations, Métis and supporters in Edmonton came together for an ‘Idle No More’ demonstration downtown Monday afternoon.
Police estimate more than 1,500 people attended the demonstration, which coincides with International Day for Human Rights. Read the rest of this entry
OTTAWA — Aboriginal leaders say they’re worried that expected legislation from the Harper government allowing native bands and their members to own and sell reserve lands is an attempt by Ottawa and corporations to cash in on First Nations natural resources. Read the rest of this entry
What is the Indian Act?
The Indian Act is a law first passed by Canada in 1876. It imposed government control over all Natives, covering many aspects of daily life. It focused on 3 main areas, however: band councils, reserves, and status (membership). Its primary purpose was (and is) to control Natives & assimilate them into Canada. It was always intended as a temporary set of laws until Native peoples were successfully assimilated. Read the rest of this entry