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Indigenous artists unite to create Edmonton, Ottawa murals focused on water protection

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Artist Isaac Murdoch, from Serpent River First Nation in Ontario, and volunteers in Edmonton began painting a mural on the iHuman Youth Society building on Friday. The mural is about protecting water from threats posed by industrial development and pipelines, Murdoch said. (Brad Crowfoot)

Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt leading creation of murals to raise awareness about water issues

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 9, 2017

Two well-known Indigenous artists and environmentalists have partnered to create murals in Edmonton and Ottawa that they hope will raise awareness about the protection of precious water resources. Read the rest of this entry

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Nine arrested after RCMP blocks teepee raising on Parliament Hill

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Jocelyn Iahtail, centre, requesting the release of nine people arrested for attempting to bring teepee poles on Parliament Hill without a permit. The detainees show of their hand-cuffs inside a tent-turned-detention block. APTN/Photo

by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, June 29, 2017
Outside the tent-turned-holding cell along the sidewalk by Parliament Hill’s East Block Jocelyn Iahtail and Elder Sophie Gunner-Sackabuskum wanted to know what happened to someone named “Crow” who they said was arrested along with nine others for trying to carry teepee poles onto the Hill grounds without a proper permit. Read the rest of this entry