Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.
The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views. Read the rest of this entry
Tweets on account of retired professor Garth Stevenson attacked Indigenous people
by Grant LaFleche, Aug 8, 2018, The St. Catharines Standard
Brock University is distancing itself from a retired political science professor whose social media accounts shared racist and derogatory messages aimed at Indigenous people this week. Read the rest of this entry
Two women have been arrested after Facebook posts suggested “a purge” and “shoot a Indian day.”
RCMP say the women, from Flin Flon, Man., and nearby Denare Beach, Sask., face charges of uttering threats and public incitement of hatred. Read the rest of this entry
by Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story, Nov 28, 2017
The founder of American Indians in Film and Television, Sonny Skyhawk, called out President Donald Trump’s racist attack on Native Americans as staged. 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
Almost one third of reported hate crimes in Canada in 2015 where Indigenous people were the victim occurred in Thunder Bay, Ont., according to new data from Statistics Canada.
The federal agency released its latest report on police-reported hate crime in Canada on Tuesday. In 2015, Thunder Bay had the highest rate of hate crime reported to statisticians by police among the country’s census metropolitan areas with 22.3 per 100,000 people. Read the rest of this entry
King 5 News, May 31, 2017
A 31-year-old Hoquiam man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a hit-and-run at a Grays Harbor County campground that killed one man and injured another Saturday. The suspect has been booked into the Grays Harbor County Corrections Facility for second-degree homicide. Read the rest of this entry
Evidence from First Nation student who survived Thunder Bay river attack resurfaces following eye-witness claim
by Jorge Berrara, APTN National News, May 31, 2017
His name was never revealed during the coroner’s inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation high school students in Thunder Bay, but his story raised the chilling spectre that something more sinister lurks behind the “epidemic” of tragedies that led First Nation leaders Wednesday to call for an RCMP investigation. Read the rest of this entry