User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-Independent
Category: Indigenous Rights
Last updated: Oct 14 2019 23:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West 14.10.2019 Current Issue
Indian boarding schools held Native American youth hostage in exchange for land cessions.
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Extinction Rebellion stages 'bitumen spill' outside prime minister's office 25.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline on June 18, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa organized a "bitumen spill" the following afternoon outside his office in downtown Ottawa. Extinction Rebellion billed the action as "taking the Trans Mountain fight to the prime minister's doorstep." There are many reasons to oppose the 890,000-barrels-per-day tar sands pipeline. It violates Indigenous sovereignty and lacks the free, prior and informed consent of numerous First Nations. There are 133 First Nations on or near the route of the 1,150-kilometre pipeline. Almost 520 kilometres of that route would cross the Secwepemc Nation without their consent. Furthermore, only 43 First Nations have signed "mutual benefit agreements" (which should not be confused with their free, prior and informed consent for the pipeline). The pipeline would emit massive amounts of carbon pollution. It would produce an estimated 26 million tonnes of upstream and 60 million tonnes of ...
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The Cherokee Nation’s next chief will have a big footprint in Indian Country 29.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Saturday’s election in the largest Native American tribe could shape policy and law in tribal communities across the country.
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Public lands top Rep. Debra Haaland’s agenda 24.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
One of the first Native American women elected to Congress is fighting fossil fuel development on ‘the most pristine and beautiful places in our country.’
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Indigenous educators fight for an accurate history of California 29.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Golden State is ignoring a history of violence against Native Americans.
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Indian Country can help solve rural America’s decline 22.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Tribal homelands have an edge for luring tourist dollars and retaining communities.
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Arms industry a significant force in the suppression of Indigenous peoples 8.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson The weapons industry plays a significant role in the ongoing oppression of Indigenous peoples. The weapons that are used by the military, para-military groups and police against Indigenous peoples are manufactured, bought, sold, provided as aid and generate profit. They are used to suppress territorial sovereignty and to contain struggles in defence of land and water. Historically, Popular Mechanics has noted, "The U.S. Army used the Gatling [manual machine gun that could fire 200 rounds per minute] extensively throughout the 1870s during its campaigns against Native American tribes in the West." In more recent times, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) armoured vehicle was deployed by police against Indigenous land and water defenders opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on their territories in North Dakota. In this country, tanks, Grizzly infantry fighting vehicles, trucks and artillery pieces were deployed in and around Kanehsatà:ke and Kahnawake during the Oka Crisis in 1990. ...
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How ‘pretendians’ undermine the rights of Indigenous people 2.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
We must guard against harmful public discourse about Native identity as much as we guard against harmful policy.
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Bigotry, ignorance and high school basketball in Montana 28.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Oppression of tribal nations denies our shared potential to harness the power of sport.
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Is a new copyright law a ‘colonization of knowledge’? 5.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Indigenous oral histories have often been recorded and sold without permission.
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Federal shutdowns cut deep in Indian Country 12.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
At the annual State of Indian Nations address, tribal leaders called on feds to do their part.
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Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country 7.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Despite an agreement, royalties from ‘Wind River’ haven’t reached the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center.
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Fact check: the Goldwater Institute’s statements about the Indian Child Welfare Act 20.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Institute’s claim that ICWA harms Indian children relies on dubious assertions and dog whistles.
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Harnessing the wind to help a sovereign culture thrive 1.11.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
An unprecedented partnership uniting six tribes of the Sioux Nation is poised to leverage one of the country’s strongest wind resources across North and South Dakota, accelerating the shift to clean energy, breaking decades of generational poverty, and creating a long-term path to self-sufficiency for the Cheyenne River, Flandreau Santee, Oglala, Rosebud, Standing Rock and Yankton Sioux Tribes.
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Recognition of Indigenous rights or termination of rights framework? 8.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Joyce Green Gina Starblanket The Trudeau government is committed to table legislation on a Recognition of Rights Framework for Indigenous Rights this fall. While not yet finalized, the initial drafts are not encouraging. Beware of federal politicians bearing beads and trinkets. This framework is not emancipatory, and, despite effusive press releases from the prime minister, has nothing to do with reconciliation. The feds are proposing a framework that functions like a cage, containing Indigenous nations and governments within a legal apparatus that assumes all sovereignty and jurisdiction belongs to the federal and provincial governments. The cage provides Indigenous nations with little more than space to administer federally approved governance within legislated boundaries. No land commitments accompany the framework, and its principles fall far below the floor set by Canadian constitutional law, Indigenous laws, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The third ...
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Assembly of First Nations 2018 election is a battle for sovereignty 19.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Assembly of First Nations 2018 election is a battle for sovereignty
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Social enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation 15.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Marina Puzyreva Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people's incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies. Although the study is community specific, it echoes many problems faced by other northern communities. Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN) is a remote community located 610 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day: notably high rates of unemployment, a ...
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Resisting the terror of cultural genocide at Muskrat Falls 26.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada On Monday, May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are trying to stop an act of cultural genocide downstream of the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam that experts predict will eventually cost $78 billion . Individuals trained in nonviolence will attempt to walk straight into the House of Commons and place on the desks of all 343 MPs pictures and testimonies from those at risk of methylmercury poisoning as well as mass drowning from a potential catastrophic dam break in Labrador. The gathering is in response to a call from the Labrador Land Protectors, who write: "This battle for our very lives can no longer be waged alone. Most of us in Labrador cannot go to Ottawa. We need your voices to help expose the major tragedy unfolding that there is still time to stop. Ensure the federal government sees our faces, hears our voices, and acts on our ...
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The Indigenous tobacco trade is an Aboriginal right. Why is Canada criminalizing it? 5.4.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that there is no more important relationship than the one with Indigenous peoples and committed to a renewed nation-to-nation relationship based on respect for Indigenous rights. To this end, Trudeau made many promises to First Nations, including a commitment to review and repeal all of the laws imposed on First Nations by the former Conservative government led by Stephen Harper. This is a significant commitment from the Liberal government, as Harper passed numerous laws impacting Indigenous rights -- without complying with the legal duty to consult, accommodate and obtain the consent of First Nations. Laws related to drinking water, elections, financial transparency, matrimonial property, land surrenders and the removal of protections for lakes and rivers were passed in spite of strong opposition by First Nations. One bill which attracted a great deal of resistance was Bill C-10 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband ...
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Trudeau's dance of deception on Indigenous rights 27.2.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater On Feb. 14, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to develop a new legislative framework called the "Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework" intended to recognize Indigenous rights and avoid litigation. This announcement came after the incredible "not guilty" verdict in the Gerald Stanley murder trial -- the farmer who killed Colten Boushie from Red Pheasant First Nation -- and the subsequent nationwide rallies and protests by Indigenous peoples. There is no doubt that Trudeau was trying to deflect attention from the deep-rooted racism within Canada's justice system -- but also in his own government's failure to take substantive action on any of the injustices facing Indigenous peoples. Despite his many pre- and post-election promises to Indigenous peoples -- Trudeau has been all talk and little action. Aside from the opportunistic nature of his announcement, it is important to note that this is nothing new. Since his election, Trudeau has made the same core ...
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