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Systemic Sexism in Canada Could Derail National Inquiry 11.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
After former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 10-year war against First Nations, the environment, democracy and basic human rights; an overwhelming number of Canadians embraced political change and elected a Liberal government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Literally overnight, the language, symbolism and public messaging from the federal government changed. Trudeau announced that Canada would work cooperatively with First Nations on a "Nation to Nation" basis and, as part of this new relationship, that he would seek to undo some of the harm done by the Harper regime. To this end, he committed to review all the legislation imposed on First Nations during the last decade and seek to repeal any which offended constitutionally-protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. He further promised to implement all 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, TRC, report which highlighted both the atrocities committed in Indian residential schools and the lasting intergenerational impacts it ...
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Here's The Draft Democratic Party Platform 2.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
38 Bring Americans Together and Remove Barriers to Create Ladders of Opportunity 39 40 Democrats believe that everyone in America deserves the chance to live up to their God-given 41 potential. We will work to break down barriers standing in the way of Americans and replace 42 them with ladders of opportunity. 43 44 Racial Justice 45 Democrats will fight to end institutional and systemic racism in our society. We will challenge 46 and dismantle the structures that define lasting racial, economic, political, and social inequity. 1 Democrats will promote racial justice through fair, just, and equitable governing of all 2 institutions serving the public and in the formation of public policy. We will push for a societal 3 transformation to make it clear that black lives matter and there is no place for racism in our 4 country. 6 Racial Wealth Gap 7 America's economic inequality problem is even more pronounced ...
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Federal court overturns Northern Gateway pipeline approval 1.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, June 30, 2016 The ruling cited a lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations affected by the pipeline. The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline after finding that the federal government failed to consult with First Nations communities whose rights would have been affected by the proposed pipeline. "Canada failed to make reasonable efforts to inform and consult . It fell well short of the mark," the ruling said. The Court ruled in favour of the eight First Nations, four environmental organizations and one union, ...
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Condominium development threatens protection of Algonquin sacred site 29.6.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 "You don't develop an Algonquin sacred place," says Algonquin scholar and activist Lynn Gehl. So why is a proposed condo development continuing to be planned? Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The fight to protect the sacred Chaudière Falls from a condominium development is gaining momentum following a massive sacred walk on Friday, June 17. The sacred walk, which was initiated by Algonquin Elders from Pikwàkanagàn, brought out approximately 500 people on the Friday afternoon. The day after the sacred march Stop Windmill, a group of non-native student and labour allies, called a rally for Monday, June ...
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After having land stolen for generations, Juaneño Indians get a sliver back 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For the Acjachemen descendants, known today as the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, several of their sacred sites throughout San Juan Capistrano had been pillaged or desecrated. In more modern times, development encroached on the land.

But now, land is being returned — in a sense — to the tribe....

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The Slants and the Redskins push trademark battles to the Supreme Court 21.6.2016 Washington Post
The Slants and the Redskins push trademark battles to the Supreme Court
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Indian tribe vacates statehouse seat it has held since 1800s 20.6.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Penobscot Nation is formally vacating a seat it has held in Maine’s Legislature for more than 150 years amid tensions between the state and American Indian tribe. The tribe will instead select an ambassador to work with state and federal governments. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/28JlaAH ) reports that the […]
'Collaborative consent' or Indigenous rights: Condo development on Ottawa sacred site 17.6.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Friday, June 17, 2016 Today is the "It Is Sacred" walk in honour of the at-rish sacred site that is slated for condo development. Greg Macdougall questions how this development is "an exercise in reconciliation." Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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The unfinished business of Aboriginal justice in Australia 7.6.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this podcast? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Labour updates of workers' struggles from the Asia-Pacific region. Interview with Celeste Little, organiser with the National Tertiay Education Union, on the Recognise campaign in Australia and the ongoing campaign for justice for Aboriginal people in ...
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Activists, Farmers, Indigenous People Rise Up to March Against Monsanto 21.5.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

Anti-corporate activists, organic farmers, Indigenous peoples, environmental groups and others took to the streets across six continents and over 400 cities on Saturday in a global grassroots march against bioengineering giant Monsanto.

"The fight against corporate control of our food is global," a food sovereignty campaigner with UK-based nonprofit Global Justice Now rallied the crowd marching in London.

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Will new poll on Redskins name alter legal fight over trademarks? 20.5.2016 Washington Post
The Washington Post survey shows 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. But that might not matter to the courts.
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Legislature expresses opposition to Bears Ears monument 19.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Legislature overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday strongly opposing any new national monuments in the state without approval of lawmakers and the governor, adding fuel to the already-heated debate over the proposed Bears Ears Monument in southeastern Utah. “You expect us to stand and do nothing and say this is futile? Well I think it’s futile to do nothing,” said Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City. “We’ve got to at least stand and represent the people we’ve been elected to represen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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As Kinder Morgan Decision Looms, Trudeau's New Pipeline Panel Denounced as "Smokescreen" 18.5.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

In a move widely seen as an attempt to quell resistance to the expansion of British Columbia's controversial Kinder Morgan oil pipeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced a new three-member ministerial review panel—with no veto power—that

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Seattle teacher Shana Brown on Native history as U.S. history and her invitation to the White House 17.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Shana Brown, a Broadview-Thomson K-8 teacher and principal author of the "Since Time Immemorial" curriculum, was invited to the White House's Teacher of the Year ceremony.
Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe’ Sla 12.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe’ Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the […]
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Sioux tribes push to protect sacred Black Hills site Pe' Sla 12.5.2016 AP National
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- Rosebud Sioux member Russell Eagle Bear remembers feeling relief as night was falling at a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota called Pe&apos; Sla. People had gathered to pray on a cold, windy evening in December 2012 just after a group of tribes completed the purchase of the roughly 3-square-miles of land....
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Nation-to-nation recognition, not electoral reform, key to increasing Indigenous voter turnout 11.5.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these ...
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U.S. rejects proposed coal export facility, siding with one Indian tribe over another 10.5.2016 LA Times: Nation

The federal government dealt a fatal blow on Monday to a proposed coal export facility in Washington state that pitted two Indian tribes against each other — one that wanted to export coal to Asia, another that argued the facility would damage its historic fishing grounds.

In the end, the Lummi...

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Tribes have up close perspective on climate change 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Unless more determined action is taken in response to climate change now, our children will witness the end of salmon, shellfish, whales and much more in their lifetime.
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Chippewas of the Thames consider legal injunction to stop Enbridge's Line 9 18.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is considering filing an injunction against Enbridge's Line 9 to stop the company profiting off tar sands oil while the two camps are engaged in litigation. Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) is seriously considering filing for an immediate injunction against Enbridge's Line ...
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