Archive - February 2010

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TVO’s The Agenda: The State of Aboriginal Affairs
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McIvor is Just the Start – The Indian Act is Full of Discrimination
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Mohawks or Canada’s Disappearing Indians?
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Aboriginal Peoples in NB not Consulted on Proposed Sale of NB Power to Québec

McIvor is Just the Start – The Indian Act is Full of Discrimination

So by now, everyone has heard of the McIvor case and knows that the registration provisions of the Indian Act, otherwise referred to as “status”, will be amended as a result. The question remains: what are we going to do about the discrimination that won’t be addressed by those amendments? For anyone who hasn’t heard[…]

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Mohawks or Canada’s Disappearing Indians?

The subject of racial purity is such a large one that it would be impossible to do it any justice in a simple blog. Similarly, the idea of using blood quantum to determine an individual’s identity and right to belong to their community is so complex that all I can expect to accomplish with this[…]

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Aboriginal Peoples in NB not Consulted on Proposed Sale of NB Power to Québec

The Premier of New Brunswick (NB) announced in 2009 that NB had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydro-Québec that would involve the transfer/sale of NB Power and/or its assets to Québec (or part thereof). Premier Shawn Graham explained that this is necessary for all New Brunswickers: “By entering into this agreement, New Brunswick[…]

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