Archive - October 2013

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RCMP Assistance Needed! Pinaymootang “suffers” as Canada acts “outside legal framework”
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Feathers versus Guns: The Throne Speech and Canada’s War with the Mi’kmaw Nation at Elsipogtog
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Mi’kmaq lawyer on N.B. protests
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Conservative Throne Speech 2013: More Beads and Trinkets for First Nations
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Defer, Deflect, Deny, Destroy: Harper’s First Nation Education Act
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Pamela Palmater speaks about Idle No More

RCMP Assistance Needed! Pinaymootang “suffers” as Canada acts “outside legal framework”

The Harper Government has been in constant damage control mode since being elected. It has literally been one scandal after another whether you are talking about finances, Ministers or Senators. At every turn, Harper’s dictatorial governance style and tight grip on his bureaucrats has failed to keep scandal from his doorstep – which speaks volumes[…]

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Feathers versus Guns: The Throne Speech and Canada’s War with the Mi’kmaw Nation at Elsipogtog

*As I write this blog, Canada is at war with the Mi’kmaw Nation – again – this time in Elsipogtog (Big Cove First Nation) in New Brunswick. The Mi’kmaw have spoken out against hydro-fracking on their territory for many months now. They have tried to get the attention of governments to no avail. Now the Mi’kmaw are in a battle[…]

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Conservative Throne Speech 2013: More Beads and Trinkets for First Nations

The Speech from the Throne today made it clear that the relationship between First Nations and Canada is not a priority, nor will it ever be for a Harper Government. Instead of offering the real fundamental change that is needed to address the multiple, overlapping crises in First Nations like housing, education, water and food,[…]

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Defer, Deflect, Deny, Destroy: Harper’s First Nation Education Act

*(My apologies for the length of this blog – it’s too critical of an issue to cover lightly) Since the federal government first assumed control over First Nation education, First Nations have suffered poor educational outcomes. During the residential school era, federal control over First Nation education meant a very real chance of starvation, torture, abuse,[…]

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