Aboriginal & Treaty Rights

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Willing Partner or Jail?: Budget 2014 and the Elimination of First Nation Treaty Rights, Resources and Trade
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Section 35″s Empty Shell of a Treaty Promise
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Oh Canada! Your Home’s on Mi’kmaw Land
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Manitoba’s Epic Failure: Manitoba and Mining Companies Work Together to Deny First Nation Rights
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Human Rights Museum or Harper Propaganda Show?: Genocide in Canada Denied
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Eyes Wide Shut: Chasing Section 35 and Ignoring the War

Willing Partner or Jail?: Budget 2014 and the Elimination of First Nation Treaty Rights, Resources and Trade

Harper has released the Conservative government’s federal budget for 2014 and one might think we were transported back in time to 1814. Promises of federally-controlled schools for Indians and trained, cheap labour for the extractive industry are the highlights of this budget. Instead of providing funds to address the socio-economic crises that exist on many[…]

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Manitoba’s Epic Failure: Manitoba and Mining Companies Work Together to Deny First Nation Rights

Dr. Pamela Palmater, Chair in Indigenous Governance And Chief Arlen Dumas, Mathias Colomb Cree Nation In Bruce Owen’s article in the Winnipeg Free Press “Chiefs agree to work on revenue sharing” dated Aug. 23, 2013, Manitoba’s Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak announced that seven First Nation Chiefs had agreed to work with the province[…]

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Human Rights Museum or Harper Propaganda Show?: Genocide in Canada Denied

Canada has a dark history – one which begins long before Confederation in 1867. The state of Canada, which was previously a British colony, was only made possible by the theft of Indigenous lands and resources, and the genocide of Indigenous peoples. While some government officials will admit that some of their laws and policies may have resulted in assimilation, you[…]

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Eyes Wide Shut: Chasing Section 35 and Ignoring the War

Ok, so it’s been four months since the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) election for National Chief and the honeymoon period is officially over. I simply can’t stay silent any longer about where we are and where we are headed as First Nations. If we don’t take action now, even if that means speaking out and risking[…]

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