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Compiled by Shari Narine
An expert panel established by the Assembly of First Nations to gather information on the specific claims process is underscoring the findings of a report authored by claims research directors from across Canada. In Bad Faith: Justice At Last and...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
More than 1,000 people gathered on March 14 at Nathan Phillips Square to stand against Bill C-51, the federal government’s anti-terrorism bill. There was a strong Aboriginal presence at the rally that was organized by, among others, civil liberties...
By Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
The March 18 acquittal of the man charged with the 2011 murder of Cindy Gladue sparked a series of protests and rallies across the country on April 2. In Toronto, about 400 people gathered for a rally in front of the Bay Street office of the Ontario...
Compiled by Debora Steel
Treaty 8 First Nations are joining a growing chorus calling for the removal of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt for what they describe as disrespectful and offensive statements made during a March 20th meeting with First Nations leaders...
BY Barb Nahwegahbow Windspeaker Contributor TORONTO
Two days after Darlene Necan talked to a Toronto audience about the daily desperation of poverty and homelessness in Northern Ontario, she got some much-needed good news. Necan, a member of the Ojibway First Nation of Saugeen #258 in northwestern...
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Compiled by Shari Narine
Alberta Crown will be appealing the not guilty verdict rendered in the case of Cindy Gladue, an Indigenous woman, mother, and sex-trade worker whose body was found in a bathtub in a motel in Edmonton four years ago. On March 18, a jury of nine men...
Compiled by Shari Narine
College provides reading material for resource centre (From left) Yorkton Family Resource Centre representative Kim Gelowitz and Parkland College’s essential skills regional facilitator Kim Kyle-Zwirsky, along with students Lucille Lerat, Cynthia...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The province’s promise to help First Nations students to have the “same educational opportunities” as their non-Aboriginal counterparts has taken a blow in Budget 2015. The budget, which was brought down on March 26, included a $1.4 million slash in...
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By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor EDMONTON
The outcry against federal legislation that could label as terrorists those who protest government action is gathering strength. “This is a clear demonstration that the government fears the voice of reason … so much so that if you open your mouth...
By Shari Narine Sweetgrass Contributing Editor FORT McKAY FIRST NATION
Over the next year, the Fort McKay First Nation will work with the province and industry stakeholders to develop a sub-regional plan that will protect traditional territory around Moose Lake. Fort McKay First Nation Chief Jim Boucher signed a letter...

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