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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s progress shows indigenous reconciliation is a long-term process

Australia, which is “being held back by its unresolved relationship with its Indigenous population”, can learn from Canada’s emerging efforts at reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The post Canada’s progress shows indigenous … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s progress shows indigenous reconciliation is a long-term process

The Canadian Progressive: Recommendations from the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Today, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its Final Report on the human rights violations perpetrated through the aboriginal residential school policy. Here are a few of the TRC’s 94 recommendations. The post Recommendations fro… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Recommendations from the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East: “Treaty and Aboriginal rights must be respected”

Energy East must respect treaty and Aboriginal rights, says the Ontario Energy Board in its just-released review of TransCanada’s proposed pipeline.

The post Energy East: “Treaty and Aboriginal rights must be respected” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian law experts applaud Tsleil-Waututh Nation snub of Kinder Morgan pipeline

Several Canadian law experts released this statement applauding the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s snub of Kinder Morgan pipeline and tanker expansion proposal

The post Canadian law experts applaud Tsleil-Waututh Nation snub of Kinder Morgan pipeline appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Susan on the Soapbox: A Gift from Chief Justice McLachlin: The Tsilhqot’in Decision on Aboriginal Rights*

On June 26, 2014, in a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin gave the First Nations (and the rest of Canada) a treasure map.

Chief Justice McLachlin

It wasn’t a crumpled piece of paper covered with a cryptic scrawl, but a comprehensive legal analysis that defines the elements . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: A Gift from Chief Justice McLachlin: The Tsilhqot’in Decision on Aboriginal Rights*

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: First Nations vow to fight Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project

“We are prepared to go to unprecedented lengths to conserve and protect our territories and waters from heavy oil” – First Nations Leadership Council

by: First Nations Leadership Council | Press Release | June 17, 2014

Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – On December 19, 2013 the Joint Review Process released its report on Enbridge’s . . . → Read More: THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: First Nations vow to fight Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project

Paul S. Graham: Warrior Up! The Mi’kmaq Struggle Against Fracking at Elsipogtog

Winnipeg, Feb. 17, 2014: Suzanne Patles of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, speaking at Thunderbird House. Photo: Paul S. Graham

It is time to “warrior up” according to Suzanne Patles of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society. She spoke at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg on Feb. 17, 2014 as part of a national tour to raise . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Warrior Up! The Mi’kmaq Struggle Against Fracking at Elsipogtog

Paul S. Graham: The Gift of Treaties

Winnipeg, Jan. 21, 2014: Niigaan James Sinclair, speaking at the “Gift of Treaties” teach-in organized by Idle No More Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham

A standard dictionary definition of the word “treaty” will describe it, rather drily, as a formal agreement between two or more states – an instrument of international relations commonly . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: The Gift of Treaties

Paul S. Graham: Thank you, Neil Young, for telling the truth

Filed under: Aboriginal Peoples, Environment, Nibbling on The Empire Tagged: aboriginal rights, Alberta oil sands, alberta tar sands, Neil Young

Paul S. Graham: Video: Idle No More 2.0

Several hundred members and supporters of Idle No More gathered at the centre court of the Polo Park Mall in Winnipeg Friday evening to sing and to dance. Some are calling it Idle No More 2.0. Idle No More Manitoba spokesperson Michael Kannon explains why in this video report.

Filed under: Aboriginal Peoples, . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: Idle No More 2.0

The Canadian Progressive: Neil Young’s 4-city concerts to benefit First Nation’s tar sands fight

Neil Young’s 4-city Canadian concert tour to raise money to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s legal defense against tar sands developments.

The post Neil Young’s 4-city concerts to benefit First Nation’s tar sands fight appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

Oct. 4, 2013: Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature to remember the lives of 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, 75 of whom came from Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Winnipeggers gathered at the Manitoba Legislature on Friday afternoon to demand an national inquiry into the causes for the disappearance or . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Winnipeggers demand justice for missing and murdered aboriginal women

The Canadian Progressive: First Nations slam Harper Gvt’s legal case for Canada-China FIPA deal

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

Earlier this month, the Federal Court heard oral arguments in the Hupacasath First Nation’s legal case against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) trade deal. The Hupacasath, a small band in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, argued that the deal infringed on their inherent Aboriginal title and rights. . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: First Nations slam Harper Gvt’s legal case for Canada-China FIPA deal

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives spying on well-known aboriginal rights advocate, says UFCW Canada

By: UFCW Canada | Press Release

Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Photo credit: Art Babych)

TORONTO, June 9, 2013 – As reported in the Toronto Star, the federal Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has found that Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Children and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS), has been the subject of . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives spying on well-known aboriginal rights advocate, says UFCW Canada

Paul S. Graham: Walking for Mother Earth

Winnipeg, April 21, 2013: Some of the participants in the 10th annual Seventh Generation Walk for Mother Earth, at the Oodena Circle at The Forks. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Despite the inclement weather, this year’s Seventh Generation Walk for Mother Earth was a lively celebration that began at Central Park and ended . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Walking for Mother Earth

The Canadian Progressive: First Nations’ statement of assertion of Aboriginal rights and title

by Algonquin Nation Secretariat And Programs and Services Ottawa, Jan. 22, 2013 – The Algonquin communities of Timiskaming, Wolf Lake, and Eagle Village today announce their assertion of Aboriginal rights and title to their traditional territories. The purpose of the announcement is to put other governments on notice, and to establish a firm basis for . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: First Nations’ statement of assertion of Aboriginal rights and title

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012

These are the Canadian Progressive’s Canada and U.S. news headlines November 9, 2012. CANADA: The ugly truth about Stephen Harper’s foreign policy – Rabble.ca Disabled vets, ‘struggling’ widows line up to vent frustrations… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada and U.S. news headlines on November 9 2012

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Worst Canadian in The World: Senator Patrick Brazeau

Meet Patrick Brazeau (pictured), the sexist Canadian senator who called Ottawa-based reporter, Jennifer Ditchburn, a bitch yesterday. Her crime: she’d done her job by highlighting his poor attendance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament. He immediately issued a “reluctant” apology.

Why did Brazeau call the reporter a bitch? She was just doing her . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Worst Canadian in The World: Senator Patrick Brazeau