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PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

“”You talk about all the foster home kids, some of those parents they grew up without parents. They never knew a parent. How were they supposed to know how a family works? What they learned was how to be a bullying nun, how to be a pedophile priest, that’s what they learned. That’s what we’ve . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History

I’m writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I’ve read about and seen, and all the people I’ve met. One thing I’ve come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I’ve studied, and how they’ve tied into many of the recent issues we’ve faced in . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History

Art Threat: Painting, Resisting, Giggling: An Interview with George Littlechild

I first stumbled upon George Littlechild’s art at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in my hometown of Courtenay, British Columbia. After reeling from the emotional turmoil and historical reopening, rapprochement and reordering rendered in his bold and colourful brush strokes and integration of collage through archives, I was delighted further to learn that Littlechild resided . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Painting, Resisting, Giggling: An Interview with George Littlechild

Melissa Fong: Loretta Saunders is not a singular case: Inappropriate and inadequate responses from Harper Government

… Let me be clear: Aboriginal women are TARGETS of violence because they are treated as disposable objects. How many ignored Pickton concerns were there before someone decided to take 49 missing women seriously? Advocates of missing women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were IGNORED by police while FOURTY-NINE WOMEN WERE MURDERED.

This is not just . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Loretta Saunders is not a singular case: Inappropriate and inadequate responses from Harper Government

Melissa Fong: “Micro-brothels” in BC: Are we still criminalizing prostitution?

“Micro-brothels” in BC: Are we still criminalizing prostitution? The short answer: YES. Now the long answer: I’ve seen a couple articles in Vancouver’s 24hr News about how micro-brothels are a booming and we should be really scared because micro-brothels are dangerous. See here and here. First article: Sex-worker activist Sue Davis said buying and selling . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: “Micro-brothels” in BC: Are we still criminalizing prostitution?

Art Threat: The People of the Kattawapiskak River: watch for free until January 18

With Attawapiskat and its band chief, Theresa Spence, remaining in the headlines, the NFB has made Alanis Obamsawin’s new documentary on life in the First Nation community available for free.

The People of the Kattawapiskak River can be streamed online at NFB.ca until Friday, January 18. Or just click the play button above and . . . → Read More: Art Threat: The People of the Kattawapiskak River: watch for free until January 18

The Scott Ross: Opposing Enbridge & Environmental Value

There is one easy way for the opponents of the Northern Gateway pipeline to get their way, put their money where their mouth is.

It only makes sense that if the Northern Gateway project is built, Enbridge the company responsible, should cover all social costs from the environmental damage; but in that same vein . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Opposing Enbridge & Environmental Value

The Scott Ross: Idle No More Might Be Popular No More: Polls

A few online polls suggest Idle No More is not supported by a majority of Canadians.

Though there appears to be no major polling done as of yet, three recent online polls give some idea about the popularity of Idle No More.

The larger of the polls was on Jan.3, Winnipeg Free Press had . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Idle No More Might Be Popular No More: Polls

bastard.logic: #IdleNoMore: What Do Protesters Want?

Dr. Dawg:

The other day, I got into it a bit with John Ivison, who expressed polite disdain for the allegedly “hapless” Chief Theresa Spence—and then admitted that he had no idea what her demands actually were.

That’s all too typical.

But not all of us who support #IdleNoMore are as informed as we should . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: #IdleNoMore: What Do Protesters Want?

Walking Turcot Yards: Idle No More – Montreal, Friday at Noon

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17/12/2012 – Mouvement historique – Les autochtones se réunissent sous la bannière Idle No More pour dénoncer les politiques du gouvernement Harper – Joignez-vous à eux le 21 décembre à Montréal.

Suivant l’impulsion d’un mouvement spontané, lancé par le mot-clic #IdleNoMore sur Twitter, des manifestants se sont rassemblés . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Idle No More – Montreal, Friday at Noon

Walking Turcot Yards: Hunger Strike As First Nations Serve Notice

Open letter on behalf of the First Nations leaders to the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston and the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper

OTTAWA, Dec. 16, 2012 /CNW/ – On behalf of the National Executive of the Assembly of First Nations, we write today regarding an urgent matter requiring immediate . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Hunger Strike As First Nations Serve Notice

The Canadian Progressive: As Theresa Spence’s hunger strike enters second week, National Chief Atleo calls for urgent meeting with Harper

by Assembly of First Nations: Open letter on behalf of the First Nations leaders to the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston and the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper: On behalf of the National Executive of the Assembly of First Nations, we write today regarding an urgent matter requiring immediate attention. As . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: As Theresa Spence’s hunger strike enters second week, National Chief Atleo calls for urgent meeting with Harper

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: Canadian Citizen Writes to the Governor General

A Canadian citizen writes to the Governor General, declaring fierce opposition to numerous pieces of legislation recently passed by the Harper Government. The bills the writer has issue with seek to further exploit, disempower, control and marginalize First Nations. They include Bill C-45, which is at the heart of both the Idle No More grassroots . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: Canadian Citizen Writes to the Governor General

The Canadian Progressive: What Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike Says About Canada

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/cheif-hunger-strike-democracy_b_2298786.html “I’m willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for the government to realize what (it’s) doing to us.” The chief of the northern Ontario First Nation reserve of Attawapiskat uttered the haunting statement as she announced her hunger strike . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: What Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike Says About Canada

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s corporate media “boycotted” PowerShift 2012 conference

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/aboriginal-canada_b_2062293.html The media largely boycotted the youth-led Power Shift 2012 conference, which took place in Ottawa and Gatineau last weekend. The four-day conference brought together more than 1,000 youth from across Canada (a Google search of “Power Shift 2012″ followed by the names of major Canadian newspapers turns up . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s corporate media “boycotted” PowerShift 2012 conference

Art Threat: Why the Paul Frank powwow apology matters

The rise of fast fashion is unfortunate for many reasons: the proliferation of disposable clothing; the unethical sweatshop labour required to keep up with it; the additional motivations for teenagers to spend their weekends loitering in a mall trend-hunting; haul videos. But the issue in the spotlight this week has been the tendency . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Why the Paul Frank powwow apology matters

Harper Valley: Indigenous Pipeline (Twinned)

Indigenous Pipe Line (Twinned)

 

 

Filed under: Political Humour Tagged: Aboriginal, bitumen, chanupa, First Nations, indian, indigenous, native, oil sands, peace pipe, peacepipe, pipe line, tar, twinned

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Art Threat: Montreal First Peoples Festival call for submissions – Submission deadline extended to April 13

The 22nd Montreal First Peoples Festival has extended its entry deadline to Friday the 13th of April 2012. The Festival is looking for audiovisual works for this years’ showcase, taking place July 31st to August 8th. As always, the showcase features works by native directors and films by non-native directors about aboriginal topics.

Complete . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Montreal First Peoples Festival call for submissions – Submission deadline extended to April 13

antigonemagazine.wordpress.com: Women’s Worlds 2011

Women’s Worlds 2011 has blasted through barriers and has broken new ground over the last four days that it has taken place in Ottawa. I have had the privilege to be a part of it as a participant, a presenter and as the BC Network Leader for the non-profit participation part of the conference. It . . . → Read More: antigonemagazine.wordpress.com: Women’s Worlds 2011