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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Pat Atkinson writes that governments at all levels should be setting up realistic fiscal plans to deal with a large group of retiring boomers – not artificially slashing revenues and increasing costs. And Rick Smith laments the fact that the Harper Cons are squandering an opportunity to address . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Cowichan Conversations: Idle No More – I Am Bullet Proof (Video)

Idle No More

 

During the birth of the ‘Idle No More’ movement many have asked what it is that the Natives want and the answers are many.

Some sense of native’s view of history and life after the arrival of the ‘Europeans’ are to be seen in this video.

 

 

 

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The Canadian Progressive: AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo sidelined by norovirus

by Assembly of First Nations, Jan 14, 2013: First Nations citizens have just witnessed one of the most important chapters in our recent history. Through the pressure of the grassroots, the sacrifices made by Chief Spence and her fellow strikers, and the work of many regional Chiefs and the National Executive of the AFN, we . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo sidelined by norovirus

drive-by planet: Some chiefs boycott Ottawa meeting with Harper: call for non-confidence vote: Anishinabek Leadership message

Top: Demonstrators heading up Wellington Street, Ottawa – January 11 2013 Center: Grand Council Chief Madahbee and others / Bottom: Manitoulin group

The January 11th meeting in Ottawa between Harper and the chiefs was far from representative of First Nation opinion. There was a split between chiefs led by Assembly of First Nations’ . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Some chiefs boycott Ottawa meeting with Harper: call for non-confidence vote: Anishinabek Leadership message

Montreal Simon: The Media Assault on Idle No More

There was an incredibly revealing moment today. A moment that summed up the way many in the MSM have been going after Chief Spence and the Idle No More movement.And like it has been all along, it was both banal and brutal.Read more »

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Crazy Bitches R Us: Chiefs, Salaries. Moving beyond double standards.

The Toronto Star recently ran an expose on chiefs salaries. The article focused on 9 chiefs who earned more than federal cabinet ministers and 30 chiefs who earned more than provincial premiers. (The article also admits that on average chiefs earned a reasonable $60,000 a year, 5 chiefs do their work pro-bono and 77 chiefs . . . → Read More: Crazy Bitches R Us: Chiefs, Salaries. Moving beyond double standards.

Crazy Bitches R Us: Chiefs, Salaries. Moving beyond double standards.

The Toronto Star recently ran an expose on chiefs salaries. The article focused on 9 chiefs who earned more than federal cabinet ministers and 30 chiefs who earned more than provincial premiers. (The article also admits that on average chiefs earned a reasonable $60,000 a year, 5 chiefs do their work pro-bono and 77 chiefs earned less than $30,000. However "Majority of Chiefs earn reasonable . . . → Read More: Crazy Bitches R Us: Chiefs, Salaries. Moving beyond double standards.