Why We Must Do More To Recognize The Application Of Indigenous Law

By Gavin Smith, West Coast Environmental Law. -

In the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1996 decision in R v Van Der Peet, Justice Beverley McLachlin[1] famously made reference to a “golden thread”:  The history of the interface of Europeans and [...]

Battle Brewing In Canada Over Rights Of Indigenous Peoples

By Brett Forester, APTN News. -

Non-Indigenous opponents fear it would give First Nations, Inuit and Metis too much power. Indigenous opponents fear it won’t give them enough. Supporters tout it as a leap forward on rights, [...]

First Nation Chief Tells Mayors To Butt Out

By Binny Paul, Cowichan Valley Citizen. -

A Vancouver Island First Nation chief schooled four North Island mayors on how Aboriginal Rights work in response to them asking to be let in on Discovery Island fish farm consultations with the [...]

Mi’kmaq First Nations Coalition Takes Control Of Major Seafood Company

By Kaniehtonkie, Indian Time. -

In a joint statement released by Mi’kmaq Coalition and Premium Brands, the purchase of Clearwater Seafood is being called the single largest investment by Indigenous group. The Halifax-based [...]

First Nations Leaders Speak Out Against Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Approval

Kinder-Morgan’s application for approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) has been bouncing around in Canada’s federal courts like a pinball since 2013. First Nations tribes and [...]

First Nations In Canada And US Sign Treaty Opposing Pipelines

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post. Indigenous nations from Canada and the United States have signed a treaty agreeing to oppose future proposals for pipeline, rail, and tanker projects that [...]

Vowed Summer Of Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline

By Ron Johnson, www.dominionofnewyork.com -

By Ron Johnson for Earth Island Journal - Environment and Indigenous rights organizations are indicating it’s going to be a long, hot summer of civil disobedience in British Columbia following a [...]

Blockade Remains As Hydro CEO, Band Talk

By Randy Turner, www.winnipegfreepress.com -

By Randy Turner for Winnipeg Free Speech - A blockade to three Manitoba Hydro sites in northern Manitoba by the Fox Lake Cree Nation was still in effect early Friday evening as negotiations [...]

Targeting Trudeau’s Climate Plan With Indigenous Action

By Eriel Deranger, www.nationalobserver.com -

By Eriel Deranger for National Observer - UNDRIP is an international declaration that is built on a premise of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Or, more plainly, Indigenous rights to not [...]

Mohawks Threaten To Block Energy East

By Philip Authier, www.montrealgazette.com -

By Philip Authier for Montreal Gazette - The Mohawk nation is threatening to do everything legally in its power to block the Energy East pipeline project, calling it a threat to their way of [...]

Red Lake Band to Go Fully Solar Within Five Years

By Michael Meuers, www.indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com -

By Michael Meuers for Indian Country Today Media Network - The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians has signed a formal agreement with the Winkelman Building Corp. and Innovative Power Systems Inc. [...]

“No More Stolen Sisters”

By Sarah Scott, www.us6.campaign-archive1.com -

By Sarah Scott for Radical Women - “Even though the grave has silenced my granddaughter’s voice, I will continue to speak for her,” vows Renee Hess of Helyna Rivera, a Mohawk woman who was [...]

Human Rights Violations Of First Nations, Indigenous Fight Back

By Daniel Lak for Al Jazerra. Afederal Human Rights Tribunal issued a stinging ruling. For decades, the tribunal found, children living on reserves - aboriginal communities mandated by [...]

Six Nations Oppose Lack Of Boundary Adjustment Consultation

By Mike Peeling, www.brantnews.com -

By Mike Peeling for Brant News - Six Nations members let Brantford and Brant politicians know just how upset they are with a lack of consultation over boundary adjustment negotiations during a [...]

Impact Of Confederation On Aboriginal People And Governance

By Craig Takeuchi, www.straight.com -

By Craig Takeuchi for The Georgia Straight - Then Jody Wilson-Raybould was elected in the 2015 federal election for Vancouver Granville and sworn in as Minister of Justice of Canada on November [...]