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Alderville First Nation

‘Status Indians’ face threat of extinction

By Nicholas Keung | Toronto Star | Sun., May 10, 2009 Many First Nations communities will die out within a few generations, in terms of registered Indians. Because of intermarriage, some communities will see their last status Indian born as soon as 2012. Leaning against a creamy white war monument on the…
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America’s Drug Of Choice: It’s Not What You Think

By Kathryn J. Lively, PhD, | Huffington Post| April 6, 2017 Here’s a question: What drug is the most addictive, least regulated, and most widely endorsed by our culture? Not heroin or cocaine. Not tobacco. Not even alcohol. You might want to put down your caramel ice decaf coffee while you read…
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Tehahenteh on Mid-Winter Ceremonies and Their Connection to Standing Rock (in Kanien’keha)

Video by Paulette Moore Tehahenteh is a Six Nations of the Grand River territory language teacher and protector of land, water and culture. He explores how Haudenosaunee/Rotinonshon:ni Mid-Winter ceremonies are connected to water protection and acts of sovereignty at Standing Rock.
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‘It’s … insulting,’ Mi’kmaq warrior chief says of Canada’s 150th celebration

By Oscar Baker III | CBC News | January 25, 2017 As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mi'kmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and he's made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings. "Where we are right now, like…
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To Wisconsin with Love: Offerings on water, land, and culture

This film is a cautionary story about communities under siege from extractive industry. Using the history of mining and the recent Elk River contamination in West Virginia as a reference, the film looks at the developing story of a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills of Wisconsin. The site is…
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Canada’s prisons are the ‘new residential schools’

A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people By Nancy Macdonald | Macleans | February 18, 2016 Canada’s crime rate just hit a 45-year low. It’s been dropping for years—down by half since peaking in 1991. Bizarrely, the country recently cleared another benchmark, when…
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Union Leaders join fight against Chevron

By Dwight Tael ECUADOR – The global campaign against Chevron's destruction of indigenous lands in the Amazonian rain forest has been strengthened by the support of the largest private sector union on Turtle Island. Paul Meinema, the National President of UFCW Canada and the Executive Vice President of UFCW International…
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Eagle and Condor

First Autonomous Indigenous Government created in Peru

By Rick Kearns The Wampis people of Peru recently created the nation’s first Autonomous Indigenous Government, which does not seek independence from Peru but intends to protect their rights and their territory. On November 29, in the town of Soledad, the Wampis announced the formation of their autonomous government that…
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