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The Eagle and Condor Peoples unite in fight against Chevron

By Fernando Arce WASHINGTON, – Onkwehón:we from the North, Central and South American parts of the continent converged in Washington on Apr. 21, 2015 to demand justice for the indigenous victims of Chevron’s pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Hundreds of cousins, sisters and brothers from all over the continent took over…
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Gustafsen Lake’s Exiled – by Fernando Acre

The Gustafsen Lake is one of the most significant conflicts between Indigenous people and the Canadian state in recent memory. Over 400 RCMP officers used helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and fired over 70,000 rounds of ammunition at the Indigenous land defenders over the 30 day siege. As Indigenous people involved…
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Pot Activists denounce police crackdown

Protestors gather outside Toronto Police headquarters after dispensary raids. Photo by Fernando Acre. Toronto Police raid 43 medical marijuana dispensaries By Fernando Arce (with files from Tom Keefer) TORONTO – On May 26th, Toronto police carried out a major raid on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. According to Chief…
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Indigenize or die: reclaiming cities and traditional lands

By Fernando Arce The concrete buildings and streets that surround our Canadian cities hide a history of colonialism as well as vast swaths of green spaces and traditional lands that once flourished. That's why a Metis man is now using traditional Indigenous practices to help others not only reclaim these…
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Demonstrators condemn Canada’s support for Honduras

Originally published in Rabble Blogs, March 15 2016. By Fernando Arce TORONTO – Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the constituent office of the Ministry of International Trade in Toronto on March 11 to condemn Canada’s commercial involvement with Honduras, where an award-winning Indigenous environmentalist was murdered a week prior. On…
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