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Dr. Bruce Clark on unconstitutionality of Canada’s treatment of Native Canadians

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) interviewed Dr. Bruce Clark, the lawyer and jurisprudential scholar who describes what ails the Canadian justice system when it comes to dealing with Aboriginal sovereignty issues. Bruce Clark represented Gustafsen Lake Faith Keepers at the Gustafsen Lake Standoff in 1995 near Shuswap, BC. From…
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The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

First Nations leaders have been protesting the Kinder Morgan plan since at least 2014. Credit: Mark Klotz/Flickr by Nick Turner and Joe Copeland First Nations leaders have been protesting the Kinder Morgan plan since at least 2014. Credit: Mark Klotz/Flickr As the clash between police and protesters over the construction…
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(re)occupied: #OccupyINAC and British Columbia’s 1975 Militant May

By Sarah Nickel When approximately thirty members of the Idle No More and Black Lives Matter movements entered the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto on April 13, 2016 to protest government inaction on the suicide crisis in Attawapiskat, the group, calling itself #OccupyINAC was drawing on long established…
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William Jones “Wolvering” Ignace: 1932-2016

(Secwepemc Elder William Jones “Wolverine” Ignace died Tuesday in his home. He was 84. Photo courtesy of Ts’Peten Defenders) @JorgeBarrera APTN National News SECWEPEMC TERRITORY – Secwepemc Elder William Jones “Wolverine” Ignace, who gained international recognition after the 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff, died early Tuesday evening surrounded by family in his…
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The Secwepemc treaty vote is a human rights violation

By Arthur Manuel SECWEPEC TERRITORY – The upcoming northern Secwepemc vote on the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) treaty is a violation of our human and indigenous right to self-determination as the Secwepemc People under Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Secwepemc People collectively make…
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Wolverine calls for Inquiry into Gustafsen Lake Standoff

UNCEDED SECWEPEMC TERRITORY - On December 30th of 2015, Secwepemc Elder Wolverine (also known as William Jones Ignace) sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a national public inquiry into the Gustafsen Lake standoff. In this conflict, police and "anti-terrorism" units (directed by the NDP government then…
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Pot could be ‘exit drug’ for people with opioid addictions: study

CTV Vancouver Published Thursday, November 17, Everyone has heard marijuana described as a "gateway drug" to harder substances, but a new study suggests it could actually help people overcome serious addictions. A team from the University of British Columbia has found using pot can potentially aid some people who are…
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