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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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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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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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Gustafsen Lake’s Exiled

By Fernando Acre GUSTAFSEN LAKE – The 1995 Gustafsen Lake standoff was one of the most significant conflicts between Indigenous people and the Canadian state. 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.…
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