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New petition calls on the federal government to honour the treaties with Indigenous peoples

Justin Panos of CUPE 3903, Gretta Vosper of West Hill United Church, Gary Wassaykeesic of Mishkeegogamang First Nation, and Steve Watson, Unifor (retired). Photo by Tom Keefer. SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United…
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Sharing the Laws of the Land presentation Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant

From the Walrus Talks National Tour: We Desire a Better Country. Recorded April 22nd, 2017 in the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. The Walrus Talks National Tour is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative and would not be possible without our sponsors. Teyotsihstokwáthe Dakota Brant is a Mohawk woman…
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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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150th anniversary lays bare anger of indigenous Canadians not invited to first party

By JIM COYLE | Toronto Star | Sat., April 1, 2017 When there’s trouble in a family, it’s usually on the ritual occasions — weddings, birthdays, funerals — that the rift is most visible, the screaming absence of estranged members as obvious as missing teeth in a smile. For indigenous people in…
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Gary Wasaykeesic speaks about furniture drive to Northern Indigenous communities

Gary Wassaykeesic of Real People's Media speaks about the upcoming furniture drive that he is organizing. The truck is leaving from Toronto, and driving north to Thunder Bay, Savant Lake, and Mishkeegogamang. If you are able to help out, call Gary at 647-573-5290.  
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Gary Wassaykeesic – Telling our stories

TORONTO – Gary Wassaykeesic is a survivor of the Canadian residential school system and a long time activist working for justice for Indigenous people. In this interview he talks about his initiative to document the stories of Indigenous people surviving Canadian colonialism. Gary is currently working to raise the resources necessary…
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Getting rid of the Indian Act: A message to #OccupyINAC

As #OccupyINAC prepares to go viral, Kanenhariyo reflects on the crucial political moment we are in, as momentum builds to abolish the Indian Act. What will come after the Indian Act? What does this mean for the treaties and the Onkwehon:we relationship with Canadians? Will the movement spread? In conclusion,…
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Michael Keefer – Revolutionary Compassion Against Colonialism

Tom and his father Michael Keefer sit down to talk about the colonial situation in Palestine and Turtle Island and the letter that Michael is writing to Stephane Dion. Michael Keefer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph and has produced a number of texts bearing on Canada's role…
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