Category: Contributors

Articles written by RPM columnists

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Letters To Canadian Colonial Leaders – Part 1

Through an Instagram and Facebook post people were encouraged to express their feelings of hurt and betrayal, disgust, and resentment to these individuals, their office and all it stands for. Many powerful letters have come through so far but one stood out immediately, the voice of the youth. Powerful, and reads as follows.

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When these 200 treasonous lobster fishermen are behind bars for a decade, who will ply the waters of Digby?

A group of as many as 200 white people are suspected of participating in a series of violent, racist raids which saw buildings besieged, property damaged, commodities destroyed and (as of last night) at...

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Racist mob exposes RCMP hypocrisy in attacks on Mi’kmaw

Sgt. Joyce’s suggestion that it is a matter of “feeling” or emotion rather than a matter of law removes accountability from the RCMP and distances them from their responsibility in upholding the Supreme court’s decision and protecting the constitutional rights of the Mi’kmaw.

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Sakej Ward on the Warrior Arts

The relentless pursuit of the Warrior Arts can be healing, it can build and develop you, it can refine you… if you know the proper ceremony.

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Remembering True Anishinaabe Thanksgiving Traditions

Most of us certainly do enjoy thanksgiving. I recall the great Ojibwa orator, Dan Pine Senior at Garden River, stating that the fall feast on Thanksgiving Day was a fine event. But he quickly pointed out that every day was “a thanks giving day” for Indigenous people.

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“One day they are going to kill me”: Joyce Echaquan killed by Canada’s racist Healthcare system

Echaquan’s health had been affected by ailments caused by colonial encroachment on her people’s lifeways. In a phone interview held on Thursday with Real People’s Media, family friend Chantal Chartrand reported that Echaquan attended the Emergency department on Saturday, Sept. 26th to seek treatment for stomach pains, and that by Monday, Sept. 28th, she was dead.

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Darlene Necan Walks for awareness of Nuclear Waste storage in Treaty 3

Darlene Necan and her supporters are walking Treaty 3 territory to bring awareness to the issue of Nuclear Waste Storage in Northeastern Ontario.

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The source of Canada’s “Indian Problem” is the theft of Indigenous lands and resources

Canada’s criminalization of Onkwehonwe land protectors and silencing of Indigenous reporters directly results from their efforts to usurp land and natural resources that our people have used and accessed as long as the sun has risen.

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Post-Arrest Statement from reporter Starla Myers

The OPP has made clear that it is undertaking a concerted attempt to silence grassroots Indigenous journalists as it enables an agenda of illegal land sales by the Provincial and Federal government. The promised negotiations are only an introduction to Canada’s specific claims and additions to reserve policies that are not consistent with Rotinonhsonni Title and, more specifically, The Haldimand proclamation.

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RPM Journalist Starla Myers arrested by the OPP for reporting on 1492 Land Back Lane

A report from the arrest of RPM reporter at the Six Nations Police Department on Sept. 15th.