Category: Poverty

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Chief Del Riley stops unlawful eviction from Indigenous lands in Shawanaga First Nation

Tim and Jo-An are both disabled and in their mid-50s and had no way to move their belongings from the home. Faced with the threat of eviction by armed enforcers of the Province, they reached out for help. It was then that a group of elders in the community descended from the Kewaquado family stepped up and asked for Hereditary Crane Clan Chief Del Riley to get involved. Chief Riley was appointed by Tim to be his representative, and when the Sheriff arrived on July 13th, Chief Riley and a group of a dozen supporters were there to stand by Tim and Jo-An.

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In Quarantine without food, running water, heat, or electricity

Covid-19 is spreading through Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario and intensifying the already existing dynamics of poverty and oppression. In this interview, Darlene Necan speaks about the effects of Covid-19 in Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 and the abandonment of the people by Chief and Council.

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Cannabis in Six Nations: an interview with Jeff Hawk of Green Health for 6

Jeff Hawk is a Wolf Clan man of the Cayuga nation who was born and raised in Six Nations. Jeff was brought up Longhouse and is a supporter of the Six Nations Confederacy. He...

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Necan sisters on the road for justice once again

  By Fernando Arce and Tom Keefer THUNDER BAY – The Necan sisters are on the road once again, determined to find justice. If Darlene’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the grassroots Indigenous woman...

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Darlene Necan on Doug Keshen and her walk from Thunder Bay to Kenora

Beginning on Friday May 13th 2017 at 9am, Darlene Necan is beginning a protest walk from Thunderbay all the way to Kenora. When they arrive Darlene and other members of the Ojibway Nation of...

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Tom Wassaykeesic on violent attacks on Native people in Thunderbay

Tom Wassaykeesic, a band councillor for Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nations speaks with Real People’s Media about a disturbing spike in violent attacks of Indigenous people on the streets of Thunder Bay.

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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...

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Canada’s prisons are the ‘new residential schools’

A months-long investigation reveals that at every step, Canada’s justice system is set against Indigenous people By Nancy Macdonald | Macleans | February 18, 2016 Canada’s crime rate just hit a 45-year low. It’s been dropping...

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Niisha on the Financial Investigation of Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258

Neesha DuPuis of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 speaks about important developments concerning an investigation of the leadership of her nation.

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Darlene Necan on Nov 21 2016 Protest at Doug Keshan’s office

Nov 21, 2016 Darlene Necan a spokeswoman for the Off Reserve people of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 speaks about the protest that she is organizing outside the offices of Doug Keshan, the...