Category: Truth and Reconcilation

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MMIWG Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson by Kanenhariyo Seth Lefort

Livestreamed video, April 8th, 2018.   Testimony for Melissa Maureen Nicholson, beloved daughter of the late Kenneth and Genevieve Nicholson by Kanenhariyo.

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

SCARBOROUGH – As Canada nears its 150th birthday, not every community in the country has equal cause to celebrate. For that reason, a United Church congregation in Scarborough has launched a petition calling on the...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Telling Our Stories: Elder Vern Harper speaks with Gary Wassaykeesic

Elder Vern Harper is a respected Indigenous elder who lives in Toronto. He was interviewed by Gary Wassaykeesic and Zach Ruiter for Real Peoples Media on January 11th of 2017.

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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...

Getting rid of the Indian Act: A message to #OccupyINAC 0

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...

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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...