Category: British Columbia

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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...

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Warrior Societies and Land Defence

by SAKEJ WARD (MI’KMAW) | Originally published at The Dominion on August 13, 2016. My name is Sakej. I am Mi’kmaw and a Sma’knis, a traditional Indigenous warrior of the Mi’kmaq Nation. I want to...

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Phil Fontaine enters marijuana business

By: Mia Rabson Winnipeg Free Press 12/6/2016 4:42 PM   OTTAWA — A former national indigenous leader is launching a new venture to take weed to reserves. Phil Fontaine, former head of both the...

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The Northwest braces for its own Standing Rock

by Nick Turner and Joe Copeland First Nations leaders have been protesting the Kinder Morgan plan since at least 2014. Credit: Mark Klotz/Flickr As the clash between police and protesters over the construction of a...

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(re)occupied: #OccupyINAC and British Columbia’s 1975 Militant May

By Sarah Nickel When approximately thirty members of the Idle No More and Black Lives Matter movements entered the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto on April 13, 2016 to protest government...

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Sakej Ward remembers Wolverine

By Sakej Ward SECWEPEMC TERRITORY – We just returned from Wolverine’s funeral. The Secwepemc communities and families did an amazing job with the funeral ceremonies. They took such good care of the guests, feasting them,...

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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...

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The Secwepemc treaty vote is a human rights violation

By Arthur Manuel SECWEPEC TERRITORY – The upcoming northern Secwepemc vote on the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) treaty is a violation of our human and indigenous right to self-determination as the Secwepemc People under...

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Wolverine calls for Inquiry into Gustafsen Lake Standoff

UNCEDED SECWEPEMC TERRITORY – On December 30th of 2015, Secwepemc Elder Wolverine (also known as William Jones Ignace) sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling for a national public inquiry into...

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Pot could be ‘exit drug’ for people with opioid addictions: study

CTV Vancouver Published Thursday, November 17, Everyone has heard marijuana described as a “gateway drug” to harder substances, but a new study suggests it could actually help people overcome serious addictions. A team from...