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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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Demonstrators condemn Canada’s support for Honduras

Originally published in Rabble Blogs, March 15 2016. By Fernando Arce TORONTO – Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the constituent office of the Ministry of International Trade in Toronto on March 11 to condemn...

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Acknowledging on Whose Land We Live

GROUP URGES LOCAL TOWNSHIPS TO ACKNOWLEDGE INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS By Matthew Behrens An hour south of Ottawa, the picturesque heritage town of Perth – voted Ontario’s prettiest community by TVO viewers – is celebrating...

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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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Open Letter on the murder of Jon Styres

SIX NATIONS – The following open letter was sent by Six Nations resident Janie Jamieson to the Attorney General of Ontario and to various local Six Nations politicians. The letter concerns the gunning down of...

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The Mohawk Ten Commandments

GANIENKEH – 40 years ago on this day, Karoniaktajeh (aka Louis Hall) authored what he termed “The Mohawk Ten Commandments” in the Warrior Society’s newsletter. Karoniaktajeh was an artist and teacher who designed the Unity flag,...

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My 40 Years in Prison

By Leonard Peltier What can I say that I have not said before? I guess I can start by saying see you later to all of those who have passed in the last year....

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Indigenize or die

Restoring indigenous knowledge of the land By Fernando Arce TORONTO – What do we really know about Indigenous Peoples outside of movies and history books? Why do we call them “native” in the first...

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Demands grow for Gustafsen Lake inquiry

By Fernando Arce TS’PETEN TERRITORY – A group of Indigenous nations are asking the Canadian government to lead a national inquiry into the RCMP’s violent response during the 1995 Gustafsen Lake Standoff, better known...