Chief Spence takes fight against C-45 to the United Nations

 By Brent Patterson, Friday, February 22nd, 2013 The Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council have sought the support of the United Nations to stop C-38 and C-45. They state that the Harper government failed in their Duty to Consult...

Rising anger of Canada’s First Nations over living conditions

 Chronic underfunding of essential services and fears over land losses prompt Attawapiskat chief to go on hunger strike When images of Canada‘s First Nations people living in mouldy shacks and frosty tents, without toilets or running water, emerged last...

Canadian PM to meet First Nations leaders after protests

 Idle No More movement began as campaign by four women against changes to Indian Act and environmental deregulation The Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, has agreed to a meeting with First Nations leaders following indigenous protests sparked by a hunger...

Canada’s Indigenous Movement Gains Momentum

 Are the country’s First Nations groups being denied their rights and being targeted by the government? Canada’s Idle No More movement began as a small social media campaign – armed with little more than a hashtag and a cause. But it has grown...

Haudenosaunee Hold Idle No More Round Dance in Syracuse

 Citizens of the six nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and their non-Native supporters joined hands in a flash mob Round Dance of solidarity with the Idle No More movement on Saturday, December 29, bringing drums and songs to the lover level of the Destiny...

Awake, Hungry and Idle No More

 By Naomi Klein, NaomiKlein.org 26 December 12 I woke up just past midnight with a bolt. My six-month-old son was crying. He has a cold – the second of his short life– and his blocked nose frightens him. I was about to get up when he started snoring again....

Clayton Thomas-Muller #IdleNoMore Ottawa Rally

 Harper said sorry for residential schools…yeah, we remember that sound bite! Harper is not the first white man to try to placate Indigenous Peoples with pretty or well meaning words, while also trying to steal our land and our resources, destroy our cultures and...

Thousands expected at Ottawa protest on Friday

 First Nations people and their supporters are uniting under the banner Idle No More against the federal government’s changes to legislation which will affect treaties and traditionally used lands. At noon on Friday, December 21st, a grassroots led protest is...

No plans for formal consultation on water protection rule changes

  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has no formal plans to consult with stakeholders on new regulations or partnerships to prevent industrial pollution after major changes to environmental protection laws were adopted last summer, says newly released...

Water protections lost under Harper’s C-38 and C-45

 Postmedia News reports, “The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has no formal plans to consult with stakeholders on new regulations or partnerships to prevent industrial pollution after major changes to environmental protection laws were adopted last summer...