Category: Updates

Checking in at Standing Rock + An interview with Comanche war chief descendant

Checking in at Standing Rock + An interview with Comanche war chief descendant

The events at Standing Rock – from police tactics, to celebrity support, to direct actions – have escalated since two reporters from the Nation visited the protest camp last month. In an October 27 raid on the Oceti Sakowin camp, […]

Still standing: Standing Rock resistance remains peaceful and strong

Still standing: Standing Rock resistance remains peaceful and strong

Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to grow at the Standing Rock reservation as the overflow of the original Sacred Stone resistance camp has additional encampments cropping up near the meeting of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. Known as […]

Stand-off in Standing Rock – First Nations resistance to North Dakota pipeline is growing

Stand-off in Standing Rock – First Nations resistance to North Dakota pipeline is growing

Thousands of First Nations and activists have rallied around the Sioux of North Dakota in their opposition of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and joined the Sacred Stone resistance camp set up this past April. The camp is directed by […]

Quebec confirms it will not hold provincial inquiry into Val-d’Or allegations

Quebec confirms it will not hold provincial inquiry into Val-d’Or allegations

After a prolonged investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse against Indigenous women in northern Quebec by Sûreté du Québec officers, the Quebec government has now confirmed it doesn’t consider the scandal – which allegedly included starlight tours and […]

In Brief: Whapmagoostui energy project, Waskaganish Princess Pageant, Amos AAA tryouts

In Brief: Whapmagoostui energy project, Waskaganish Princess Pageant, Amos AAA tryouts

New power system for Whapmagoostui sports complex On August 10, Quebec announced it is giving $1.2 million to Nimschu Iskudow Inc. for a residual forest biomass project that will power the sports complex in Whapmagoostui. The project will swap out […]

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

Summer is the season to relax and enjoy life. One of the best ways to take advantage of the good weather is at Montreal’s First Peoples Festival, which from August 3 to 10 will showcase Indigenous culture makers from around […]

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Length of investigation into SQ in Val-d’Or leads to increasing unease

Eight months after the Val-d’Or police crisis caused an uproar across Quebec, the lack of information, charges or any other resolution of allegations against provincial police officers in the town is leading many to question why the investigation by the […]

Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

Grand Chief Coon Come addresses the lawsuit for recognition of Cree rights to northern Ontario region

In light of the ongoing controversy regarding the Cree Nation Government’s land claim in Ontario Superior Court and vocal opposition to the lawsuit by representatives of First Nations communities in northern Ontario, the Nation reached out to Grand Chief Matthew […]

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

Balancing Act – COMEX president Suzann Méthot on compromise between environment and economy

The Comité d’examen des repercussions sur l’environnement et le milieu social (Environmental and Social Impact Review Committee in English) was given its mandate in accordance with Chapter 22 of the James Bay Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) first established in the […]

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

Construction of two new roads spells trouble for the Broadback

The Quebec Ministry for Forests, Wildlife and Parks says it will try to better protect the habitat of the endangered woodland caribou after two new forest access roads were approved for construction near the Broadback River, creating concerns about the […]