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Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Abitibi-Témiscamingue First Nations fight for fair compensation from mining companies

Protesters targeted the annual Quebec Mines conference with the message that exploration or exploitation on ancestral Anishnabe territory will no longer happen without their consent. Members of Anishnabeg First Nations, including Abitibiwinni Chief David Kistabish and Vice-Chief of Lac-Simon Pamela […]

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Contract tenders create tension for some Cree companies

Two Cree business owners facing non-Cree competitors in their communities say the outside firms are causing tensions when contracts are awarded. Kenny Norman Neeposh (Eenou Plumbing and Heating) and Patrick Dixon (Westao Construction) are two entrepreneurs who say they face […]

Protest over construction tendering results in two arrests

Protest over construction tendering results in two arrests

A nine-day peaceful protest calling for Cree entities to prioritize contracts to Cree companies in Eeyou Istchee resulted in two brothers being arrested September 6 in Mistissini. The protest started when an electrical company from Chibougamau showed up at a […]

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

Indigenous group erect teepee at Canada 150 celebrations

On the eve of the Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill, a group calling themselves the Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie were stopped by a wall of angry police officers while trying to set up a teepee on […]

The Battle for Standing Rock

The Battle for Standing Rock

After a federal US court judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux’s request for a temporary injunction against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) September 9, the large encampment at the North Dakota reservation was disappointed but not surprised. What they didn’t […]

Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

Protesting the Site C dam in British Columbia

The Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace River Caravan arrived in Montreal September 12 after travelling more than 4200 kilometres across Canada to protest the Trudeau government’s betrayal in granting approval to the Site C Dam on the Peace River […]

The times they are a-changin’

Many people do not realize that a very big change has happened for First Nation people when it comes to political commitments and more positive relationships from the government of Canada and province of Ontario. We have come from an […]

Montreal protest march brings new meaning to Valentine’s Day

Montreal protest march brings new meaning to Valentine’s Day

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, a grassroots Montreal campaign, shifted the focus of Valentine’s Day away from flowers and Hallmark cards this year to address the mistreatment, violence and disappearance of Native women across the country. Hundreds of […]