Common Causes: Human rights policies eroding under Harper government. [extracts from Maude Barlow’s report on the goals and aims of Common Causes, a new community democracy project of the Council of Canadians launched this week]
“Through a wide variety of initiatives, policies and positions at both national and international levels, Canada’s traditional reputation as a [...]
Avaaz – Harper: Rights for First Nations now!.
Avaaz has a petition up for the meeting with Harper on Friday
Harper just passed a monster law gutting protection for nearly all lakes and rivers but Chief Theresa Spence stepped up to stop him — starting a brave hunger strike and galvanizing hundreds of thousands of people across [...]
#IdleNoMore – what the key players may be looking for on January 11th | rabble.ca. – an interesting essay….
Daniel Wilson served 10 years as a diplomat in Canada’s Foreign Service, working mainly with refugees in Africa and South-east Asia. Joining the Assembly of First Nations, he became Senior Director of Strategic Policy and Planning. [...]
forwarded From Gail:
This month Premier Clark could give Encana license to take 3 billion litres every year from the Fort Nelson river – a river my community depends on.
The Fort Nelson River is the lifeblood of my community - the Fort Nelson First Nation. It’s where we hunt and fish. It connects our [...]
300 Attend “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands” in Toronto.
Over 300 people gathered in Toronto last night for “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands,” a series organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network and supporters.
Moderated by Heather Milton-Lightning of Pasqua First Nation, the speakers on the [...]
Students Celebrate Aboriginal Heritage Through Art | culture | Torontoist.
It’s National Aboriginal day, – AND National Humanist Day – happy solstice, everyone.
I’m also pleased to note that the final performance in the Edward Bond Festival of political theatre was Red Black and Ignorant, a play by Mr. Bond, performed by Native Earth Theatre [...]
UPDATE: Barlow to address Assembly of First Nations conference today.
Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow will be the keynote speaker today at a ‘Water Rights special session’ co-hosted by the Assembly of First Nations and the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations. Today’s special session is part of an AFN Water Conference taking place [...]
Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2011.
Each year on Oct. 4, communities across Canada come together to honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. This year please come and show your solidarity with the families of these daughters, sisters, mothers — there are hundreds and hundreds of unsolved and ignored cases in [...]