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July 23, 2012 Original Peoples

Uranium Territory

Inuit campaign for referendum over mine in far north

January 9, 2012 Business

Plan Nord Under the Microscope

Public involvement in diamond venture ends once gems are found

June 14, 2010 Environment

Staking the North

The Arctic is being developed—in whose interest?

December 1, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Documents Nuclear Industry Contaminant Exposure Concerns

The Dialogue Denied Us

The leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continue final edits on document that raises serious questions concerning chronic public exposures to dangerous environmental contaminants and that such ongoing deliberate exposure is directly associated with ongoing government and industry refusal to recognize Kichesipirini as a verifiable historical Algonquin nation, and our continued assertions of the legal and moral right to exercise our inherent and inalienable traditional governance role.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation became very concerned about possible hidden agendas associated with the blatant refusal to address Kichesipirini assertions in connection with land claim negotiations. Of particular concern is the reliance on flawed "negotiations" as a means to circumvent the law to resolve Aboriginal claims consistent with the legal requirements of purposeful fact-finding processes and adherence to historical truth as is required with litigated land claims.

Such circumventions of the legal process denied Kichesipirini their rightful role as protectors and responsible government.

Kichesipirini community members suspected that the many irregularities, especially the allocating of public monies and certain inflated responsibilities and jurisdictions regarding the Algonquin Nations particular relationship with the Manhattan Project and nuclear industry to Aboriginal communities that did not possess such authority, to be indicative of a systemic refusal to genuinely inform the public about the issues, thereby blocking all chances to actual accountability and examination of the facts, and that such demographic manipulations were probably indicative of some larger issues.

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October 9, 2009 Weblog:

A Place at the Table?

A Place at the Table?
The Great Bear Rainforest and ForestEthics

from "Offsetting Resistance: The effects of foundation funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River", a special report by Dru Oja Jay and Macdonald Stainsby.

Released September, 2009.

http://www.offsettingresistance.ca/

Nuxalk Nation hereditary chief Qwatsinas (Ed Moody) explains that logging was causing concerns for his people on the Central BC Coast around Bella Coola, and that resistance began because “In the boom of the 1960’s and 1970’s, a rush [for logging companies] to get all the timber they could” was already underway. In response, “There was action with the hereditary chiefs and the elder people, and eventually the band council.” In 1994, the Nuxalk Nation invited Environmental Non- Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) large and small into their territory to see large scale clearcut logging then well underway.

“We sat down and discussed the pros and cons of any kind of relationship, and we set up a protocol and signed a protocol agreement.” The alliance with Greenpeace and smaller ENGOs Forest Action Network, People’s Action for Threatened Habitat and Bear Watch, says Qwatsinas, “started out really basic. The key people signed the agreements and we had our goals and our objectives and what we want to do to protect the environment.”

“That was the common goal between the environmentalists and ourselves as the First Nation, the Nuxalk, still had the outstanding issue of the land question. There had been a process developed in British Columbia called the BC Treaty Process. We could see that it wasn’t what we wanted because it was very limited, was kind of corrupt and really bent towards the industry.”

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October 4, 2009 Baby Animals

Arctic Fox

Because a serious world needs serious cuteness

September 26, 2009 Baby Animals

Lemming

The life and mythology of a northern rodent

May 16, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Algonquins Again Reflect on History as They Continue International Assertions Despite Increased Pressures

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As we prepare to attend the United Nations Indigenous Peoples Forum we again remember why we continue to assert our traditional identity and its international character. The Indigenous Peoples of Canada, as organized according to our traditional nations and inherent identities hold certain precious rights important to ALL Canadians, and our common future together.

Please remember with us this important aspect of Canadian and international history and view our expression of commitment to our ancestors:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hSLXKAHh9M

December 22, 2008 Arts

Abundance

Art and trash in Dawson City

December 12, 2008 Environment

110-Year Rush

Songs moved to survive the goldrush are returned to the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in

October 6, 2008 Weblog:

Riot Police Target Barriere Lake Algonquin Blockade

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 6, 2008

Quebec police threaten to mass arrest peaceful Algonquin road blockaders: Community determined to maintain blockade until Canada and Quebec honour their agreements and respect leadership customs

Kitiganik/Rapid Lake, Algonquin Territory / - Families from the Barriere Lake First Nation in Northern Quebec set up a peaceful blockade at 6:00 am this morning, promising to maintain it until Canada and Quebec respect and implement widely praised agreements, and Canada appoints an observer to witness a leadership reselection in the community, and respects its outcome.

"We maintained a peaceful presence all day, but Canada and Quebec would now rather have the Quebec police arrest youth, elders and mothers, than deal in good faith with our community," said Norman Matchewan, a youth spokesperson, from the site of the blockade, as riot police from Montreal prepared to make arrests.

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Media Contacts:

Norman Matchewan, Barriere Lake spokesperson : 647 - 227 - 6696, 514 - 831 - 6902

Michel Thusky, Barriere Lake spokesperson: 819 - 435 - 2171

For more information: www.barrierelakesolidarity.blogspot.com

Collectif de Solidarité Lac Barrière
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www.solidaritelacbarriere.blogspot.com
barrierelakesolidarity@gmail.com
514.398.7432

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Christian Peacemaker Teams Canada
25 Cecil St., Unit 307
Toronto ON M5T 1N1
Tel: 416-423-5525; Fax: 416-423-7140
canada@cpt.org
www.cpt.org

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 6, 2008

Contact: Joel Klassen (613) 331-0969 (English & French);

Christine Downing 647-296-0969 (English)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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May 27, 2007 Food

Goose Break

The changing climate and hunting in the North

April 13, 2007 Weblog:

Operation Narwhal will not be welcomed

Here's a pretty interesting press release coming out of Denendeh.

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Government of Denendeh
DEHCHO FIRST NATIONS BOX 89, FORT SIMPSON, N.W.T. X0E 0N0 TEL: (867) 695-2355/2610 FAX: (867) 695-2038
e-mail: dcfn@dehchofirstnations.com

For immediate release TROOPS AT FORT SIMPSON WILL NOT BE WELCOMED

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January 29, 2007 Weblog:

All's quiet on the tar sand front...

Peter Cizek explains why: Scouring Scum and Tar from the Bottom of the Pit.

An indepth look at the "gigaprojects" rocking the North, and the web of NGOs tied up in corporate/ money who thus far have largely failed to respond to what Cizek calls an "environmental holocaust."

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March 29, 2006 Original Peoples

Living In Our Land

InnuFoundation_fp.jpgKim Petersen speaks to Innu hunter Napes Ashini about his work to promote Innu culture and safeguard the Innu land, Nitassinan.

The Tshikapisk Foundation aims to promote Innu culture and safeguard Innu land

March 18, 2006 Canadian News

Dawson City Is Sinking

December 9, 2005 Food

Of Sturgeon and Hydro Québec

sturgeon_fp.jpg Carole Ferrari dishes up a recipe for Sturgeon with bittersweet morsels of background on the ancient fish's fate.

Food from the rivers we are losing

April 28, 2005 Original Peoples

No Lifeblood for Oil

bottledwater_fp.jpg In northern Alberta, the Lubicon nation is fighting oil companies and provincial and federal governments for their way of life, writes Kim Petersen.

Lubicon nation fights oil companies, governments for survival

December 19, 2004 Original Peoples

Arctic Climate Change

The arctic is warming up, a trend with massive ecological consequences. Kim Petersen looks at how the Arctic way of life will be affected.

The fight to preserve the Arctic Way of Life

August 25, 2004 Environment

President Bush, See You in Court

Is there legal recourse for those who are losing their land and livelihood to climate change? Yuill Herbert finds out what courts will hear their cases, and what precedents might help.

Judging the cost of climate change

March 16, 2004 Environment

A New Era in Conservation

boreal_evans_fp.jpgThe Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI), launched at the end of last year, is a common vision for the largest conservation agreement in the world. It proposes a plan to protect approximately 265 million hectares of forest and to manage a further area of equal size according to stringent ecological standards of development.
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July 26, 2003 Environment

Dammed if you do...

HydroQuebec plans diversion of multiple rivers near James Bay
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As part of continuing hydroelectric development on James Bay, HydroQuebec has begun the paper work, table talk, and preparatory construction to dam and divert the Rupert River. During a consultation meeting in the Cree community of Chisibi on June 11th, community members spoke out against a plan and process that they feel fails to respect the environment and traditional knowledge of the community. - by Carole Ferrari -

HydroQuebec plans diversion of multiple rivers near James Bay

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