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October 8, 2012 Original Peoples

Stopping Nuclear Waste in its Tracks

Communities, Indigenous organizations pass resolutions against transportation and storage of nuclear waste in Saskatchewan

August 10, 2012 Original Peoples

Defending the Land from Nuclear Waste

Indigenous community elders, activists gather in northern Saskatchewan against nuclear waste site

August 8, 2012 Original Peoples

Mining Companies Feel Heat in the Ring of Fire

Assembly of First Nations backs evictions from northern Ontario

July 16, 2012 Original Peoples

Halifax Rallies for Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth

Campaign to reverse cuts to Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre's Kitpu Youth Program ramps up

June 25, 2012 Original Peoples

BC Treaty Advocate Elected Chair of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Grand Chief Edward John has spent the past 20 years in the BC treaty process, which produces extinguishment Agreements

May 14, 2012 Accounts

Walking for Peace, Respect and Friendship along the Grand River

Honouring our historical agreements through shared action

May 7, 2012 Accounts

Marchers Vow to Protect Ancient Burial Site

Musqueam set up camp at condo site after infant graves desecrated

March 7, 2012 Gender

Scoring for Information

Police infiltration tactics viewed as a violation of women's bodies and rights

December 9, 2011 Original Peoples

RCMP Spied on Protesting First Nations

Intelligence unit collaborated with partners in energy and private sector

September 9, 2011 Literature & Ideas

Reconsidering Reconciliation

Simpson's offers radical answers to long-standing questions

July 6, 2011 Features

Pulp Dreams

Pictou Mill is Asia Pulp Paper's latest acquisition

October 6, 2010 Photo Essay

Water to Mine

Goldcorp’s Penasquito project in Mexico robs semi-desert region of precious resource

September 13, 2010 Original Peoples

New Minister a “Declared Enemy” of First Nations

Indigenous leaders, activists raise concerns about John Duncan's track record

Vancouver Stands Against Child Apprehensions

On Tuesday August 3rd, dozens of Vancouverites, led by the DTES Power of Women Group, held a protest outside the office of the Ministry of Child and Family Development. Members of the Vancouver Media Co-op filed this report.

Camera: Juliet Belmas, Susan Neeves.

Editing: Dawn Paley.

August 9, 2010 Aug 9 by Vancouver Media Co-op
May 26, 2010 Environment

The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Reconsidered

ENGOs sign over right to criticize, companies continue to log caribou habitat

April 21, 2010 Weblog:

Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People Agrees to Meet Kichesipirini

Mr. James Anaya,Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights has agreed to meet with Paula LaPierre, Principal Sachem of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, regarding numerous Algonquin concerns.

Paula LaPierre, an Algonquin leader, has been raising concerns regarding serious irregularities concerning land claim negotiations, distribution of public funds, accountability, good governance, and the need for external intervention regarding domestic policies and Canadians' lack of independent information regarding national developments and much needed institutional reform at the international level now for years.

She first became concerned when observing numerous irregularities surrounding the "Algonquins of Ontario" Land Claims negotiations process.

Her first concerns were about the lack of adequate anti-corruption mechanisms in place. She then became further concerned when participation in the negotiations required compliance to the severely flawed and wasteful process.

Subsequently, she learned that identity manipulations and coercions, substandard policy, and excessive expenditures of public money into questionable processes removed from the rule of law were common features in many Aboriginal processes and policy.

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March 29, 2010 Ideas

From Queen Charlotte to Haida Gwaii

The ascent of the Haida and the struggle with Canada

March 13, 2010 Arts

Giving Algonquins a Good Rap

Hip-hop artist Samian rants for reserves

March 4, 2010 Gender

This is Where the Revolution Starts

19th annual Memorial March honours 3,000 missing and murdered women

February 2, 2010 Health

Bitter Sweet or Toxic?

Indigenous people, diabetes and the burden of pollution

December 14, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation Applauds AFN Bravado

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation Applauds AFN Bravado in Asserting Inherent Rights

December 13, 2009

Leadership of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation were very encouraged by the emerging consensus amongst First Nation representatives to have independent access to educational and legal advise that would assist them in furthering their inherent and inalienable rights as the descendents of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Representatives of the Kichesipirini community were particularly impressed with this heightened resolve amongst Canada’s Indigenous Peoples since the Kichesipirini has been using its unique position as still sovereign and traditional government not having signed a Treaty or come under domestic policy to actively promoting these very rights at the international level on behalf of Indigenous Peoples supporting emerging Canadian nationality and full independence.

Relying on the numerous conflicts of interests and historical misinformation entrenched within the existing land claim negotiations process the Kichesipirini community has been refusing all inducements to corruption, collusion or forced collaboration consistent with the existing policy, insisting instead that there need be developed appropriate third party adjunction at the international level for negotiation if there is to be certainty and the perception of justice.

To further such necessary institutional developments the Kichesipirini has used its inherent title and jurisdiction to responsibly present a caution against certain held property advertised for sale within unceded territory for the establishment of The Pimadiziwin Centre, a proposed Kichesipirini Kichi Sibi Anishnabe Community Centre and Independent Institute of International Indigenous Justice Studies.

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December 9, 2009 Opinion

An Insincere Celebration

Is the Olympics' use of Indigenous symbolism imprudent?

September 5, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Assert Aquifer of International Legal Concern

As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the increasingly scarce life sustaining resource such as clean water?

As a State does Canada have the right to destroy important international environmental and scientific evidence regarding the long-term effects of radioactive materials and our natural environment?

The Kichesipirini asserts that the protection of aquifers such as this are matters of international concern and character.

The Kichesipirini asserts that these matters, the ready access and proper stewardship of clean and safe drinking water are human rights.

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation continually asserts that environmental and economic issues in Canada are directly associated with our unresolved colonial past and that any long-term effective remedy must address this.

Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation has been continuously asserting internationally that it is in the best interests of all Canadians that Canada work to develop appropriate de-colonization processes for the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation asserts that the protection of the Alliston Aquifer and its continued use as an important environmental monitoring resource must be considered a matter of international public interest and that it be in the best interests of the public to use this, in its highest condition, as a most appropriate background measure for monitoring nuclear and industrial contamination and determining effective remedial actions.

For further information please refer to;

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/2858#comment-20027

August 24, 2009 Environment

For the Water

Opposition to Site 41 unites Natives, farmers

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