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January 18, 2005 Features

Photo Essay: Zapatistas

education_fp.jpg 11 years after what the New York Times called the first "post modern revolution", Chris Arsenault brings back words and images from Chiapas, Mexico.

Reflecting on Ten Years of Resistance in Chiapas

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

November 6, 2004 Original Peoples

The Struggle for Haida Gwaii

The Haida people claim to have inhabited Haida Gwaii for 10,000 years, but official recognition of their sovereignty is still in question. Kim Petersen looks at what are sometimes called the Queen Charlotte Islands.

Sovereignty, resources and culture at stake, say Haida

September 30, 2004 Original Peoples

"I take this as genocide"

Development, genocide, or both? Kim Petersen looks into the conflict at Sun Peaks

Secwepemc battle BC government over land, Aboriginal Title

August 25, 2004 Original Peoples

Colonialism and Kanehsatake

The people of Kanehsatake are in an ongoing battle with the federal government. The government says it's about crime; Mohawks explain that their land and sovereignty are at stake. Kim Petersen takes a critical look.

Are dispossession and forced integration ongoing?

February 25, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February 25

February 3, 2004 Canadian News

Canadian News: February

February 3, 2004 Arts

Lessons for an Audience

Kazimi's Shooting Indians questions "authenticity"
shooting_indians_fp.jpgIn Ali Kazimi's 1997 documentary Shooting Indians, a whole sequence of studying is going on. Kazimi studies Iroquois photographer Jeff Thomas, who is mining the century-old works of white photographer and filmmaker Edward Curtis. The three are transformed.
by Jane Henderson

Kazimi's Shooting Indians explores representations of authenticity

October 20, 2003 Environment

Cheam People Shut Down Railway and Halt Logging

cheam_fp.jpgAt about 4 pm on October 2nd two trucks pulled to a halt while straddling the railway tracks that bisect the Cheam Reserve. A small crowd, including members of the Cheam Nation and supporters from local communities, gathered around the trucks forming a human blockade against the trains. Earlier that day, elder and former Chief June Quipp had warned Canadian National Railways that trans-Canadian train travel would be halted, and that she was good on her word.
- by Yuill Herbert -

A saga of resistance

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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The Dominion is a monthly paper published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada. It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada's official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power.

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