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August 23, 2010 Photo Essay

Guatemalan Women Speak Out Against Rape

Soldiers, police, security terrorized residents who live in nickel-rich area

June 5, 2010 Business

Barrick Supported Police Who Carried Out Fiery Evictions in PNG

Amnesty report confirms links between cops & Canadian mining company

December 21, 2009 Original Peoples

From Potlatch to Welfare

Lutz on historical "dialogue" and the subordination of Indigenous economies in the Pacific Northwest

November 18, 2009 Weblog:

Kichesipirini Appreciates ICC Recent Correspondence

November 17, 2009

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, an Indigenous Peoples of Canada, thank the Head of the Information and Evidence Unit, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court for their most recent correspondence regarding specific and subsequent communication submissions.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, an Indigenous Peoples of Canada, are very appreciative of the valuable time and consideration given, and are pleased that the information that we have submitted will be maintained in the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court archives.

The Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation, an Indigenous Peoples of Canada, appreciates all aspects of the correspondence and will certainly continue to maintain a strong interest in the work and mandate of the International Criminal Court, as well as continuing our expression of concerns with appropriate national and international bodies.

Yours sincerely,

Paula LaPierre
Principal Sachem
Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation
Kichi Sibi Anishnabe
Canada

October 6, 2009 Environment

Another Site 41?

Landfill in southern Ontario starts legal battle

April 5, 2009 International News

Not With Bullets or Machetes

Popular resistance to Xalala Dam finds international law on its side

August 27, 2008 Original Peoples

Battle for the Amazon

Brazilian Supreme Court case pits farming in the Amazon against indigenous rights

April 26, 2008 Weblog:

APTN vs. Settler News Coverage of Tyendinaga

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Photo by Clarkwork Orange

I've never actually watched the Aboriginal People's Television Network, but judging from their coverage of the recent arrest of Shawn Brant, I'll likely be tuning in to their online newscasts far more often.

The dominant narrative surrounding Brant's arrest, one of the many sparks that has ignited the standoff currently underway between hundreds of heavily armed Ontario Provincial Police officers and an estimated hundred Mohawk demonstrators and supporters at a blockade in Tyendinaga, is that of Brant breaching his bail conditions from his arrest following June 29th. Brant, of course, was one of the organizers of the one-day blockade of Mohawks of a stretch of the 401 highway between Montreal and Toronto during last year's June 29th national day of action. His bail conditions prohibited him from taking part in protests or acts of civil disobedience.

According to the Globe and Mail's account, Brant was arrested "during a traffic stop" and that "during Mr. Brant's arrest, two officers were allegedly confronted by a group of people and assaulted." Apparently, police then "noticed several suspects who were wanted in connection with protests in Deseronto on Monday and Tuesday," after which their attempt at arrest was foiled. Police then noticed a Mohawk demonstrator at the Tyendinaga site "pointing a long gun" at them. The CTV has reported

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