Tag Archives: First Nations

Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau: Accountability for Thee, Not For Me UPDATE: Senator Brazeau in Jail, Removed From Tory Caucus

Update: Holy shit: Senator Patrick Brazeau is in jail following an alleged domestic assault, sources tell CBC News, and has been removed from the Conservative Party’s caucus. Brazeau, who has weathered several controversies since his appointment in 2009, will continue … Continue reading

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Idle No More: Baseless Stigmas Are An Unwelcome Distraction

by Sara Mai Chitty I wanted to let people know a couple things about my heritage as a First Nations woman, about what is being said about the Idle No More movement (and there is much more to be said), … Continue reading

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#IdleNoMore: What Do Protesters Want?

Dr. Dawg: The other day, I got into it a bit with John Ivison, who expressed polite disdain for the allegedly “hapless” Chief Theresa Spence—and then admitted that he had no idea what her demands actually were. That’s all too typical. But … Continue reading

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A Sober Assessment of Canada’s Disregard for Social Injustice

by matttbastard Even though Stephen Harper has pledged to pull out Canadian combat troops from Afghanistan in 2011, the ongoing economic consequences of Canada’s Afghan policy are still being felt domestically by Canada’s First Nations communities, says Assembly of First Nations … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: On Saying Sorry

by matttbastard …I had a chance to watch the prime minister’s apology for the residential schools and the subsequent speeeches [sic]. I wish I were in Canada to take part in a moving moment in Canadian history. I hope, as … Continue reading

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Popcorn Sunday: Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

by matttbastard “…This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. [A] never before told history as seen through the eyes of this … Continue reading

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