As Harsha Walia writes in rabble.ca, the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) and Wet’suwet’en nations of Ontario and British Columbia have their own laws and traditions that conflict with those of Canada. As such, asserting their jurisdiction over their indigenous territories to enforce their natural law sometimes means running afoul of the Canadian government. But as Walia […]
In Steven Newcomb’s June 2011 critique of a doctrine of reconciliation, he reviewed the Christian domination paradigm, and the assimilation/reconciliation process. As a destructive legacy of church and state domination, says Newcomb, it is senseless to speak in terms of reconciliation with such illegitimate religious ideologies. Yet, unresolved crimes against humanity by church and state […]
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo says First Nations in Canada will not stand down while Canada seeks to develop their natural resources while neglecting the treaty rights and human rights of the country’s one million Indigenous People. Atleo says the inherited responsibility of the First Nations to protect the land and […]
I remember the other day a protest sign that caught my eye and stirred my interest. The sign observed that while tens of millions were cut from Canada’s budget for First Nations children, an equivalent amount was simultaneously appropriated for a reenactment of the war of 1812. In today’s Dominion, Natascia Lypny reports from Halifax, […]
Listening to CBC Radio2 yesterday, I heard Canadian Prime Minister Harper refer to the tar sands in Cree territory as “our resources”, and to the Canadian Government’s plans to export Cree property to China by building a pipeline across the territories of other First Nations as “our right to sell these resources in the international […]
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