Minnesota police, according to records obtained by The Intercept, have spent more than a year gearing up for a militarized standoff with those opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, even borrowing from the playbook of North Dakota law enforcement, which launched a brutal response to the Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline […]
This video is part of a bilingual series of 10 short interviews on the state of democratic rights and dissent in Canada, as part of Voices-Voix coalition’s documentation efforts. In this video, Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society discusses her case as a “person of interest”. Below, […]
Defenders of the Land (DotL) this week condemned the Harper government for using police to spy on First Nations instead of addressing Canada’s continued violation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Adding insult to injury, DotL indicates that the surveillance is being shared with private industry. Below: a press release from DotL; relevant documents from INAC and […]
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