First Nations Confront Devastating B.C. Wildfires

One of hundreds of wildfires threatening homes across British Columbia, including First Nations communities, some of which have burned to the ground. read more at: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/first-nations/first-nations-devastating-wildfires/?mqsc=ED3898637 visit https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/  for evacuation orders Cruel welcome back for Ashcroft Indian Band reserve evacuees wildfire destroys 12 of 32 homes in community By Tina Lovgreen, CBC News read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cruel-welcome-back-for-ashcroft-indian-band-reserve-evacuees-1.4204412 A Tribe Called Red http://atribecalledred.com/a-tribe-called-red-videos/     Insurers have ‘valid reason’ to … Continue reading First Nations Confront Devastating B.C. Wildfires

Missing and murdered inquiry to forge ahead despite resignation of key commissioner

Marilyn Poitras says part of the solution is to draw on strength, resiliency of Indigenous people By Kathleen Harris, CBC News Posted: Jul 11, 2017 read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/poitras-commissioner-resignation-1.4199126         [   NWAC Joins the Call for a Restructure of the National Inquiry into MMIWG July 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the resignation of Commissioner Marilyn Poitras yesterday, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) … Continue reading Missing and murdered inquiry to forge ahead despite resignation of key commissioner

‘We’re not leaving’: Tempers flare between First Nation, RCMP amid wildfire evacuation order

  ‘Community stress levels were really high … I kind of lost it a little bit,’ chief says read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/refuse-to-leave-evacuation-order-bc-wildfires-1.4200279     [   NWAC Joins the Call for a Restructure of the National Inquiry into MMIWG July 11, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Following the resignation of Commissioner Marilyn Poitras yesterday, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is joining the call to restructure the … Continue reading ‘We’re not leaving’: Tempers flare between First Nation, RCMP amid wildfire evacuation order

Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Buller defended the process they’ve gone through

saying in eight months they’ve hired staff, opened offices, held their first hearing and put life to the terms of reference. Native Women’s Association of Canada president Viviane Michel, recently expressed concern about the five resignations within the inquiry. “Is the team healthy?” she asked, adding that ‘structural problems’ were preventing a transparent view of where the inquiry was headed. Read more at: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/indigenous-women-s-inquiry-advances-despite-criticism-1.3492215 The … Continue reading Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Buller defended the process they’ve gone through

Justin Trudeau says respect indigenous people who won’t celebrate Canada 150

By Staff The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he understands why many indigenous people in Canada won’t be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, and he wants them treated with respect and understanding. read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3565693/justin-trudeau-indigenous-people-canada-day/ http://atribecalledred.com/a-tribe-called-red-videos/   https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_VXz_CLDjlMZQbKEUKp5aBhIfMZty2wbUwDafEawCz2Ipj-UD   Athletes from around the world began arriving this week for the World Indigenous Games, which begin Sunday across Treaty 6 territory. Confederacy of Treaty 6 … Continue reading Justin Trudeau says respect indigenous people who won’t celebrate Canada 150

Tide is turning on Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people MATTHEW COON COME

Matthew Coon Come is Grand Chief, Cree Nation of Eeyou Istch https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/tide-is-turning-on-canadas-relationship-with-indigenous-people/article35530261/ee (James Bay, Quebec read more at:  Indigenous protesters confront Carolyn Bennett at Canada Day picnic Idle No More and grassroots activists organized a day of action called UNsettling Canada 150 By Lucas Powers, CBC News The protest Saturday was organized by grassroots activists, Idle No More Toronto and Idle No More Ontario. it was part … Continue reading Tide is turning on Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people MATTHEW COON COME