High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute

Bronskill, J. (2017).National Observer. Retrieved from https://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/12/01/news/high-court-sides-first-nations-environmental-groups-yukon-dispute.     Chief Roberta Joseph from the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation with Chris Rider from CPAWS-Yukon (left) and Chief Simon Mervyn from the First Nation of Na Cho Nyäk Dän, react in Ottawa to Dec. 1 Supreme Court of Canada ruling regarding land-use plans in the Peel Watershed in the Yukon territory. Photo Martine Foubert, courtesy of CPAWS. … Continue reading High court sides with First Nations, environmental groups in Yukon dispute

N’we Jinan

N’wejinan Offers A Dynamic Approach To Music Education Participants learn about sound recording, music production, songwriting, voice and performance. Within the studios’ residency, original songs are created containing messages that focus on cultural identity, language, struggle, love and self acceptance. The tour also gives participating youth an opportunity to create a music video to support the songs they’ve created. This process allows youth to emerge even … Continue reading N’we Jinan

We all bleed the same’: CBC Asks cultural appropriation discussion spurs raw debate

‘Reconciliation and white privilege are hard topics, they are divisive,’ says powwow singer John Noon read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/cbc-asks-saskatoon-cultural-appropriation-1.4426527   St. Willibrord School Creates New Anthem, “Dreamchild”, In English, French And Mohawk http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/11/25/st-willibrord-school-creates-new-anthem-dreamchild-in-english-french-and-mohawk_a_23288054/?utm_campaign=canada_newsletter This video is spectacular. Children from St. Willibrord School, Quebec perform DreamChild in Mohawk, English and French. Please watch. It will warm your heart. https://youtu.be/JKWR2KHIoEg         Continue reading We all bleed the same’: CBC Asks cultural appropriation discussion spurs raw debate

Waterwishingwell.org

Wilson, A. (2017). Anna Wilson’s feeble attempt at creating an Aboriginal water policy model or map where the intended outcomes are the actual consequences. Waterwishingwell.org. Suzuki, D. (2017). Glass Half Empty? Resolving Drinking Water Advisories in Ontario. 10. Retrieved from https://canadians.org/sites/default/files/water/report-DWA-First-Nations-0217.pdf. The typical federal process to end Drinking Water Advisories (DWAs), First Nations who need to upgrade their drinking water systems endure a long process … Continue reading Waterwishingwell.org

Minister Carolyn Bennett Stop the Underfunding of Water Plants on Indigenous Reserves

Many current water plants on reserves  are not being maintained like the ones in big cities. Neskantaga is a small community of about 350 people but they are people and their needs need to be respected. Minister Carolyn Bennett is the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and she can make a difference in how the First Nations communities are funded. read more at https://www.change.org/p/minister-carolyn-bennett-stop-the-underfunding-of-water-plants-on-indigenous-reserves?read_more=true     … Continue reading Minister Carolyn Bennett Stop the Underfunding of Water Plants on Indigenous Reserves