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Indigenous Storytelling at Standing Rock

Claim scalping of Mi'kmaqs was justified risks further violence against Indigenous people: Lawyer. Indigenous lawyer says Proud Boys actions on Canada day were ‘disruptive and potentially threatening’

Link Repaired: Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue murder case a win for women’s, Indigenous group

Tide is turning on Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people

Aboriginal women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows. Figures obtained by freedom of information request confirm black people also targeted disproportionately.

Shane Henry used to celebrate Canada Day until he learned what the day meant to his Indigenous community.
‘You’re celebrating colonization’: 4 Indigenous people share why they won’t be singing O Canada on July 1

Listuguj First Nation banishes domestic assault suspect. Band council exiles man from community after video depicting domestic violence is shared on Facebook

In a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Court finds that approval of Dakota Access Pipeline violated the law.

Commission on missing, murdered Indigenous women has become a fortress of bureaucratic incompetence -- Sat, 20 May 2017 05:00:00 EDT -- The commission cranks out sensitive-sounding, culturally appropriate news releases, but doesn’t seem terribly interested in, or very good, at actually speaking to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, which is, after all, its main job.

'Something more happened': First Nations question police investigation after 6th river death - First Nations in northern Ontario are pooling their money to hire a private investigator as their frustration with police grows after the death of an Indigenous girl and the disappearance of an Indigenous boy this month in Thunder Bay. Read More

Sinixt First Nation not extinct after all, court rules. Judge rules the Sinixt have not lost their connection to a huge swath of southern B.C.

'Enough now': Standing Rock tribe formally asks protesters to leave camps. Hundreds remain in camps set up to oppose contentious $3.8B Dakota Access pipeline project.

“Earth has shifted” – Inuit elders issue warning to NASA and the world (Video)

Reorts from the Arctic are getting pretty grim. Looming climate catastrophe?: A Rapidly Warming Arctic Could Loose a Methane Climate Bomb Causing Extinction in 9 Years

Trailer hitch thrown in assault of First Nations woman in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Vancouver Island’s Nuchatlaht following Tsilhqot’in in land, title claim. First Nation from West Coast of Vancouver Island files Aboriginal land and title case in B.C. Supreme Court.

Divesting From DAPL Part II: Here Are Native-Owned Banks (Why Aren’t You Using Them?)

Two Freeze to Death on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Peru: Last female speaker of indigenous Amazonian language murdered

"Earth has shifted"-Inuit elders issue warning to NASA and the world (Video) Global Climate Change: The Earth Has Shifted, Say Inuit Elders

Bold Eagle
Indigenous military members endure ‘systemic’ racism, report claims Indigenous members of the Canadian military face "systemic racism," according to a draft report obtained by CBC News that calls for an external review. Read More

Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R - Oklahoma)
Congressman Mullin Seeks to Clarify His Statements to Privatize Tribal Lands

Link repaired: Army Corps halts Dakota Access pipeline construction at Standing Rock

Police Departments Refuse Participation In Dakota Access Pipeline Crackdown. In addition to the general retreat of departments, two officers have already turned in their badges in support of the protesters.

Government Cancels Oil And Gas Leases On Native Land In Montana, Stays Silent On Dakota Access

Google honors James Welch, writer of the Native American Renaissance. Google is honoring the Blackfoot author at a time when long-marginalized native American communities are pushing to the forefront of national consciousness in ways that he may not have imagined.

Check out these two sweethearts dancing their way to first place

Check out these two sweethearts dancing their way to first place

DAPL Ignores 2d Army Corps Request to Stop Construction for 30 Days

Bank DNB says considering pulling financing on N. Dakota pipeline

North Dakota Forges a History from Pipeline to Ballots

First Nations fear wildlife harmed by diesel spill on B.C. coast

Akwesasne creates first indigenous court in Canada for and by indigenous people

27 year-old woman murdered on Sprit Lake indian reservation

Unforgettable moments: Lakota man interrupts Senate with a traditional chant

Native American Lakota Chant Interrupts Senate as Keystone Vote Fails (VIDEO)

The man who began the chant reportedly came from the Lakota tribe: Tribal spokesman says man who started chanting is Greg Graycloud with the Lakota|By White Wolf


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We are now few in number but we will once again grow to be a mighty nation.
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