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  • Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 28th 2016

    Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 28th 20160

    Indigenous nations across Turtle Island sign mutual defence treaty to protect against tarsands expansion Chiefs lined up to add their names and their nations to an international alliance that will stop tarsands expansion projects in their traditional territories. The alliance will block all proposed pipeline, tanker, and rail projects affecting indigenous territory, including: TransCanada Energy

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  • Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 21, 2016

    Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 21, 20160

    Winnipeg MP breaks ranks with Liberal caucus over controversial Site C project   The Justice for the Peace Caravan has recently traveled from British Columbia to Ottawa to focus attention on the importance of an appeal currently underway regarding the Site C project. The proposed B.C. Hydro project seeks to dam the Peace River and

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  • Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 7, 2016

    Onkwehonwe Week in Review: September 7, 20160

    Opaskwayak Cree trappers and fishers blockade highway over failed negotiations Near Gillam, Manitoba, the local Cree Fur Council and and the Opaskwayak Commercial Fishery Co-op shut down the highway, stopping trucks and equipment headed towards a massive hydro-electric development project. Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask generating station is one of several dams operating in Northern Manitoba. Several

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  • Onkwehonwe Week In Review: August 31, 2016

    Onkwehonwe Week In Review: August 31, 20160

    Health Canada closes nursing stations on remote Northern reserves with 2 days notice On August 23, federal officials shocked Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) with a memo saying that an “alternative delivery plan would go into effect on Thursday.” Although there is federal policy that states First Nations must be staffed with two nurses at all

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  • Onkwehonwe week in review: August 24, 2016

    Onkwehonwe week in review: August 24, 20160

    Indigenous leaders from across the country praise Gord Downie’s words at tour finale The Tragically Hip’s lead singer, Gord Downie, bas been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Since then, the Canadian band announced the Man Machine Poem tour as a way to say farewell to their fans across the country. The tour ended on Saturday,

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  • Onkwehonwe week in Review: August 17, 2016

    Onkwehonwe week in Review: August 17, 20160

    Caldwell First Nation hosts first ever pow wow on rematriated lands   Last weekend, a unique celebration happened; a powwow on land that was rematriated through the settlement of a 200-year-old land claim. The federal government approved a $105 million settlement that provided the opportunity for Caldwell to purchase 200 acres of farmland in Leamington,

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