UN Special Rapporteur welcomed to Winnipeg with Jingle Dress Dance

WINNIPEG – Portage and Main, the busiest intersection in downtown Winnipeg was closed to traffic and instead rang out with jingles, drumming, whoops, and singing…

UN Rapporteur concludes his tour of Canada

OTTAWA-UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya concluded his tour of Canada earlier today with a press conference reviewing his findings. Anaya met with federal and provincial…

“FRACK OFF!” Elsipogtog First Nation announces major land reclamation in ongoing anti-fracking struggle

After months of arrests and mounting resistance against shale gas exploration in New Brunswick on Mi’kmaq territory, the anti-fracking movement upped the ante this past…

TWO ROW AT THE HAGUE

The Two Row Wampum (first made between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch 400 years ago) as well as the United Nation Declaration on the Rights…

Walking With Our Sisters Memorial opens in Edmonton

EDMONTON – When Metis artist Christi Belcourt heard about the disappearance of a number of indigenous women in her area, she was overwhelmed with emotion.…

Mohawk Workers may have helped bring UN to investigate Canada

SIX NATIONS – A delegation of Mohawk Workers have been invited to Ottawa by Special Rapporteur James Anaya to discuss in greater detail matters earlier…

Train derailment in Sask. Used By Premier to Call for More Oil Pipelines

Last Wednesday, September 25, a Canadian National Rail train with 17 cars carrying hazardous materials, including flammable petroleum, ethanol, and other chemicals, derailed near Landis,…

AFN Chief Atleo supports resource extraction – but wants respect and better terms

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, spoke to the Vancouver Board of Trade last week, indicating a willingness to…

Vancouver’s ‘Walk for Reconciliation’ for residential schools attracts tens of thousands

On Sunday, September 22, tens of thousands of people braved the pouring rain in Vancouver on a “Walk for Reconciliation” to mark a week of…

Under pressure: Alberta to conduct hearings into Peace River pollution

After much delay, the Alberta government has finally buckled to public pressure to conduct public hearings into the pollution of the Peace River region, with…

Aboriginal Affairs critic Carolyn Bennett talks with Two Row Times

OTTAWA – The election has not yet been called, but the race is underway nonetheless. The Two Row Times conducted a telephone interview with Federal…

Lakotas face off with white supremacists in Leith, North Dakota

LEITH, North Dakota — On Sunday, September 22nd, Lakotas and Dakotas arrived in Leith, near the Standing Rock Indian Nation, to defend the town from…

“Jaywalking to jail” in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)  – a people’s organization in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver made up of over 2000 drug…

Mi’kmaq warriors arrested in ongoing movement against fracking in New Brunswick

In the latest turn of events in the movement against ‘fracking’ in New Brunswick, Mi’kmaq warriors were swarmed, arrested, and charged by the RCMP for…

Wendat Nation buries grave-robbed remains of 1,760 ancestors

Any people would be horrified to think of the remains of their ancestors totalling a large part of their nation to have been stolen from…