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  • The Law of Mother Earth

    The Law of Mother Earth0

    by Gary Farmer Bolivia passes “Law of Mother Earth” which gives rights to our planet as a living system. The Law of Mother Earth (“Ley de Derechos de La Madre Tierra”) holds the land as sacred and holds it as a living system with rights to be protected from exploitation. This action in Bolivia started

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  • Canadians obligated to support indigenous languages

    Canadians obligated to support indigenous languages1

    By Amos Keye Jr. and Dr. Carrie Dyck In Canada’s Indian Residential School system, the 53 Indigenous languages spoken in Canada were suppressed, even demonized, silencing the voices of well over seven generations of Indigenous humanity. In the words of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “The intent … was to “kill the Indian in the

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  • “It’s Only A Month Away”

    “It’s Only A Month Away”0

    In regards to what I will be facing in the upcoming month; I already submitted two letters of recommendation and an essay to the Miss Indian World Pageant Committee, and the pageant itself will span from April 26- April 30. But, to be considered a competitor I have to sell a minimum of 500 raffle

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  • Ontario being bought by off-shore investors

    Ontario being bought by off-shore investors0

    By Ella Haley After the Provincial Government created the Ontario Greenbelt in 2005, an unforeseen land-buying frenzy began just beyond its borders. Developers, land bankers and their offshore investors have since bought up thousands of hectares of farmland in the counties of Brant, Simcoe, Niagara and Wellington. Brant County is a 30 minute drive west

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  • Breaking stereotypes

    Breaking stereotypes0

    By Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Ph.D. It is with great humility that I write this short article on what has been a very difficult conversation in the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Since late 2015, the courts have heard testimony on the seven Indigenous children who died while attending school in Thunder Bay in an effort to

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  • Op Ed: Trans-Pacific Partnership is colonization by corporation

    Op Ed: Trans-Pacific Partnership is colonization by corporation0

    On Feb. 4, 2016, trade representatives from 12 countries gathered to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Over 40 per cent of the global economy is represented by Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Japan — the signatory countries. Criticized for five years of secret negotiations

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