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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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  • The fight Canadian taxpayers paid

    The fight Canadian taxpayers paid0

    This week, a historic ruling came from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, finally acknowl-edging systemic discriminatory funding practices towards First Nations children by Canada’s federal government. The statistics are shocking. While the same standards of care apply for indigenous and non-indigenous children — First Nations are funded 22% less than those same services for non-First

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  • Brant/Brantford may be treading on thin ice

    Brant/Brantford may be treading on thin ice0

    BRANT/BRANTFORD – Transferring land around from municipality to municipality — especially on land under claim or patent — may put mayors and councillors in a dangerous legal position, so says Ontario Landowners Association (OLA) vice-president Liz Marshall. In an article entitled, “Officials who disregard property rights risk lawsuit” published in the OLA Annual (written by

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  • Op ed: Woman’s 831 km journey should inspire gratitude for natural world

    Op ed: Woman’s 831 km journey should inspire gratitude for natural world0

    What is it that makes a young woman decide to run 831 kilometres along the length of one of the most notorious oil pipelines in Canada?  Relationships grounded in mutual respect, dedication and love for the water are some of the reasons that motivated Rachel Thevenard to run against Line 9. On Dec. 5, 2015

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  • We must secure our rightful place in climate change talks

    We must secure our rightful place in climate change talks0

    TORONTO – As the Prime Minister and Premiers meet today in advance of attending the Paris Climate Change Conference, it is imperative that First Nation governments be included now in Canada’s united approach for protecting our lands and our planet for future generations. We all know, and are experiencing the threat of climate change and

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  • “But My Kid LOVES Pocahontas!”—Halloween, ‘Indian’ Costumes & Racism

    “But My Kid LOVES Pocahontas!”—Halloween, ‘Indian’ Costumes & Racism0

    Please stop yourself this Halloween season before saying any of these things out loud. (And read this instead.) “But it’s totally flattering to your culture when kids dress as ‘Indian Princesses’ and ‘Indian Warriors’! Why are you so offended? It’s just a Halloween costume… Pocahontas is a Disney princess. Do you get upset when kids

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