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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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  • The Great Law: Peace is Action

    The Great Law: Peace is Action0

    By Damian Webster, Onödowa’ga:’ When I look at where our nations were before the Peacemaker came, I see that he pulled off “mission impossible.” How else can you explain the unification of five nations that could never get even with each other? Some say it took him a hundred years to bring our nations together,

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  • What does My Life Look Like as an Intergenerational survivor?

    What does My Life Look Like as an Intergenerational survivor?0

    As an intergenerational survivor with children of my own, I know it is possible to go through a great deal of pain and come out on the other side with hope, social and academic competence, and joy.  My children received the opportunities and gifts my mother and I were not able to experience.  They had

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  • Valcourt deserves Mulcair’s stink-eye for many more reasons than sitting.

    Valcourt deserves Mulcair’s stink-eye for many more reasons than sitting.0

    By now you’ve likely seen the picture floating around the Internet. The picture I’m talking about shows NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and two of his MPs Romeo Saganash and Niki Ashton standing proudly in ovation when Justice Murray Sinclair called for an inquiry on the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women at the recent

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