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Aboriginal Issues

Reflections on a Labour Day

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 | 0 comments

This is an article I wrote a few years ago for a publication issued by the National Union of Public and General Employees. I don’t think they’ll mind if I re-issue it several Labour Days later. FIGHTING THE NEW FEUDALISM  by Silver Donald Cameron We are the wealthiest people in the history of the world. So how can it be that at the feet of the cold glass...

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Larry Kowalchuk

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Background Larry Kowalchuk is a courageous and distinguished human rights lawyer from Saskatchewan, who is acting for anti-fracking activists in New Brunswick. In 2013 anti-fracking protests took place in NB as a result of exploratory drilling and seismic testing by SWN Resources, a company that the NB government leased 2.5 million acres of public land to for...

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Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 | 0 comments

Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge are members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a native community in the heart of Ontario’s notorious “Chemical Valley”near Sarnia, which according to the World Health Organization has the worst air quality in Canada—pumping out more air pollution than the entire provinces of Manitoba or Saskatchewan or New Brunswick. They are also...

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John Borrows

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 | 0 comments

John Borrows is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated legal scholars and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota. He has written and spoken widely on aboriginal legal rights and traditions, treaties and land claims, and religion and the law. He’s also Anishinaabe, a member of the Neyaashiinigmiing community, the Cape Croker First Nation on Bruce...

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Edmund Metatawabin

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 | 0 comments

The oldest of 11 children, Edmund Metatawabin—the last name means “Ten Sunrises”—was born and raised in the valley of the Kistachowan Sipi, re-named in English as the Fort Albany River, in northern Ontario. His family lived as the Mushkegowuk (Lowlands Cree) had lived for millennia, and for the first seven years of his life Edmund spent his winters on an inland...

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Gregory Cajete

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 | 0 comments

Gregory is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has pioneered reconciling indigenous perspectives in sciences with a Western academic setting. Cajete earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and sociology from New...

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