First Nations

Mar 11, 2014

Film: How A People Live

The Nakwaxda'xw and Gwa'sala people were forcibly removed from their homelands in 1964. Now a new film by Lisa Jackson tells the story of their dislocation and of their fight to return.
Mar 6, 2014

Yukon government opens Peel River Watershed to mining

A planning commission of First Nations and government reps said most of this pristine wilderness should be protected from development. Last month the government stood this agreement on its head.
Feb 8, 2014

Admitting mistakes, Stephen Harper style

Daniel Wilson
In this blog, Daniel Wilson looks at the recent announcement of funding for First Nations education and other instances where Prime Minister Stephen Harper reversed himself.
Jan 20, 2014


One of the plays at the PuSH festival this week is set in the far North. It tells the story of the encounter between a museum worker from Toronto and a woman who lives in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
Dec 10, 2013

Let's raise the bar for 2014

David Suzuki
From Rob Ford to Senate scandals, from war to environmental catastrophe, it's been a strange year. It's time move beyond the madness and personal attacks and have some rational discussion.
Dec 4, 2013
Image: wikimedia commons

Indigenous languages crucial to cultural flourishing

Indigenous people have apparently been experiencing the slowest apocalypse in human history. Because over 500 years after Contact, millions of First Peoples continue to exist all over the Americas.
Nov 19, 2013
Image: flickr/Leadnow (Lou Musacchio)

In front of pipelines, I will support the Mohawks

Michel Lambert
With hundreds of others, Michel Lambert participated on November 16 in an unprecedented mobilization in Kanehsatà:ke (Oka), Mohawk Territory to unite resistance to pipelines and the tar sands.
Oct 19, 2013
Elsipogtog Solidarity Rally

Frackas in Elsipogtog

Christopher Majka
Violent confrontations between RCMP and protestors at Elsipogtog, NB have generated an explosion of concern across the country. What's at stake in this dispute? What lessons do we need to learn?


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