The Sixties Scoop - Home | Rewind with Michael Enright | CBC Radio: Over its many years, CBC Radio aired several programs to address indigenous issues. Shows like Indian Talk and The Way of the Indian were occasional features. By 1965, Indian Magazine was born. It grew up alongside a resurgent indigenous rights movement throughout North America and the show became a provocative, political and all indigenous. In 1970 it changed its name to Our Native Land and aired on CBC Radio until 1985. Unreserved, hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, is CBC Radio's weekly space for Indigenous community, culture and conversation. Last year Marcel Balfour, a former Chief of Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba, told his story of being a Sixties Scoop survivor. Rosanna also talked about fostering her two nieces.
Nuu-chah-nulth tired of waiting for crumbs from Canada | Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper: The leaders were marking the fact that, exactly one year after the Liberal government’s election on promises of a renewed nation-to-nation relationship, basic Indigenous fishing rights continue to be ignored.
In 2009, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that Nuu-chah-nulth people have the right to fish for, and sell, any species in their territories, but the leaders say almost nothing has changed seven years later.
Autlieyu (Francis Frank), a lead negotiator in the Nuu-chah-nulth fishing case, said it is frustrating to continue to fight a battle that was already won.
Gen. Wenda: West Papua is Ready to Function as a Postmodern Nation-State: [papuapost.com] It is important for all Melanesian leaders and tribal elders to understand, that I myself as an elder, would like to invite all Melanesian elders to pray for us in West Papua so that ULMWP has the ability and bravery to declare a "West Papua Provisional Government" not long from now. This is important in order for us Melanesian leaders and for the ULMWP to have a stronger position within international law in our South Pacific Region.
By declaring our West Papua Revolutionary Constitution (WPRC) on 13 September 2016, on the day we celebrated the 9th anniversary of UN Declarations on Indigenous Populations that was passed by the UNGA on the 61-session dated 13 September 2007. The UN Declaration on Indigenous Populations, particularly on Article 3. clearly stipulates
15 Other Indigenous Struggles You Need to Know About | Global Justice Ecology Project: All over the world today, Indigenous Peoples are confronting the destructive practices of industry—leading the charge against climate change while defending the lakes, forests and food systems that all of us depend on. At the same time, they are blocking governments from weakening basic rights and freedoms and turning to the courts of the world to correct over 500 years of historical wrongs. And all the while, Indigenous Peoples are breathing new life into the biocultural legacies that have the potential to sustain the entire human race until the sun goes nova.
#VivasNosQueremos: Women to Strike Across Americas Today to Protest Gender Violence | Democracy Now!
#VivasNosQueremos: Women to Strike Across Americas Today to Protest Gender Violence | Democracy Now!: Hundreds of thousands of women across Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, the United States and other countries are slated to join a women’s strike today to protest violence against women. The protests come after the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old Argentine girl named Luc�a P�rez earlier this month. The day’s protest are organized under the banner #MiercolesNegro, or Black Wednesday, and #VivasNosQueremos, or Alive We Want Us.
Artists Respond to Cleveland Team's Racist Logo: [canadianart.ca] There are sports commentators, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, who simply refuse to say the full name of the Cleveland team. Sportsnet newscaster Jamie Campbell and others have followed the lead of Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth, who made a promise in 1992 to stop saying racist team names on air after receiving a letter from an Indigenous fan from Northern Ontario asking Howarth to consider the offensive associations that these words carry.
"The Police Killings No One Is Talking About": Native Americans Most Likely to be Killed by Cops | Democracy Now!
"The Police Killings No One Is Talking About": Native Americans Most Likely to be Killed by Cops | Democracy Now!: A new investigation by In These Times explodes myths about who is most likely to die at the hands of police by revealing that, compared to their percentage of the U.S. population, Native Americans were more likely to be killed by police than any other group, including African Americans. It also found that cases of African-American police deaths tend to dominate headlines, while killings of Native people go almost entirely unreported by mainstream U.S. media. We speak with reporter Stephanie Woodard, who wrote the article, "The Police Killings No One Is Talking About," and with James Rideout, the uncle of Jacqueline Salyers, a 32-year-old pregnant mother and member of the Puyallup Tribe who was killed by police earlier this year in Tacoma, Washington.
Peru’s Amazon Plagued By Oil Spill, Again | OilPrice.com: On Saturday, Petroperu said in a statement that a third-party attack against its Northern Peruvian Pipeline caused a spill, adding that it had launched a contingency plan to contain it. The company is in constant coordination with the authorities, regulatory and supervising bodies, it said, and attributed the spill to vandals.
Peru’s environmental regulator, OEFA, also issued a statement on Saturday, saying that it is launching an investigation into the oil spill and will be monitoring how Petroperu will implement its contingency plan.
FAO - News Article: Putting indigenous peoples’ rights at the center of development: The Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) outlines essential ways to ensure Indigenous Peoples, can give or withold their consent to interventions proposed in their lands and territories and do so free of coercion, prior to any decisions being made, and with the necessary information presented to them in a culturally appropriate way.
Indigenous Peoples make up 75 percent of the world's cultural diversity and are custodians of no less than 80 percent of the world's biodiversity. This biodiversity holds valuable answers for current and future food challenges, including climate change.
NYT: Nicaragua Dispute Over Indigenous Land Erupts in Wave of Killing | Global Justice Ecology Project
NYT: Nicaragua Dispute Over Indigenous Land Erupts in Wave of Killing | Global Justice Ecology Project: One indigenous village was burned to the ground. At least 600 indigenous people have fled to neighboring Honduras, where they live in dirt and squalor, advocates say. The killings of at least 30 Miskitos have been documented; the settlers say at least 80 farmers have also been killed, but have been unable to provide a list of names.
Berta Cáceres's name was on Honduran military hitlist, says former soldier | World news | The Guardian
Berta Cáceres's name was on Honduran military hitlist, says former soldier | World news | The Guardian - Lists featuring the names and photographs of dozens of social and environmental activists were given to two elite units, with orders to eliminate each target, according to First Sergeant Rodrigo Cruz, 20.
Cruz’s unit commander, a 24-year-old lieutenant, deserted rather than comply with the order. Cruz – who asked to be identified by a pseudonym for fear of reprisal – followed suit, and fled to a neighbouring country. Several other members of the unit have disappeared and are feared dead.
princegeorgecitizen.com / BC Treaty Commission aims for more First Nations deals with expedited process
BC Treaty Commission aims for more First Nations deals with expedited process: [princegeorgecitizen.com] The treaty more than doubled the size of the Tsawwassen reserve south of Vancouver and provided members with millions of dollars in economic benefits that allowed it to develop its land, which includes a mall that opened this month showcasing indigenous art.
The latest agreement for the independent treaty commission came earlier this year.
PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Extends Heartfelt Condolences to Family and Loved Ones of the Late Annie Pootoogook - NWAC
PRESS RELEASE: NWAC Extends Heartfelt Condolences to Family and Loved Ones of the Late Annie Pootoogook - NWAC - October 13, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family, loved ones, and Inuit community known to the late Annie Pootoogook, an admired, internationally-acclaimed Inuit artist. Our heart goes out to the Inuit community members across Canada who are in the midst of mourning their loss at today’s memorial at St. Paul’s Eastern United Church in Ottawa, Ontario and at yesterday’s funeral at Pootoogook’s hometown of Cape Dorset, Nunavut.
In solidarity with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, we would also like to sternly condemn the racist and derogatory comments posted online by an Ottawa police officer after the body of Annie Pootoogook was found in Ottawa’s Rideau River on September 19.
Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada said, “We will not be commenting on Annie’s death at this time, out of respect for her family’s wishes.”
NWAC supports Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, in calling for stern disciplinary action against the officer whose hurtful and despicable words further highlight the issue of systemic racism against Indigenous peoples in Canada and the urgent need to address it.
Outrageous! Felony Charges Given to Journalist Filming Anti-Pipeline Protest: This should send a chill down the spine of every documentary filmmaker and journalist. In my view, the North Dakota police are in violation of the First Amendment, charging a documentary filmmaker with conspiracy rather than viewing her as a reporter/journalist exercising her First Amendment right is unfair, unjust and illegal. We need a show of support right now for Deia's immense courage and for the First Amendment.
Now here is the really bad news and this is why we need you to act right now. This afternoon she was escorted to the courthouse where she was charged with Class A and C felony charges that carry 45 years maximum sentences combined. She has been charged with: two Class A felony charges and one Class C felony charge, and conspiracy to theft of property, conspiracy to theft of services and conspiracy to tampering with or damaging a public service.
No a la minería en el Soconusco, Chiapas - [http://cdmch.org/] - En respuesta al riesgo que representa la extracción y explotación minera en los municipios de Acacoyagua y Escuintla, Región del Soconusco, el pasado 26 de septiembre de este año el Frente Popular en Defensa del Soconusco 20 de junio (FPDS) instaló dos campamentos civiles con el fin de cerrar el paso a personal de la empresa El Puntal S.A de C.V que, desde hace 15 años, está afectando la reserva El Triunfo, en la Sierra Madre de Chiapas.
Los campamentos instalados en las comunidades Santa Anita y Las Cadenas, ambas en Acacoyagua, impiden el paso de la maquinaria que explotaba 500 hectáreas del predio Casas Viejas mismo que se ubica entre las comunidades de Magnolia, Los Cacaos y Satélite Morelia. No obstante, el daño ambiental a las comunidades cercanas persiste ya que actualmente otros tres proyectos mineros permanecen con actividad en este municipio.
Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners | Democracy Now!
Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners | Democracy Now!: A New York Times investigation has found at least half of the 39 detainees who went through the CIA’s so-called enhanced interrogation program have since shown psychiatric problems—some have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, paranoia, depression or psychosis. These detainees were subjected to torture techniques such as severe sleep deprivation, waterboarding, mock execution, sexual violations and confinement in coffin-like boxes in secret CIA prisons and at Guant�namo. We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen and military psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Xenakis.
Ottawa police chief admits comments posted by officer about Annie Pootoogook were ‘racist’ - APTN National NewsAPTN National News: Jorge Barrera
APTN National News
Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said comments recently posted online by one of his officers about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook and Indigenous peoples were “racist.”
Bordeleau said the comments damaged the relationship between the police and the Indigenous community in the city.
“The comments are racist, they don’t reflect the value of the Ottawa police service,” said Bordeleau, during an interview with APTN’s Nation to Nation program which aired Thursday. “They have undone some of the tremendous work that our officers are doing each and every day to build strong relationships with our Indigenous communities.”
The comments were posted by Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar through Facebook in response to an Ottawa Citizen story about Pootoogook’s death. They were posted several days after she was found in the Rideau River on Sept. 19.
Standing Rock: ‘We’re not gonna be silent anymore’ - Windspeaker - AMMSA: “I made a vow to protect the land and to protect the water, but most of all, I would protect my children and that’s what I’m doing,” said Wilma Steele of Standing Rock Nation. She has four children ages 9, 5, 3 and 2 years old.
“They’re my motivation,” she said. “They’re my strength to keep me going. When I look at them, I tell myself, ‘I gotta fight harder against this pipeline’.”
The planned Dakota Access Pipeline would go through the Standing Rock territory and would carry crude oil through four states—North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois, putting land and major waterways at risk. The proposed route crosses the Missouri River, the longest river in the United States.