Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball meets with Labrador land protectors. Feb. 10, 2017. Photo by Janet Cooper.

Premier meets with Labrador land protectors

Written By: | February 13, 2017

Protectors say they are “shutting Muskrat Falls down”; Ball refuses to step down as minister of Labrador and Aboriginal affairs.

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Rocket January 2017

Between 1,000 and 2,000 people formed a human shield around the Masjid-an-Noor Mosque in St. John's Friday. Photo by Justin Brake.

People form “human shield” around St. John’s Mosque

By: | February 3, 2017

The act of solidarity comes less than a week after the Quebec Mosque Shooting and American President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning most refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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The Masjid an-Noor Mosque in St. John's. Facebook photo.

“We can mobilize”: N.L. Human Rights Chair after Quebec mosque shootings

By: | January 31, 2017

Solidarity actions with Muslim Canadians being organized in St. John’s and cities across Canada on Friday.

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Residents of North West River protested by holding a snowshoe and boil-up on Lake Melville. Photo courtesy Jan Morrison.

Women’s March on Washington elicits solidarity from Labrador, St. John’s

By: | January 21, 2017

“This behaviour will not be tolerated amongst our leaders here in Canada,” says speaker during St. John’s event.

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Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell. Photo by Justin Brake.

Protests continue as Mi’kmaq await enrolment outcome

By: | January 18, 2017

Qalipu Chief says band will not walk away from flawed agreement; critics say it’s the only way to achieve a fair process for all applicants.

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Women and allies protest Trump's election win Nov. 10 in Minneapolis, Minn. Photo: Fibonacci Blue / Flickr.

St. John’s rally to protest Trump, right-wing populism

By: | January 13, 2017

Jan. 21 event being held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.

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Land protectors shut down government office in Labrador

By: | January 13, 2017

Muskrat Falls protests continue Friday as land protectors deny access to Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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About 20 Labrador Land Protectors occupied the Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday morning. Photo by Mike Hynes.

Land protectors occupy government office, demand Muskrat Falls be “shut down”

By: | January 9, 2017

“We will take the actions necessary to ensure the continuation of our people and environment for many generations.”

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Photo by Jenne Nolan.

The Independent’s Top Stories of 2016

By: | December 31, 2016

Indigenous rights and economic inequality dominated The Independent’s coverage of Muskrat Falls and Budget 2016.

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“We should all be fighting together and standing together”: Mark Gruchy

By: | December 15, 2016

An interview with the 2016 N.L. Human Rights Award recipient.

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