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Truth first, then reconciliation

Written By: | May 27, 2017

Some say the premier must do more to understand the lived experiences of Indigenous people and communities in this province if he is sincere about reconciliation.

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Mud Lake on Friday, May 19, two days after the flood. Yvonne Jones / Facebook.

“I have nothing else left to lose”: Mud Lake leader to Nalcor

By: | May 22, 2017

Locals debate whether, and how, to stop Muskrat Falls before any further damage is done.

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Photo by Justin Brake.

Cop behind violent Muskrat Falls arrest named “Officer of the Year”

By: | May 20, 2017

“I’ll never ever forget his face,” says Rigolet resident Emily Wolfrey, shocked by news that RCMP Cpl. Troy Bennett was named “Officer of the Year” by Crime Stoppers NL on Friday.

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Elizabeth Penashue is joined by land protector Marjorie Flowers (left) on a 10 km walk along the Trans Labrador Highway to the main entrance to the Muskrat Falls project site. Photo by Denise Cole.

Penashue resumes protest of Muskrat Falls

By: | May 19, 2017

Innu Elder Elizabeth Penashue is back outside the main gate of the Muskrat Falls hydro project following the flooding of one downstream community.

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Hans Rollmann accepts his Gold Atlantic Journalism Award for "Best Commentary". Photo by Justin Brake.

The Independent wins Gold Atlantic Journalism Award

By: | May 8, 2017

Hans Rollmann takes home top award for “Best Commentary”.

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Indy editor challenges Prime Minister on press freedom

By: | May 4, 2017

In Twitter essay, Justin Brake responds to Justin Trudeau’s World Press Freedom Day statement.

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Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe, who led a march up the Trans Labrador Highway outside the Muskrat Falls project site last Oct. 16, has asked Premier Dwight Ball to advocate for charges against land protectors to be dropped. Photo by Sam Culleton.

Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges

By: | April 15, 2017

Amid claims of double standards, questions of politics, justice and reconciliation remain unanswered.

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Finance Minister Cathy Bennett delivers the 2017 budget speech in the House of Assembly, April 6, 2017. Photo by Brian Carey.

Budget 2017 poised to increase inequality in N.L., critics say

By: Hans Rollmann and Justin Brake | April 8, 2017

Are the Liberals trying to balance the books at the expense of the province’s most vulnerable?

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Atlantic Journalism Awards

Independent columnist nominated for regional journalism award

By: | March 27, 2017

Hans Rollmann’s commentary on Ball Government’s proposed across-the-board cuts named a finalist in the Atlantic Journalism Awards.

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the 2017 Budget Speech. Finance Canada / YouTube.

Women’s, Indigenous, labour leaders underwhelmed by federal budget

By: | March 26, 2017

The Trudeau Government’s 2017 budget has left some wondering if the Liberals intend to address the crises of economic and gender inequality and First Nations housing.

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