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Hunter vows to continue fighting Muskrat Falls

Written By: | June 14, 2017

Inuk grandmother and land protector confronts premier as Nalcor delays plans to lower Muskrat Falls reservoir levels contrary to leaders’ agreement.

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Denesuline land defenders in Northern Saskatchewan expressed their support for Beatrice Hunter this week, demanding that the Inuk grandmother and land protector be "immediately released, and escorted back to her homelands." Submitted photo.

Support growing for Beatrice Hunter

By: | June 8, 2017

Protests in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, St. John’s, Rigolet and Ottawa cap off a week of calls from across Canada for the release of incarcerated Inuk grandmother and land protector.

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Beatrice Hunter and her daughter Tuttu during a Muskrat Falls protest last winter. Beatrice Hunter / Facebook

Amnesty International investigating Beatrice Hunter’s incarceration

By: | June 7, 2017

Province, federal government and Nalcor all have a hand in the incarceration of the Inuk grandmother and land protector, says Amnesty spokesperson.

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Beatrice Hunter during one of her court appearances in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Facebook photo.

I choose not to be assimilated and oppressed: Beatrice Hunter

By: | June 3, 2017

Inuk grandmother and land protector speaks out from Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

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RCMP and Sheriff's officers remove Beatrice Hunter from a police van after supporters blocked the vehicle from taking Hunter away May 29, 2017. Facebook photo.

Inuit grandmother jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls

By: | May 31, 2017

“I have to be brave for her,” says 23-year-old son of Beatrice Hunter, who is described as a “family-oriented” person who would “never hurt a fly.”

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Photo by Hans Rollmann.

Truth first, then reconciliation

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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