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We are not political tools

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Politicians need to stop tokenizing and exploiting racialized and Indigenous people for political gain.

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No school for old (genocidal) men

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There can be no reconciliation without truth. And the truth is, John A. MacDonald’s legacy is tainted with Indigenous blood and tears.

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Colonialism in the justice system: Who’s to blame?

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When it comes to Inuk land protector Beatrice Hunter’s shameful treatment, everyone is trying to pass the buck — including those who bear ultimate responsibility.

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Muskrat Falls: A deadly boondoggle that will harm generations of Indigenous people

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As the megaproject inches closer to reality, opposition to its deadly impact is growing.

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Fear, anger, desperation, plans dominate Muskrat Falls rally

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Gathered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday, residents of communities around Lake Melville cited methylmercury, the North Spur and colonization as main concerns around Muskrat Falls. Many want the project shut down, and some are planning direct action on Monday.

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Muskrat Falls: Yes, there is a way out

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We can and must cancel Muskrat Falls. It’s really our only hope.

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Inaugural Mi’kmaq event set for this weekend in Bay of Islands

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The Elmastukwek Mawio’mi is a grassroots effort to revive an old Mi’kmaq tradition that involves people coming together and sharing in stories, music, food and ceremony, say organizers.

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We have the answers

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It was published almost 40 years ago, but the People’s Commission on Unemployment report reads as if it were written today.

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The Labrador Problem

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The recent provincial budget highlights structural issues with how services in Labrador are financed. Rather than assigning blame to various governments it is necessary that the provincial and federal governments re-evaluate how services are provided to isolated ‘territories’ lacking self-governance.

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Liberals’ austerity budget will hit most vulnerable hardest

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Despite reassurances by government that all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will share the burden of addressing the province’s $1.83 billion deficit, critics say the Liberals’ first round of austerity is disproportionately targeting the marginalized and least privileged first.

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Minister’s “illegal” caribou hunt argument is colonialist

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“For goodness sakes, let us understand that a way of life, a culture, a dependency of the Indigenous population on this land and surrounding areas is slyly being wiped away for the sake of political wants and to satisfy a disconnected population with no interest or ties to traditional practices in any meaningful way.”

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Toward reconciliation in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Amelia Reimer, one of the province’s most vocal advocates for Indigenous rights, fields questions about missing and murdered Indigenous women, residential schools, and the path toward reconciliation in N.L.

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Skating club backs away from offensive costumes

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Following concerns from members of the Mi’kmaq community, the Stephenville Figure Skating Club says it will not outfit its young skaters in costumes depicting Indigenous people and members of other marginalized groups. But the club has not acknowledge any problems with images shared in its Facebook group.

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“It’s opening up knowledge about our past”: Mi’kmaw Chief

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Stephen Augustine, a Hereditary Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, says a new free online course he is teaching from Cape Breton University about Mi’kmaq history and culture presents an important opportunity for those exploring their Mi’kmaq heritage and identity.

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Racism alive and well in St. John’s

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“I’m going on my third year living in St. John’s, and I’ve never been so hesitant to let people I meet know where and who I come from.”

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In praise of landlords

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After all, they let us get away with a lot

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Picking up speed

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The spread of technology means Northern life is no longer so remote. But technology can be a double-edged sword…

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Aboriginal Treatise

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National Aboriginal Day should be a day to celebrate all of our history together as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians – to reflect on how we have come to be on Aboriginal Land and on the status of our relationship

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Defining our culture

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Our columnist reflects on the meaning of ‘culture’…

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Getting recognized

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The story of a community’s struggle for recognition…

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