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Muskrat Falls resistance growing across Canada

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Embattled hydro megaproject is a test of the federal government’s commitment to reconciliation and internationally recognized rights of Indigenous peoples, say organizers.

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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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Hunter vows to continue fighting Muskrat Falls

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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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Support growing for Beatrice Hunter

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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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I choose not to be assimilated and oppressed: Beatrice Hunter

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

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Free Beatrice Hunter

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The Inuk land protector and grandmother is not a threat. She’s a political prisoner.

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Inuit grandmother jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls

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“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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Truth first, then reconciliation

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

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

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Qalipu enrolment outcome “next big reconciliation issue” in Canada: Chief

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Chief, Qalipu reps, elders taking fight for recognition of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq to Ottawa Friday.

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Land protectors shut down government office in Labrador

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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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Land protectors steadfast in face of latest Nalcor injunction

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Eight arrested at Happy Valley-Goose Bay courthouse Tuesday as Crown corporation names Elder and photojournalist on latest injunction amid amplified calls for the complete shut down of Muskrat Falls.

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Muskrat Falls: Reconciliation, or Assimilation?

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As Nalcor prepares for the first phase of flooding, we take a closer look at the implications Muskrat Falls could have for reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Labrador.

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Muskrat Falls threatens locals’ food, way of life

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Anxiety rises in Labrador as the province and Nalcor ignore recommendations from scientists and Indigenous leaders to clear dam’s reservoir and minimize the threat of methylmercury poisoning in communities downstream.

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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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“How much do we have to give up before we say that’s enough?”

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“We can take a stand — in our presence, in our words, in our willingness to unite, in our willingness to understand why we are like we are and in the effort to decolonize and take our rightful place on and for our land.”

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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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