Labrador mayors say Muskrat Falls meeting between premier and Indigenous leaders should include municipal representation.
Demands have not changed; RCMP confirms reinforcements arriving; hunger strikes add urgency to meeting with government.
We have all learned something important from the courage of Labradorians
Land protectors storm site, win temporary halt to flooding.
Pam Palmater, one of Canada’s top lawyers, says the federal government must intervene.
“The best safeguard to me personally is to not go ahead with the project. But there’s a reality there, and as much as I want or I wish, that the project isn’t going to be stopped.”
Simultaneous protests against Muskrat Falls and Nalcor planned for Labrador and St. John’s on Friday, with further actions in the works for Monday as part of a national Indigenous day of action.
“Students call on government, Nalcor to take action to protect Indigenous lives.”
Former Innu leader Bart Jack says he wants the project shut down and is joining a group on a walk to the North Spur on Monday in an act of civil disobedience.
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.
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.
“It’s absolutely unacceptable. This is human life, this is a traditional way of living,” says student who posted hundreds of posters condemning Liberal MHAs.
$11.4 billion later and counting, Labrador’s controversial hydroelectric dam has done irreversible damage, say three locals who traveled up the Grand River to Muskrat Falls Wednesday. But the reservoir isn’t flooded yet.
Members of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation head to the polls on Friday to elect a new chief and council to lead the large, landless band through the next three years, which candidates expect will be difficult.
Next time someone complains about “drunken Indians” or makes a “gas-sniffing” joke, remember how the legacy of systematic neglect, abuse, abduction, rape and genocide of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people persists today — and how we’re doing very little about it.
During his first week on the job as the provincial NDP’s new leader, Earle McCurdy fields questions on Indigenous rights, Muskrat Falls, climate change, CETA, the fisheries, the economy and musical chairs in Cabinet
Why forcing medical treatment on aboriginal Canadians isn’t as simple as forcing it on other Canadians, but we should probably do it anyway
Violence against Aboriginal women is not just about Aboriginal women; it is equally about those who commit the violence and the societal values and cultural attitudes that allow it to be commonplace
Revelations of federal government surveillance of protests and public lectures may hint at the Harper government’s sense of “vulnerability”, says MUN grad student
From the Franklin Expedition to our missing and murdered women, Indigenous voices are being overshadowed