Jacinda Beals Band releases new song in an effort to save Muskrat Falls and the Grand River.
“I love the fact that folks are speaking out about our lost services and our financial state, but I do feel we cannot call ourselves a compassionate people if we are not willing to stand up against Muskrat Falls.”
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.
Innu Nation Deputy Grand Chief Simeon Tshakapesh says in light of the urgent problems in Natuashish and Sheshatshiu, the Trudeau government’s first federal budget means Labrador Innu will be “left out in the cold again for the next four years.”
“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.”
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.
Oftentimes Remembrance Day ceremonies pass without mention of the Aboriginal Peoples who served a country that was undeniably disrespectful to them in return.
As mediation talks continue in a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada for its failure to recognize and take responsibility for N.L. residential school survivors, observers say the recently released Truth and Reconciliation report offers people in this province and across Canada an opportunity to pursue a meaningful course of action to repair the relationship between settlers and Indigenous Peoples.
Loretta Saunders’ sister launches ‘homicide survivor’ blog in the wake of yet another murder of an Indigenous woman in Canada. Meanwhile, Conservatives announce what critics are calling an inadequate strategy to address violence against Indigenous women.
Another cost of the Maritime Link
As the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada continues to rise at an alarming rate, people, human rights groups and politicians strengthen the call for a national public inquiry
The Innu elder and activist will lead one last walk through nutshimit, by snowshoe and toboggan, as a symbol of “Innu dedication to protecting the land, the children and the Innu way of life.”
What the Big Land’s flag means after 40 years
The St. John’s Native Friendship Centre presents its first annual ‘Spirit Song’ showcase and fundraiser Oct. 18-19 at LSPU Hall
The CBC has apologized for its problematic coverage of Innu communities. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Tourists are flocking to fish our rivers, which is great. But there needs to be some (real) regulation to ensure the rights of locals are protected.
Unresolved concerns over Peter Penashue’s 2011 campaign financing may undermine the integrity of the federal democratic process in Labrador as voters go to the polls.
Fancy that: a tremendously important event not covered at all by the media…
Angry elders and a community of people who’ve exhausted all other options are strong indicators Labrador’s Inuit-Metis have only two choices: lay down or stand up
Reflections on the meaning, and possibilities, of change in the North