“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.
We can and must cancel Muskrat Falls. It’s really our only hope.
“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.”
It was published almost 40 years ago, but the People’s Commission on Unemployment report reads as if it were written today.
“[T]his government did not concede anything out of ‘caring’. They were drove to their knees by the pressure from the marchers…”
Newfoundland and Labrador needs its young people now more than ever.
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.
Budget 2016 was not about making tough choices. It was about taking from the poor to protect the rich.
“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.
“Our best hope for a better deal is to argue, in the court of Canadian public opinion if not in the court of law, that the contract is undemocratic.”
“The time for excuses is gone. The time for action is now.”
The province’s transfer of land to Canada for the establishment of Labrador’s largest park reserve is a big step, but there’s much more to be done.
Nunatsiavut launches campaign in effort to prevent loss of traditional food supply and risk to Inuit health; NDP only party to back them.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay can and should open its doors to refugees fleeing violence in Syria, while also finding a permanent solution to ending homelessness in Central Labrador.
Oftentimes Remembrance Day ceremonies pass without mention of the Aboriginal Peoples who served a country that was undeniably disrespectful to them in return.
Here’s what connecting Labrador’s northernmost communities to the rest of the Big Land would likely entail.
“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.”
Was Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest expenditure ever a mistake?
“As they come looking for your vote, I beg you to please engage, ask questions, demand answers and stick around for the accountability!”