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
Another cost of the Maritime Link
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.”
Beyond the colourful media coverage and incriminatory political punditry that have turned Kathy Dunderdale’s resignation into the biggest story of the year, is that other story that isn’t going anywhere: reality
What the Big Land’s flag means after 40 years
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…
As discontent over Muskrat Falls mounts in Labrador, 74-year-old Jim Learning is being detained in solitary confinement and is on day five of a hunger strike that began with his April 5 arrest. He is calling for unity among Labrador’s aboriginal groups and non-aboriginal residents.
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
The origins of permits and licenses from one culture doesn’t always transfer to another easily. Nor does it reflect the real reason for the permits in the first place – protecting the resource.
With the Government of Canada offering a loan guarantee for the hydro-electric development on the Lower Grand River, the Muskrat Falls controversy is heating up and provoking backlash from angry Labradorians.
Against intensifying discontent over what many are calling “undemocratic” governance, the Dunderdale-led PCs are pressing to sanction the Muskrat Falls megaproject. As a result, more people are going outside, meeting others and finding new ways to make their voices heard.
I just spent a week in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. I’ve always been jealous of their regional governance, but now have a new appreciation for our ability to help our neighbours and help ourselves in the process.
Our columnist reflects on the meaning of ‘culture’…
Something was forgotten in the recent provincial election…