“We’re running away from the people that we’re supposed to be representing,” says Calvin White.
Chief, Qalipu reps, elders taking fight for recognition of Newfoundland Mi’kmaq to Ottawa Friday.
Qalipu Chief says band will not walk away from flawed agreement; critics say it’s the only way to achieve a fair process for all applicants.
The Elmastukwek Mawio’mi is a grassroots effort to revive an old Mi’kmaq tradition that involves people coming together and sharing in stories, music, food and ceremony, say organizers.
The provincial government’s 2016 austerity budget has sparked province-wide outrage and politicized a “whole new generation of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians [who are] not going away.”
First Nations leaders, community groups and residents march in Corner Brook, call on Liberals to rescind austerity budget.
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.
Following concerns from members of the Mi’kmaq community, the Stephenville Figure Skating Club says it will not outfit its young skaters in costumes depicting Indigenous people and members of other marginalized groups. But the club has not acknowledge any problems with images shared in its Facebook group.
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.
Amid concerns around the potential for hydraulic fracturing to be permitted in the province, the leader of the official opposition says if his party forms government in the fall election the controversial method of oil extraction won’t happen without the approval of local residents and communities.
As the Indian status of about 70,000 people hinges on the outcome of negotiations between the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Grand Chief and Government of Canada, those left out of the conversation should embrace the opportunity to discuss what it ‘means’ to be Mi’kmaq.
Island’s First Nations movement strengthens with establishment of populated but landless Mi’kmaq band.