aboriginal Archive

  •   By JOSH PEDERSON Aboriginal women are three times more likely to live in impoverished conditions, three times more likely to have inadequate housing and are three times more likely to be victims of violence. These staggering facts are ones that must not be tolerated. The government has done little to remedy the problem and unless action is taken by Canadians, the cry for help will continue to echo down the corridor of forgottenness, unheard...

    Honouring Aboriginal victims

      By JOSH PEDERSON Aboriginal women are three times more likely to live in impoverished conditions, three times more likely to have inadequate housing and are three times more likely to be victims of violence. These staggering facts are ones that must not be tolerated. The government has done little to remedy the problem and unless action is taken by Canadians, the cry for help will continue to echo down the corridor of forgottenness, unheard...

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  • BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Who has great hair, a killer smile and approved the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 tarsands pipelines? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to be the climate leader Canadians wanted and instead CTV reported that in northern Alberta an estimated 380,000 litres of light petroleum spilled in June 2016. And in January 200,000 litres of oil spilled in Saskatchewan. Although it is the provinces’ responsibility to clean up the mess, it is the...

    We need to hold Trudeau accountable

    BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Who has great hair, a killer smile and approved the Kinder Morgan and Line 3 tarsands pipelines? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to be the climate leader Canadians wanted and instead CTV reported that in northern Alberta an estimated 380,000 litres of light petroleum spilled in June 2016. And in January 200,000 litres of oil spilled in Saskatchewan. Although it is the provinces’ responsibility to clean up the mess, it is the...

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  • By MATTHEW EVANGELISTA On Nov. 30 an aboriginal community took their fight to the Supreme Court of Canada saying The National Energy Board does not have the right to decide how First Nations land is used. For 40 years the Canadian government has used The National Energy Board (NEB) to get around opening discussion with First Nations on the topic of what the government can do on their land concerning pipelines and resource collection. According...

    First Nations fights back

    By MATTHEW EVANGELISTA On Nov. 30 an aboriginal community took their fight to the Supreme Court of Canada saying The National Energy Board does not have the right to decide how First Nations land is used. For 40 years the Canadian government has used The National Energy Board (NEB) to get around opening discussion with First Nations on the topic of what the government can do on their land concerning pipelines and resource collection. According...

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