Tag Archives: Turtle Island

The MP for Owen Sound opens old wounds on Native fishing rights in the Bruce

“With the Natives pushing to come into the Bays, it is a deliberate attempt at confrontation. That’s what they want.” With words like these, Larry Miller, (Con, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) criticized a new Aboriginal commercial fishing agreement signed between Ontario and … Continue reading

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Mr Harper’s End Game

It is telling that the Idle No More movement started with four First Nations women—Nina Wilson, Sylvia McAdam, Jessica Gordon and Sheelah McLean who gave the first “Idle No More” teach-in. Sylvia McAdam is a lawyer, as is Tanya Kappo, … Continue reading

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Shooting Star: Tecumseh Redux

“Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett, the Mochican, the Pocanet, and other powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and oppression of the white man … Sleep not longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws … Continue reading

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Nukes in the Bruce: will SW Ontario be the nuclear dumpsite for Canada?

At the beginning of everything, the Navajo were shown two yellow powders. One they could use—it was maize pollen. The other they were told to leave in the ground. That was oxidized uranium. No one talks of “clean” nuclear energy … Continue reading

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“We have a different understanding”

This article appeared in the Sunnmedia chain the week of January 28, 2012 under the heading “Two cultures, ‘six killer apps,’ One divide.” At the January 23rd summit meeting between First Nations Chiefs and the Prime Minister of the rest … Continue reading

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Chief Ralph

Ralph Akiwenzie, Chief of Chippewas of Nawash, died the morning of March 4, 2011. If there is a gentleman more gentle a man than Ralph Akiwenzie, I would very much like to meet him. Time and time again during his … Continue reading

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In Support of Direct Action on Land Claims

February 28, 2007 is the first anniversary of the occupation of land on a building site in Caledonia. I’d like to take a look at what’s really going on here and elsewhere in the context of a Sun Times’ editorial, … Continue reading

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