Coun. Ben Isitt supported the project, but said the city shouldn’t be moving people off the only green space in the area until it has fulfilled its commitment to replace the park that was given up for Rock Bay Landing in the first place.“I think the most fair approach would be for the city to be proactive and identify where that substitute green space is. If it’s not on this sunny slope, then the question is, where is it? I, personally, don’t have any interest in removing that gathering spot until we have identified where the alternate gathering spot is,” Isitt said.“It’s sort of a little bit disingenuous to say we’re still looking for land when the real intent seems to be shuffling these people along.”
By Johnny Hawk, Anishinabek News, Nov 19, 2013
A reclamation of Awenda Provincial Park is in its 19th month and nearby Springwater Provincial Park has also been occupied by members of Beausoleil First Nation.
“We began as a result of the illegal surrenders of our inherent rights and traditional territories along with the policies and laws enforced upon our people where the Chippewa Tri Council and Canada are in breach of the 1764 Niagara Covenant Chain Belt,” says camp spokesperson Kai Kai Kons.
By Alan S. Hale, Kenora Daily Miner and News, November 19, 2013
A group of about 20 women, their children and a few young men marched down the main road in Grassy Narrows First Nation on Monday afternoon, Nov. 18, to raise awareness of the problem of violence against women plaguing their community.
by Reclaim Turtle Island, November 20, 2013
FREEDOM FOR LAND DEFENDERS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS OF WAR
Southeastern Regional Correctional Centre in so-called New Brunswick has just placed Germain “Junior” Breau, 22, into solitary confinement. This is part of the ongoing mistreatment of Indigenous peoples inside of the Prison Injustice System, and a slap in the face to Land Defenders and Warriors standing up for the peoples against fracking.
There is no system of oppression in America that actively works to oppress and subjugate white people. Sorry to break it to you, but your individual suffering is just that, individual. The individuals acting against you do not have the institutionalized power to actively oppress you in every facet of your life, nor would their racism be upheld and supported by government, media, and legislation if they did. Because you’re white.
Are green groups ready for tarsands deal?
by Dawn Paley on Nov 20, 2013
Gone are the days when the tarsands were an obscure experiment in making oil from tar.
So called ‘British Columbia’, the colonial governmental authority that asserts ill-gotten power over hundreds of un-ceded indigenous territories, is in the midst of one of it’s regular farcical election campaigns. I too have a campaign for this ‘race’. It’s called ‘Revolution Now’ and the platform is simple: Put an end to the genocide and historicide and dissolve the provincial legislature totally and permanently. Recognize the authority of the traditional governance systems and stop assuming the right to exploit the land as we please. Read the rest of this entry