Kapyong Reconciliation

Treaty 1 First Nations are feeling vindicated after a celebratory press conference this month, wherein the federal government announced its intention to convey the Kapyong Barracks to them with the intent of transforming it, in due course, to an urban reserve. What a...

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Native empowerment (a very good week)

There’s just been a major uplift in the native empowerment movement nationally, as a result of a series of federal announcements that prioritizes Indigenous land-rights. Indeed, this should have been a major news story, yet it went unreported, as mainstream media got...

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Grizzlies in the Mist

First Nations lost an important lawsuit before the Supreme Court of Canada recently on account that their argument was found wanting: freedom of religion based upon traditional beliefs. Readers who have followed my tracking of the native legal winning streak will be...

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The Sound of Silence

So, what would have possessed the AFN chiefs committee on legislative reform to break-off discussions with the Trudeau Liberals? This rash action comes as the native legal winning streak in the resources sector closes-in on the 250-mark. Maybe they don’t think that...

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What to make of the so-called ‘split’ of Indian Affairs? Former Prime Minister Harper had changed its name, that is until current Prime Minister Trudeau changed it again: (‘Aboriginal’ under Harper) (‘Indigenous’ under Trudeau). But for some reason, changing the name...

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