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Indigenous Resistance to Mining: Ontario First Nations Call for Year-Long Moratorium on Mining Claims 

By Levin Chamberlain / February 12, 2024 / Comments Off on Indigenous Resistance to Mining: Ontario First Nations Call for Year-Long Moratorium on Mining Claims 

The Chiefs of Ontario have called for a year-long pause on all mining claims on their territories in the face of rampant mining speculation. Still: the province keeps issuing mining tenures without the consent of 133 First Nations.  The Ontario provincial government began using an online system for staking mineral claims in 2018, allowing individuals…

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First Nation appeals court decision

By RAVEN / January 11, 2024 / Comments Off on First Nation appeals court decision

Repost from CIM Magazine. Read full article here Leaders of the Gitxaała Nation applauded a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that the province’s online claim staking system violates the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous peoples. But the Nation is pursuing a partial appeal of the decision, arguing that the court should have prevented further staking…

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RAVEN’s 2023 reflections (part 1)

By RAVEN / December 14, 2023 / Comments Off on RAVEN’s 2023 reflections (part 1)

It’s been an amazing year of stretching our wings. As we look back at a wild 2023, we’re  filled with gratitude as we reflect on the legal precedents we’ve set, new legal challenges launched, and bold alliances forged. This year, we’ve rallied on the court steps in support of Gitxaała Nation,  paddled up to a…

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Weekly News Roundup (Oct 15 – Oct 21): News you may have missed this week

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Weekly News Roundup (Oct 15 – Oct 21): News you may have missed this week

Here’s our Weekly News Round up for Oct 15 – 21st! We are using our blog and social media to amplify news that may have been missed due Bill C-18 in Canada. Share widely! CBC: Ottawa fighting to avoid paying $80M in First Nations child welfare legal fees Read more on this story from CBC…

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Reflections on the Water: Festival Afloat 2023 recap

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Reflections on the Water: Festival Afloat 2023 recap

As we lower our sails and anchor for the fall, we are reflecting on another successful year of Festival Afloat. We are still basking in the excitement of our adventure on the water (and land)! Thanks to the support of business sponsors, artists, volunteers, Indigenous knowledge keepers, and donors we managed to raise 55K for…

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Weekly News Roundup (Oct 8 – Oct 14): News you may have missed this week

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Weekly News Roundup (Oct 8 – Oct 14): News you may have missed this week

Here’s our Weekly News Round up for Oct 8 – 14th! We are using our blog and social media to amplify news that may have been missed due Bill C-18 in Canada. Share widely! This week was the annivesary of the devastating Nathan E Stewart oil spill that happened in Heiltsuk territory on Oct 13th…

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Weekly News Roundup (Sept 29 – Oct 7): News you may have missed this week

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Weekly News Roundup (Sept 29 – Oct 7): News you may have missed this week

***TW mentions MMIWG*** Here’s our Weekly News Round up for September 29 to Oct 7th! We are using our blog and social media to amplify news that may have been missed due Bill C-18 in Canada. This week, Oct 4th, marked the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit…

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Weekly News Roundup (Sept 22 – 29): News you may have missed this week

By Karissa Chandrakate / September 29, 2023 / Comments Off on Weekly News Roundup (Sept 22 – 29): News you may have missed this week

Here’s our Weekly News Round up for September 22 to 29th! We are using our blog and social media to amplify media outlets and journalists who are being censored by Bill C-18 in Canada.  This week, Indigenous Nations and their supporters took to the streets of Toronto to say no to mining on their territory…

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Things to do on Orange Shirt Day

By Karissa Chandrakate / September 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Things to do on Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day, also called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is observed yearly on September 30 in Canada. It’s a day for all Canadians to reflect, learn and engage in discussion about the residential school system. It’s a chance for all Canadians to learn about the country’s colonial history and how it has –…

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Weekly News Roundup (Sept 16 – Sept 21): News you may have missed this week

By Karissa Chandrakate / September 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Weekly News Roundup (Sept 16 – Sept 21): News you may have missed this week

Here’s our Weekly News Round up for September 16 to 21st! We are using our blog and social media to amplify media outlets and journalists who are being censored by Bill C-18 in Canada.  Share widely! This week Premiere Doug Ford rescinded his plans to develop the Greenbelt, a protected area of greenspace consisting of…

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