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 2016. The effects are still being felt by the Nation today and has had a dramatic impact on their culture, way of life and food sources.

“It still gets emotional. I still see the tug and barge up on the rock as I sit here. You can smell the diesel oil, the different lubricants. I just broke down.”

Russell Windsor, Heiltsuk Mariner

On October 19th, we will meet with Chief Marilyn Slett and Hereditary Chief Frank Brown to get an update on the legal challenge and delve into the stories of Heiltsuk Nation’s ongoing challenges since the spill — while staying grounded in the hope that propels the Nation forward. Register here.

Indiginews: Tk’emlúps film panel reflects on the power of storytelling and a ‘golden age’ for Indigenous cinema

Read more on this story from Indiginews here

The Guardian: Australia rejects proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in constitution

Read more on this story from The Guardian here

BBC:  Why Australia and New Zealand took different paths on Indigenous journey

Read more on this story from BBC here

Global News: Eagle’s nest platform installed at Indigenous garden in Kingston, Ont.

Read more on this story from Global News here

The Narwhal: Vandalism of sacred site in Ontario reveals disregard for First Nations history and presence

Read more on this story from The Narwhal here

The Narwhal: An update on our RCMP lawsuit — and what’s happening with Coastal GasLink

Read more on this story from The Narwhal here

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