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Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec

      by Traditional Mi’kmag 1st & 7th District Chiefs / Intercontinental Cry Today, we traditional council chiefs from the 1st and the 7th Districts of Mi’kma’ki have gathered at the Junexit Banquet organized by the Camp by the River. We are here not only to support the occupation that has been set up on August … Continue reading Mi’kmag Traditional Chiefs Oppose Junex Projects in Gaspesie, Quebec

Flash Mob for Barriere Lake: No means never, Copper One

     by Barriere Lake Solidarity When: Thursday, June 1st, 4:15pm Where: 65 Queen Street West, 8th floor, Toronto Join us for a flash rally outside of the Annual General Meeting of Copper One – a mining company that has been relentlessly pursuing a claim on Barriere Lake’s land despite firm and repeated refusals by the … Continue reading Flash Mob for Barriere Lake: No means never, Copper One

Corporation raiding Algonquin territory for minerals, selling to Toyota for Prius battery production

By Claire Stewart-Kanigan / The Dominion “Eco-consciousness” and “green living” are centrepieces of product branding for the Toyota Prius. But that feel-good packaging has rapidly worn thin for members of the Algonquin Nation and residents of Kipawa, Quebec, who are now fighting to protect traditional Algonquin territory from devastation in the name of hybrid car battery production. In 2011, … Continue reading Corporation raiding Algonquin territory for minerals, selling to Toyota for Prius battery production

Cherine Akkari: Local Food Systems in Quebec

By Cherine Akkari / Deep Green Resistance Over the past few decades, our food system has become increasingly globalized [10]. With the rise of agribusiness, the ability to transport food cheaply over long distances and the development of food preservation techniques have enabled the distance between farm and market to increase dramatically. Recently, such practices … Continue reading Cherine Akkari: Local Food Systems in Quebec

Barriere Lake Algonquin vow to stop corporation trying to clearcut their land

By David Koch, Neal Rockwell, Pei Ju-Wang, and Tim McSorley / Montreal Media Co-op For two weeks now, members of the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake have been standing fast in their opposition to clearcut logging on their territory. On July 2, 2012, residents of Barriere Lake, located four hours north of Montreal, noticed loggers … Continue reading Barriere Lake Algonquin vow to stop corporation trying to clearcut their land

Police threaten to arrest Barriere Lake Algonquins for protecting sacred sites from logging

By Barriere Lake Solidarity Around 20-30 members of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake were read their rights by Sûreté du Québec officers late last night, warning of arrests today if people did not allow logging to proceed. Yesterday, families from the Barriere Lake Algonquin First Nation who are impacted by the Resolute logging operation issued … Continue reading Police threaten to arrest Barriere Lake Algonquins for protecting sacred sites from logging

Cree Nation of Mistissini voices categorical opposition to any uranium mining on their lands

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry The Cree Nation of Mistissini has made their position clear. They are unequivocally opposed to any uranium development in Eeyou Istchee (Cree for “The People’s Land”). On June 5, Chief Richard Shecapio carried the words of his community to a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) public hearing in Mistissini, Quebec. … Continue reading Cree Nation of Mistissini voices categorical opposition to any uranium mining on their lands

Quebec police dismantle Innu barricade against dam project

By Ahni / Intercontinental Cry Quebec provincial police went on the march last Friday to dismantle a blockade that a group of Innu citizens erected to protest the construction of hydro transmission lines through their traditional territory. According to available reports, no one was arrested during the court-backed offensive, which the Innu passively tried to … Continue reading Quebec police dismantle Innu barricade against dam project

Algonquins of Barriere Lake continue protest against imposed council

By Gale Courey Toensing / Indian Country Today While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was holding his first Crown-First Nations summit with indigenous leaders at the Old Ottawa City Hall last month, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake gathered outside to rally against what members say is an unwanted and illegitimate council imposed on their community … Continue reading Algonquins of Barriere Lake continue protest against imposed council

Video: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

A feature-length, multi-award winning documentary by Native American filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin set in the thick of the armed confrontation between Native American Mohawks and Canadian government forces during the 1990 standoff in the Mohawk village of Kanehsatake near the village of Oka in Quebec. The two-and-a-half month ordeal received brief national attention when the Mohawk … Continue reading Video: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance