The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) is trying to put another railway in on
Secwepemc land. The CPR workers found some of our ancestors in an
ancestral burial ground and dug them up on Friday, November 19th, 2004.
The elder's and traditional people got together and had a ceremony and the
ancestors told them to rebury the remains at the original burial site.
Sun Peaks Corp. and province stay charges against three Secwepemc Nationals
"If you eat seal or walrus, boil the meat and avoid eating the liver or fat. Better yet, eat arctic char or caribou.
That's the advice from a new report on persistent organic pollutants, toxic substances which are in the northern food chain and, at high levels, can cause severe damage to human health."
"Moses is a Tuscarora raised in Onondaga, N.Y. and lives with his partner, Alexis Shackleton and two daughters here in Kahnawake. He has travelled back and forth across the border countless times to visit his family, work and play lacrosse. This is the first time he has been denied access to Canada."
"They asked for my American passport but I told them I was not an American or a Canadian but a citizen of the Haudenosaunee."
''I think it's the proverbial elephant in the living room that nobody's willing to talk about, pretending it's not there. It is there, and we're coming to that time where we have to talk about it,'' he says. "I work with the public every day and it does come up in conversations ... people always want to know what happened on Haida Gwaii; how the population went from over 10,000 down to 500 and how that all came about. They know that's something wrong there, that something happened (because) our people just disappeared like that."
About 1,000 residents of the Aboriginal community of Palm Island, Australia, burned down the local police station, court house and the home of the police officer-in-charge on November 26, after a coroner's report revealed that Cameron Doomadgee, a 36-year-old Aboriginal and Palm Island resident, had suffered four broken ribs, a ruptured liver and a ruptured portal vein, during an arrest for public drunkenness last Friday. Doomadgee died about an hour later in police custody.
Australia's reelected Howard government has launched a blatant
attack on press freedom with a federal police raid on November 11 on
the National Indigenous Times (NIT), an Aboriginal newspaper.
The US is attempting to extradite John Graham, a Tuchone from the Yukon, for 1st degree murder of Anna Mae Aquash. Anna Maes' body was found in Wanbli South Dakota in February 1976. She had been shot in the back of the head, execution style. Initially the FBI attempted to cover-up her identity and cause of death.
The evidence for 2 indictments given out last May 2003, was based on a video taped confession Arlo Looking Cloud gave where first he stated he was intoxicated, and he eventually slurred a story that was fed to him by investigators.
In April 2003, John Graham was indicted along with Arlo Looking Cloud, a Lakota from Wounded Knee South Dakota for Anna Maes' murder. Arlo was found guilty for aiding and abbetting in her murder, and he was sentenced in April 2004. Arlo was not allowed to choose his own lawer, or to take the stand to defend himself at his own trial.
Kielson Holm says a campaign is underway to help hunters in Greenland feed their dogs
An official with the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Greenland says ice conditions and bad weather have prevented Greenlanders from hunting seals to feed their animals.
Scientists say they've found evidence the North has now become a source of atmosphere-warming carbon dioxide. A new study from the Pew Center on Global Climate change says the Arctic tundra is no longer absorbing carbon dioxide, but it rather releasing it.
Well, now it appears to be official. On October Seventh, 2004 Imperial Oil (otherwise known as Esso) has submitted an application to build the single largest mega project of industrialization in the history of the settler state of Canada. Along with several Inuit and many other Dene Nations, the Deh Cho (Dene) Nations of the Mackenzie Valley are among those whose land will be traversed by a 1700 kilometere long natural gas pipeline.
After a few years of stagnation, federal statistics show exploration budgets for the N.W.T. and Nunavut have begun to balloon, from $146 million in 2003 to $267 million in 2004.
And "healthy" commodity prices, driven in part by the expanding and voracious Chinese economy, suggest the spending will keep coming.
The federal government says it needs $20 million for its departments to participate in the technical review of the project.
First Nations, environmentalists and other non-government organizations will get just $380,000 to share amongst themselves.
The impasse between the Deh Cho First Nations and the federal government remains, despite a high-level meeting on Friday.
"We told them we're not removing the paperwork until everything is resolved." - Herb Norwegian
The Yukon's largest land-claim vote is so close that ratification officials can't determine whether it's been approved.