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Sask. Indigenous leaders celebrate Treaty Land Entitlement agreement – Globalnews.ca

October 19, 2017 Indigenous leaders and multiple levels of government came together to celebrate a landmark agreement in Saskatoon Thursday. In September 1992, 25 First Nations signed the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Framework Agreement with the provincial and federal governments. “The SIGA casinos are all on First Nation land – opportunity for development, to […]

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Gord Downie’s Secret Path gave ‘exposure’ to residential school stories, Chanie Wenjack’s sister says – CBC

Daisy Munroe says frontman’s visit north to launch project, meet Chanie’s family was appreciated Oct 19, 2017 One of Chanie Wenjack’s sisters says the work Gord Downie did in the final months of his life brought some much-needed attention, not only to her brother’s story, but those of other residential school survivors as well. Wenjack’s […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Lebouthillier announces improvements to better serve northern residents

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C. M.P., Minister of National Revenue, and Member of Parliament Michael V. McLeod (Northwest Territories), will release a report on “Serving You Better” consultations in the North. Date Friday, October 20, 2017. Place The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre 5011 – 51st Street Yellowknife, NT Time 11:00 […]

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National Energy Board Hearing for Line 21 Replacement Project Begins Next Week

October 19, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board’s (NEB) oral hearing on a proposal from Enbridge Pipelines (NW) to replace a segment of the Line 21 Pipeline begins on Monday, October 23 at the Fort Simpson Recreation Centre at 9 a.m. The hearing will start with Oral Traditional Evidence from four Indigenous groups. Once […]

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Shipment of lobster seized at Halifax airport: Fisheries spokesman – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 HALIFAX _ The federal Fisheries Department has seized three tonnes of lobster as part of an investigation into illegal sales made outside the commercial season. The department has confirmed the lobster was seized Monday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. A federal spokesman told Global News the department’s investigation involves allegations […]

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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

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Government of Canada to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of National Defence announce Government of Canada plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and the contributions of Canadians in the First World War. October 19, 2017 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada November 10 marks the 100th anniversary of the end […]

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UBC students learn to care for Indigenous people by understanding racist legacy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ The University of British Columbia is on mission to train future doctors, dentists and other health-care providers to treat Indigenous patients by learning about the pain inflicted by past Canadian policies. First-year students in midwifery, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, genetic counselling, […]

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BR First Nations Fight – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Oct 20, 2017  OTTAWA – Jane Philpott says the Liberal government expects to reach a settlement in the “near future” with a First Nations family that’s been battling Ottawa to pay for school bus service for their handicapped child. The Indigenous services minister calls it “unconscionable” that the family been […]

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Changes made to MMIW inquiry so it can hear from more families in Manitoba – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 WINNIPEG _ The national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has made changes to allow more families in Manitoba to tell their stories of loss. So far 120 Manitoba families have registered to give testimony to the inquiry. Officials said the inquiry will now travel to Norway […]

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Final submissions expected at sentencing hearing for La Loche school shooter – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017  By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS MEADOW LAKE, Sask. _ Final submissions are expected today at the sentencing hearing for a teenager who shot and killed four people and injured seven others at a home and a high school in northern Saskatchewan. The teen has pleaded guilty to two counts […]

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Media Advisory: The Honourable Patty Hajdu and the Honourable Michael Gravelle to Announce Indigenous Clean-Tech Investment

Thunder Bay, Ontario, October 19, 2017 — The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North, and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, will be in Thunder Bay on October 20, […]

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The Daily Friday, October 20, 2017

Consumer Price Index, September 2017 The Consumer Price Index rose 1.6% on a year-over-year basis in September, following a 1.4% increase in August. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the Consumer Price Index was up 0.2% in September, matching the increase in August. Continue reading  Retail trade, August 2017 After increasing 0.4% in July, retail […]

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Media Advisory: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

EDMONTON, AB, October 19, 2017 – A meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health will take place in Edmonton on Friday, October 20, 2017. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health for Alberta. A photo opportunity (cameras only) with the Ministers […]

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Lack of legal aid leaves too many defendants to represent themselves: top judge – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Sue Bailey THE CANADIAN PRESS ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ The old adage goes something like this: a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. But Canada’s top judge blames a lack of legal aid funding for what she says is the major challenge facing […]

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Gord Downie ‘like a Terry Fox in the modern day,’ says doctor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Gord Downie’s openness about his diagnosis with terminal brain cancer will leave a lasting legacy that makes him “a Terry Fox in the modern day,” says a radiation oncologist who treated the late Tragically Hip frontman. “He is an icon for Canadians […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leads the way as Canada courts Amazon – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Michelle McQuigge THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ As Canadian cities compete with each other _ and dozens of jurisdictions south of the border _ for Amazon’s new $5-billion headquarters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pitched Canada to the company’s founder. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, […]

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Changes at the National Inquiry: A Personal Note from Marion Buller, Chief Commissioner

Saturday, October 7, 2017 To: Survivors, families, communities, staff of the National Inquiry, National Indigenous Organizations and all those who are dedicated to our shared mission; I begin this letter by upholding the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and LGBTQ2S people, including those who have died in mysterious or violent circumstances, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201711 Views

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Ontario First Nations Point-of-Sale Rebate Survey, 2016

October 20, 2017 Data are now available from the 2016 Ontario First Nations Point-of-Sale Rebate Survey. The survey collects information on the rebates or exemptions provided to Indian Status Card holders at the time they purchased selected goods and services off reserve. The rebate corresponds to the 8% provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario. Contact […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201719 Views

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

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Celebrated Yukon First Nations leader Mike Smith has died – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Taylor Blewett THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ First Nations leader, Yukon lawyer and residential school survivor Mike Smith died Wednesday in Whitehorse. His family released a statement Thursday saying that Smith wanted his condition and last days to remain confidential. His age and cause of death were not released. […]

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Trudeau says it’s not up to federal government to challenge Quebec veil ban law – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017 By Joan Bryden THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Justin Trudeau offered relatively mild criticism on Thursday of a new Quebec law that bans people from providing or receiving public services with their faces covered and asserted that it’s not up to the federal government to challenge its constitutionality. The prime […]

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Writing & Visual Art – Canadian First Nations

Credits:The Touring Teacher Published on Oct 11, 2017 Canada is an incredibly beautiful place, and there have been many people who have lived in Canada. Before the settlers from France and England arrived, the First Nations people lived here. There are many different groups of First Nations People, all with very interesting traditions and history. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201730 Views

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Provisional Agenda now available – AFN National Housing and Infrastructure Forum & Tradeshow October 30 – November 1, 2017

Provisional Agenda now available – AFN National Housing and Infrastructure Forum & Tradeshow October 30 – November 1, 2017 Greetings, Please be advised that the provisional agenda is now available for the Assembly of First Nations National Housing and Infrastructure Forum and Tradeshow:  Moving Towards First Nations Care and Control of Housing & Infrastructure will […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201734 Views

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Cynthia Westaway Achieves Certified Specialist Designation in Indigenous Legal Issues

Cynthia Westaway Achieves Certified Specialist Designation in Indigenous Legal Issues Ottawa:  Cynthia Westaway has been granted the Certified Specialist designation in Indigenous Legal Issues (Rights/Governance, Litigation/Advocacy, and Corporate/Commercial) by the Law Society of Upper Canada.  Cynthia has been practising law for 21 years, primarily in the areas of Indigenous Law. To qualify for the Certified […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201738 Views

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The 25th Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships

The Honourable Jane Philpott Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Delivers the Opening Keynote Address at P3 2017 The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is pleased to announce the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services, will present the Opening Keynote address at CCPPP’s 25th Annual Conference on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in Toronto. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201738 Views

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Update 4: Southern Alberta wildfire situation

October 19, 2017 Firefighting efforts continue in Coleman as residents return home. This situation update is current as of 11 a.m. No further situation updates are anticipated. Current situation The wildfire near Coleman is now being held. The evacuation order in Crowsnest Pass has now been lifted. A State of Local Emergency remains in effect […]

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Comedy Night Fundraising Event – November 30, 2017

On behalf of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, we are pleased to be hosting a Comedy Night fundraising event with special guests Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Doors […]

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N’Mninoeyaa Annual Report 16-17

ANNUAL REPORT 16-17 Mental Wellness Announcement- Gov. of Canada NT4

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NCC: 2017 Annual General Assembly DRAFT agenda released

October 19, 2017 Click on the link below to view the latest DRAFT agenda for the upcoming Annual General Assembly, taking place in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Oct 20 and 21, 2017. 2017 Annual General Assembly Agenda NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201736 Views

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IAP statistics update – From September 19, 2017 to September 30, 2017

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 This table shows progress in resolving IAP claims To date, 98% of all IAP claims have been resolved Close to 90% of all IAP claimants have received compensation under the IAP Province All claims received Claims Resolved Claims in Progress British Columbia 6,680 6,593 87 Alberta 8,257 8,027 […]

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SCO: Working Warriors, a Community Readiness Strategy

With various capital projects taking place within the resource sector throughout the province, there is tremendous opportunity for economic growth and employment that needs to be leveraged. We are pleased to announce the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) has developed a Community Readiness Strategy that will assist in creating opportunities for our communities and members relating […]

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Chiefs: Set the Table for National Transformative Change

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2017 – First Nations community Chiefs, health leads and policy makers across the country have called for the transformation of health and social services. This work cannot wait. Recently, in words and actions, the federal government has expressed an interest in renovating the creaky old structures of Indigenous and […]

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National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Canada 150 Tour arrives in Saskatoon October 22

October 17, 2017 OTTAWA  —From October 17 to November 4, Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) Orchestra, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, will visit the western provinces and northern territories to continue the Canada 150 Tour, and it arrives in Saskatoon on October 22. This is the first tour led by Music Director Alexander Shelley, and […]

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NFB: Tickets now available for Nov. 1 live performance that will be at the heart of a sweeping musical documentary Chelsea McMullan collaborates with Tanya Tagaq on new NFB documentary

From National Film Board October 12, 2017 – Toronto – National Film Board of Canada (NFB) The National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio in Toronto is now in production on Throat, a visionary feature documentary on the powerful and uncompromising Inuk artist/activist Tanya Tagaq, co-created by Chelsea McMullan (My Prairie Home) and Tagaq, and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201728 Views

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Dozens of actors, musicians and artists give their support to 150 Nations and Tribes standing against tar sands pipelines/expansion

17 October 2017 (VANCOUVER) — More than 40 critically-acclaimed and talented artists, actors and musicians have thrown their support behind the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, an unprecedented alliance of Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States opposed to new tar sands pipelines, tankers, and rail traffic through their traditional lands and waters. The treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201733 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia to host an anti-violence against Métis women and girls campaign on November 25, 2017

October 18th, 2017 Surrey, BC – The Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) Committee and Métis Women British Columbia (MWBC) Committee will be hosting the “Sashing our Warriors” Campaign Launch and Healing Circle at the Fort Langley National Historic Site on November 25, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM in Langley, B.C. This event is […]

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Province Announces Changes to The Forks North Portage Partnership Board – Government of MB

October 19, 2017 Manitoba Municipal Relations has appointed two new members to The Forks North Portage Partnership board of directors. Bonnie Emerson (Winnipeg) is a community-oriented leader, a member of the Métis nation and in her 26th year with the Winnipeg Police Service.  She is currently a staff sergeant assigned to the community support division, […]

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NEW! Spirit Bear 2018 Calendar – First Nations Child & Family Caring Society

October 19, 2017 Spirit Bear’s Guide to Reconciliation 2018 edition: Our first ever Spirit Bear Calendar is available for $15 + shipping & handling! All proceeds from the calendar go to helping ensure First Nations children can grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and be proud of who they are. […]

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From poverty to prosperity – OFIFC research project takes a new approach to an old problem

October 18, 2017 Seven Friendship Centre communities in Ontario are tackling poverty by working to understand what prosperity looks like in their communities. The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is working in partnership with these communities to conduct a large-scale research project, Ganohonyohk, to identify poverty reduction strategies through the lens of prosperity. “When we […]

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Treasury Board President willing to amend access to information bill in response to First Nation concerns – CBC

New rules could make getting information more onerous for First Nations, says researchers Oct 19, 2017 Canada’s treasury board president says he is open to amending a proposed bill to modernize federal access to information laws over First Nations’ concerns it could be used to block the settling of historic claims. Dozens of First Nations […]

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Electors Can Register at the Polls

GATINEAU, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Electors in Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) and Sturgeon River–Parkland (Alberta) who are not registered can still vote in the Monday, October 23, by-elections. They can register at their polling place on election day. To find their polling place, all electors need to do is enter their postal code online or call 1-800-463-6868. Unregistered electors can enter their information online, print a registration certificate and […]

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Hindu community walkathon raises $57K for Toronto’s Anishnawbe Health – CBC

‘We live in Canada, we have to give back to this country as well’, says Koki Patel Oct 19, 2017 An Indigenous health centre will be the beneficiary of nearly $57,000 in funds raised by an annual walkathon put on by Toronto’s Hindu community. For the last 21 years, Sanatan Mandir Cultural Centre has organized […]

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Statement by Chief Adjudicator Dan Shapiro, on the decision by Supreme Court of Canada on the disposition of Independent Assessment Process (IAP) Records

We are very satisfied with the result of today’s decision. We have argued all along that IAP records are sensitive, confidential, and must be protected. Survivors were promised that the details of their most intimate and painful memories would not be shared outside the IAP hearing room without their consent. Many claimants told me they […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201726 Views

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UPCART Press Release: Historic Agreement Reached Among 7 Indigenous Nations on Preservation and Management of Ungava Peninsula Caribou

October 17, 2017 Attachments UPCART Press Release UPCART STRATEGY October 17 2017 Montreal, QC – Tuesday October 17, 2017 – The Ungava Peninsula Caribou Aboriginal Round Table (UPCART) is pleased to sign today an historic agreement to preserve and manage caribou in the Ungava Peninsula. The Agreement is between the seven Indigenous peoples who traditionally […]

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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Nereus Program Fellow; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa and Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available […]

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WAG to Host First Solo Exhibition of Pitaloosie Saila

Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 17, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery is pleased to showcase the first retrospective exhibition celebrating Pitaloosie Saila in a public gallery. Over the decades this remarkable Cape Dorset artist has created an incredible body of work. She is the sole remaining active artist since the earliest years of printmaking in her community. […]

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Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice – Macleans

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded or flat-out denied October 18, 2017 On May 8, 2015, when Jeremy Davies was charged with various crimes and looking at seven years in prison, no one told him he had the right to a Gladue report. He was aware of the option, […]

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National Arts Centre flags Fly at Half-staff in Honour of Indigenous Actor Cathy Elliot

October 17, 2017 – OTTAWA (Canada) – The National Arts Centre mourns the loss of Cathy Elliott, a gifted artist and a proud member of the Sipekne’katik Mi’kmaq First Nation. The Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated actor, playwright and composer recently appeared on the NAC stage last season as Rita in the highly acclaimed production of […]

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Media Advisory: Kayaktivist flotilla takes to the water to send a message to Kinder Morgan

19 October 2017 (VANCOUVER / UNCEDED COAST SALISH TERRITORY) — Later this morning, a flotilla of kayaktivists with the Sea Wolves and Greenpeace Canada will be out on the water across from Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in peaceful resistance against imminent construction on the company’s Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The Sea Wolves are a local grassroots collective of kayaktivists opposed to the pipeline. The kayaktivists will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201725 Views

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