Tag Canada Politics

Chief Theresa Spence Ends 43-Day Hunger Strike With Declaration “Towards Fundamental Change”

by Guest Blogger | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 25, 2013 Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence signed the First Nations declaration that ended her 43-day hunger strike at Ottawa’s Victoria Island . The 13-point declaration, entitled “First Nations: Working Towards Fundamental Change”, was signed jointly with First Nations leaders and Canada’s federal opposition parties. As The Canadian Progressive publisher, Obert Madondo, declared earlier, Chief Theresa Spence’s heroism already eclipses Nelson Mandela’s.

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Adbusters’ project to “take down Harper”: #SwaggerNoMore

by Adbusters | Jan 17, 2013 “The time has come for all of us to get involved.” He ditched the Kyoto Protocol, voted against Palestine, violated human rights, passed unconstitutional laws, changed the Indian Act illegally, passed several sneaky and sinister omnibus bills . . . he continues to destroy everything in the way of Alberta’s Tar Sands (the most environmentally destructive project on the planet), forsaking the health of…

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Aboriginal status ruling challenges policymakers

by John D. Whyte | The Leader Post, Jan 17 2013 Recent developments in relations with aboriginal peoples – the prime minister’s meeting with First Nations leaders, the protest by Chief Theresa Spence, who is on a liquid fast, and especially the Idle No more demonstrations – are likely to be significant. But equally important to this relationship is the ground-breaking decision of Federal Court Judge Michael Phelan in the…

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NWAC President writes to PM Harper regarding Chief Spence

by Michèle Audette | Native Women’s Association of Canada,  Jan 16, 2013 Dear Prime Minister Harper, Let me introduce myself, my name is Michèle Audette, President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.  I am a mother of five adorable children, and I am deeply committed to my nation and my people in both political and social issues.  I am also proud of my Innu and Quebec cultures. In my…

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