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June 21 is  National Indigenous Peoples Day

This date, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, is perhaps the culmination of Canada ‘s National indigenous History Month. The month, and this special day are to inspire Canadians to learn about the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

The Liberal Wet’suwet’en deal creates more dissent in the community

Earlier this year a dispute over indigenous land rights and a gas pipeline caused dozens of road and rail blockades that caused substantial economic loss in Canada and made international headlines. Although the gas pipeline company has signed agreements with »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Police move against main rail blockade at Mohawk reserve

Last week Canada’s Prime Minister said the rail blockades which have been paralysing rail service and seriously compromising the entire economy, must end and the law must be obeyed. The rail blockades have been set up in sympathy with a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society, The Link

The LINK Online, Feb. 20,21,22, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan As the rail blockades by Indigenous groups and supporters continue, business groups warn that the economy »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Bison return to prairie cultural park

Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story. The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous rites: Teaching or imposition? Legal decision in school case

In 2015 and 2016, children in a British Columbia elementary school took part in a First Nations smudging ceremony and prayer. A mother objected saying the school obliged her children to take part in a religious ceremony and a later »

International, Society

Verdict in shooting of German tourist in Alberta

Indigenous youth found guilty Horst Stewin and his family were enjoying a vacation in Alberta in August 2018. Stewin was celebrating his 60th birthday in the western province as he loved horses and the “western” lifestyle. After visiting a nearby »

Indigenous, International

Trial of aboriginal youth in the shooting of a German tourist continues

One year ago, Horst Stewin and his family were touring Canada to celebrate the man’s 60th birthday. They were touring Alberta as the man liked horses and the “western” lifestyle. After taking some photos at the Morley rodeo grounds about »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Trudeau to apologize and exonerate an historical Indigenous leader

An indigenous Chief known as Poundmaker, who had been charged and convicted of treason-felony, will be exonerated today along with an apology from Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Canada’s only “civil war” took place shortly after the nation’s creation. In »