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Economy, Environment, 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» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Blockades continue along with continued calls for dialogue

Rail blockades by indigenous groups and demonstrations in cities across Canada, continue today well into the second week. Both indigenous and non-indigenous protesters have blocked bridges and roadways and rail lines across the country in support of a small group» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Pipeline project cost estimates soar

A new potential problem has arisen for the long-controversial Trans-Mountain pipeline project.  That problem is an estimated 70 per cent increase in the cost. The some 1,000 kilometre pipeline project will twin a nearly seven decades old existing line from» 

Indigenous

Federal government appeals tribunal order to compensate First Nations children

Lawyers for the federal are in court today to appeal a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that found that Ottawa “wilfully and recklessly” discriminated against Indigenous children and their families and ordered the government to pay billions of» 

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, Politics

Premier François Legault apologizes for Quebec’s treatment of Indigenous people

Quebec Premier François Legault apologized to the province’s Indigenous and Inuit inhabitants Wednesday, saying successive provincial governments have failed to address the discrimination and prejudice experienced by them over the decades. “I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit people the» 

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» 

Uncategorized

Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement

The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision Monday,» 

Society

Canadian, Icelandic universities team up for migration conference

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Canada’s University of Manitoba and the University of Iceland’s Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at will team up later this month for a conference looking at migration. The» 

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»