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The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples theme "Bridging the Gap"

COO press release

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy continues to urge THE Canadian govERnment to recogNIZE Basic Human Rights on The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 8, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy acknowledges The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today and says the federal government has a long way to go to meet the demands and implement the rights of Indigenous peoples.

AANDC audit shows just deeply flawed internal operation of department is in dealing with First Nations

From the NationalPost.com

Damning audit of Aboriginal Affairs shows a department that's deeply and intractably flawed

John Ivison - July 30, 2014 

Bernard Valcourt has been handed the political equivalent of the punishment meted out to Sisyphus, who was tasked with rolling an immense boulder up a hill in Hades for all eternity.

Corporations moving to make water their next profit bonanza by privatizing, owning, and controlling

From the Guardian.com

Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

July 27, 2014

Colonial government ignores having First Nation audited statements online for past 10 years with new FNTA

From CBC.ca

First Nation chiefs' salaries due to be posted under Transparency Act

Most First Nations have yet to post salaries

By Susana Mas, Posted: Jul 29, 2014 

First Nation artists being highlighted at the Art Gallery of Ontario as important teaching tool

From CBC.ca

Bonnie Devine on Canada's first major survey of Anishinaabe artists

July 28, 2014

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Grassy Narrows First Nation elder to begin hunger strike over report of mercury poisoning is released

From the Council of Canadians

Hunger strike for Grassy Narrows after report hidden by Ontario government comes to light

July 28, 2014 - 12:50pm

First Nations transparency act is another effort by colonial government to control opportunities

From Derek.Nepinak Facebook page

First Nations transparency act by Derek Nepinak - July 28, 2014

First Nations shaming ceremony conducted on parliament hill to get government attention

from CBC.ca

Copper broken on Parliament Hill in First Nations shaming ceremony

Western Canada First Nations representatives want government to address troubled relationship

By Martha Troian - Posted: Jul 27, 2014

'Indigenous peoples' must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts

From UN.org

'Indigenous peoples' must feature in new global development agenda, stress UN experts