Community News

Colonialism and treaty citizenship today prevents First Nations and settlers from realizing original shared goals

From Rabble.ca

To all my relations: Contemporary colonialism, and treaty citizenship today

BY AARON MILLS | AUGUST 14, 2014

First Nation literacy camps coordinated by Frontier College successful in preparing kids for school

From PublishersWeekly.com

Summer Camps Help Aboriginal Kids Find Fun in Reading

By Leigh Anne Williams | Aug 14, 2014

Making Canada;s lakes and waterways into mine dump sites dangerous for First Nations

From CBC.ca - six years later ... see 2008 story below this one

Mount Polley mine spill fallout: Neskonlith deliver Ruddock eviction notice, Red Chris blockade continues

Tahltan and Neskonlith oppose development of Imperial Metals mines in their neighbourhoods

CBC News Posted: Aug 14, 2014 

First Nations Education Council questions credibility of Fraser Institute study on funding

FNEC press release

First Nations Education Council calls into question the credibility of the results of a study by the Fraser Institute

WENDAKE, QC, Aug. 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A study by the Fraser Institute entitled Myths and Realities of First Nations Education and published last week implies that First Nations schools are as well funded if not better funded than provincial schools and that increasing their funding will be of no use unless accompanied by education reform.

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