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End Hunger Strike, B.C. Chief Urges

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A First Nations leader from British Columbia is urging a northern Ontario chief to end her hunger strike aimed at winning a meeting with the prime minister and drawing attention to ab...
Blaire Russell

Native Canadians Must be Idle No More on Election Day

During the Arab Spring,Tunisians and Egyptians awoke from the fog of fear, stood up and spoke out on the streets of Cairo and took their movement to the polls. In contrast, voter turnout for First Nations has been dismal at best. Like many oppressed Canadians, Aboriginals have diluted their own strength via their collective electoral idleness. Here's hoping for an Aboriginal Autumn that lasts through the 2015 Spring election.
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What Chief Spence's Hunger Strike Says About Canada

"I'm willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it's time for the government to realize what (it's) doing to us." We should all be ashamed that these words were uttered in Canada, and that a First Nation leader has put her life on the line to be heard. A hunger strike in Canada is a sign of imperfect democracy.
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Battle Over Attawapiskat Manager Rages

OTTAWA - Even a brief period under third-party management is too much for the community of Attawapiskat, according to a local grand chief.Stan Louttit of the Mushkegowuk Council that includes the Jame...