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Saturday, 24 February

22:22

Game Changer for Tribal Status: US-Based Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Admits Canadas Piikani Nation as A Full Member "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chief Stan Grier, RMTLC Board Chairman Al Not Afraid and Sen. Jon Tester (D Montana) with historic Grizzly Treaty.

Published February 24, 2018

BILLINGS, MONTANA History was made at the just concluded Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Annual Board Meeting in Billings, Montana. In a move that portends far-reaching consequences for tribal sovereignty and indigenous empowerment throughout North America, a Canadian First Nation was given full-membership of a major US-based tribal organization. By a unanimous vote, the Piikani Nation of the Blackfoot Confederacy was admitted into the influential Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council (RMTLC), a groundbreaking event that offers tribal nations an opening to restore cultural and geopolitical alliances that were severed by the establishment of the northern and southern borders.

We are humbled by this honor, said Chief Stan Grier. For the Piikani people, this is a momentous occasion. We have waited since 1872 to once more have a voice in our traditional territory south of the border. With our relatives and allies in the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, the Piikani Nation will be able to contribute for the betterment of all tribal people in the region, an opportunity that has not fully existed for us since 1855.

In a wide-ranging address to the RMTLC that was constructed upon historical and cultural points of reference, Grier emphasized sovereign authority and self-determination as keys to confronting contemporary crises, from the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) tragedy through to economic hardships that burden many tribal nations.

Grier, who is Chief of the Piikani Nation and President of the Blackfoot Confederacy Chiefs, headed the Piikani delegation that was comprised of elders, spiritual leaders, and council members.

The US-Canadian border continues to impede any substantial progress on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women tragedy, Chief Grier asserted. A lack of effective cooperation exists not only between law enforcement agencies, but also between our tribal nations, due to the status-quo of jurisdictional paralysis. We must campaign to rectify significant jurisdictional issues that undermine our...

22:05

Flood Warning Update Issued on St. Regis Mohawk Reservation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Grey Street has been washed out due to severe flooding along the St. Regis River in Mohawk community of Akwesasne, New York; where a State of Emergency remains in effect.

Published February 24, 2018

AKWESASNE, NEW YORK  The Unified Incident Command Post; comprised of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribes Emergency Planning Office, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department and Hogansburg-Akwesasne Volunteer Fire Department, with support from county and state agencies; issued the following update this morning Saturday, February 24, 2018 on the State of Emergency that remains in effect due to severe flooding along the St. Regis River in Akwesasne.

Data provided at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 by the USGS water monitoring station in Brasher Center reported the water level for the St. Regis River has remained stable overnight. The current water flow for Hogansburg is estimated at 5,110cfs (cubic feet per second), as supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It is projected that water flows will decline  beginning today into tomorrow before 0.50 inches of expected precipitation will see a slight increase tomorrow evening.

At 6:32 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018, the National Weather Service extended the Flood Warning for the St. Regis River until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 due to ice jams accompanied by rain and snowmelt. The Unified Incident Command reports continued flooding along the St. Regis River extending to the northern border of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribes jurisdiction.

The Unified Incident Command Post reported at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 that the following roadways remain closed due to high water levels and ice jams: Church Street (at the St. Regis Mohawk School), Grey Street (due to a washout) and North Road (between Route 37C and Solomon Road) that is currently being cleaned by the Town of Brasher. The following roads have reopened, as of this morning: Mill Street, Pearl Street, Solomon Road, Route 37 and the Hogansburg Bridge, as well as the entire St. Regis Road.

For personal safety, the Unified Incident Command ins...

06:03

Robert Weaver, whose Name was Withdrawn to Run IHS Speaks Out: Why Good People Dont Go to Washington "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Robert Weaver

Guest Commentary Native News Online Exclusive

Published February 24, 2018

By Robert Weaver, CEO of RWI Benefits, LLC, President Trumps former nominee to be Director of the Indian Health Service, member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma

When President Trump nominated me to be the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), I said yes. I own five successful businesses that serve the healthcare needs of native peoples in many parts of the country.  I was honored and humbled that last year, one of these enterprises was named Indian-owned Business of the Year by the NCAIED. (This award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a high honor).

However, I had some misgivings about the nomination; the story of Native Americans attempting to engage positively with the federal government is well known and often tragic.  Despite this, I said yes because I was very moved by President Trumps victory speech on election night when he said that he was for the forgotten man.  IHS is in many ways the forgotten agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and it serves some of the most forgotten populations in the country: American Indians and Alaska Natives.

And many Tribes supported me from around Indian Country. Why? I think because they know that babies are being born on IHS hospital floors. They know that people are dying of heart attacks because the crash carts at their IHS hospitals dont have the proper medications. They know that some of the places where they live dont have running water. They knew that I was the right person to start addressing these abuses because Ive been an unwavering advocate for our peoples health and wellness for the past decade and I was willing to meet and listen.

For example, I saw an obvious unmet need within my own Tribe, the Quapaw, as only about 12 percent (as of 2010) of our people had access to an IHS provider. So instead of just complaining about it, I worked with our Tribal leaders and created the Quapaw Tribal Member Health Plan in 2011, which is still in use today. Now, 100 percent of Quapaw members have access to health, prescription d...

06:02

Water Protectors to Paint Mural in Protest of Wells Fargo "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published February 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Water protectors, who vigorously fought the Dakota Access pipeline will protest Wells Fargos continued financing of oil and gas pipelines. On Saturday, February 24, 2018, indigenous, environmental and climate justices groups will urge the Wells Fargo branch, located in San Franciscos financial district to stop its practice.

What: A non-violent direct action and live mural painted in front of the Wells Fargo Bank in the financial district of San Francisco.

Water protectors will paint a mural in front of the branch.

When: Saturday, February 24, 10am 12pm PST.

Where: 420 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA, 94104

Who: The protest is being organized by Idle No More SF Bay Area, Indigenous Environmental Network,

Speakers will include:

  • Isabella Zizi, Idle No More SF Bay Area

  • Daniel Illario, Idle No More SF Bay Area

  • Joye Braun, Indigenous Environmental Network

  • Joseph White Eyes, Indigenous Environmental Network

Visuals: 50ft. live mural painted on the street, colorful banners, hundreds in attendance, street theater.

The post Water Protectors to Paint Mural in Protest of Wells Fargo appeared first on Native News Online.

06:01

Navajo Nation, Farmington Celebrate Transit Agreement "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Joelynn Ashley, director of the Navajo Nation Division of General Services, talks to public transportation riders Friday during a ceremony celebrating an agreement between Navajo Transit and the city of Farmingtons Red Apple Transit.

Published February 24, 2018

FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO The Navajo Nation and the city of Farmington on Friday formalized an agreement that allows Navajo Transit passengers to transfer to Farmington buses free of charge.

The Memorandum of Agreement, signed February 5, establishes two transfer points at which Navajo Transit passengers can board Farmingtons Red Apple buses (or vice versa) at no additional cost. The two transfer stations are at Hwy. 64 and County Road 6400 in Kirtland, and 1400 West Main St. in Farmington (west Walmart).

This is a huge accomplishment, Joelynn Ashley, director of the Navajo Nation Division of General Services, said during a ceremony Friday at the Walmart bus stop. This means Navajo people will have an easier way to access medical services, attend school, purchase supplies or go to their jobs.

The agreement strengthens the relationship between Farmington and neighboring Navajo communities, said Andrew Montoya, transit administrator for the city of Farmington. It also offers increased mobility for public transportation passengers and gives them better access to destinations across the country.

Riders can come from anywhere on the Navajo Nation and transfer to Farmington buses, Montoya said. Because of our existing relationship with the North Central Regional Transit District, passengers in Farmington can transfer to the Santa Fe route, then take the rail to Albuquerque and hop on a Greyhound. From there, they can go anywhere.

Navajo President Russell Begaye pointed to heavy traffic flowing from the Navajo Nation into Farmington every morning and returning at the end of the day. The transit agreement will make the commute easier and more affordable, he said.

A lot of our revenue flows into Farmington, not only to the businesses but also to the schools, President Begaye said. San Juan College has a higher number of Navajo students than any other college, and we allocate more scholarship funds to Navajo students in F...

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Friday, 23 February

23:37

Proposed LNG work camp south of Houston, BC "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Coastal-GasLink mapApproximately 800 workers would be using the camp if Coastal GasLink pipeline built.

Interior News, Feb. 19, 2018

TransCanadas Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline is preparing to set up a work camp near Houston that would accommodate approximately 800 workers to support pipeline construction needs.

The Huckleberry Camp would be located approximately 28 kilometres south of Houston.

According to Jacquelynn Benson, a spokesperson for Coastal GasLink, the Huckleberry Camp will reflect construction workforce standards, including separate quarters for men and women, telecommunications, games rooms, laundry facilities and exercise facilities.

Some additional services will require workers to travel into Houston occasionally but many of the amenities can be found on site, including camp catering and medical services, she said. We are still finalizing all details for the water and waste management process, but those will comply with all regulatory requirements.

Coastal GasLink will set out clear rules and guidelines that will be enforced by camp management and by employers.

Benson s...

23:01

Trump Touts Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipeline Approvals as Accomplishments at CPAC "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Trump touts his anti-climate agenda the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland., on Friday.

Published February 23, 2018

They basically wanted to take our wealth away.

WASHINGTON  Speaking before his crowd of backers today outside of Washington at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, President Donald Trump spent seven minutes touting his deregulatory accomplishments since assuming the presidency on January 20, 2017.

He took credit for ending the war on energy and getting out of the Paris climate treatment. Both measures have been positive effects on property owners and workers, according to Trump.

He mentioned the approvals of two pipelines that have been long opposed by majority of American Indians: the Dakota Access pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. In his remarks, Trump admits the pipelines were about wealth.

Trump said:

And remember this: Virtually, as soon as I got into office, we approved the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline, which would never have been approved.  (Applause.)  And we announced our withdrawal from the totally disastrous, job-killing, wealth-knocking-out you know, it knocked out our wealth, or it would have.  They basically wanted to take our wealth away.

The Standing Rock resistance, where Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) became the rallying cry, became the largest gathering of American Indian tribes in over a century. The tribes came to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribes opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

The post Trump Touts Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipeline Approvals as Accomplishments at CPAC appeared first on Native News Online.

20:23

#Mexico: Armed Group Sets Bus on Fire, Threatens #Zapatista #Indigenous Agrarian Movement - It's Going Down "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Mexico: Armed Group Sets Bus on Fire, Threatens Zapatista Indigenous Agrarian Movement - It's Going Down
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To the media
To national and international public opinion
To social and human rights organizations
To the indigenous peoples of Mexico and the world

Rebellious people walk towards freedom;
submissive people march towards slavery.
L.R.

Last Friday, armed and masked individuals traveling in a black Ford Lobo extended cab pickup truck burned a bus belonging to the AU line that was rented by our organization, near the community of Alcomunga in the Sierra Negra of Ajalpan.

The AU drivers were returning from dropping off our compaeros in the municipality of Tlacotepec de Daz after participating in mobilizations and protests in Mexico City against the Ministry of Energy (SENER), demanding the definitive cancellation of the Coyolapa Atzala Hydroelectric Project, a property that Autln Mining is seeking to build in the lower part of the mountain.

The attackers blocked the road outside the community mentioned above. The drivers were handcuffed and violently removed and threatened. Later they sprayed gasoline and set the bus on fire, indicating that it was a warning for us.

We denounce Cirilo Trujillo Lezama, mayor of Tlacotepec de Daz, as the material author of this criminal act of intimidation. Gunmen at his and his brother Marcels command pointed their weapons at the drivers and set fire to the bus. Behind these acts of violence and intimidation one will find, of course, Autln Mining.

This is not the first time that Trujillo Lezama turned to violence as his modus operandi. On November 24, 2016, two armed gunmen contracted by him and his brother attacked Radio Tleyole, The Voices of the Corn, an independent and community station that belongs to our movement. This attack left announcer Gerardo Rivera Juarez wounded by a 9mm bullet, a crime that remains unpunished.

The same thing has happened with Fermn Gonzlez Len, the mayor of Zoquitlan. He, his family and relatives have repeatedly resorted to threats and physical attacks against us, publicly and in assemblies held in Coyolapa, Zoquitlan and Poztitla, among other communities opposed to the megaprojects.

These mayors belong to Senator Miguel Barbosa Huertas political group, who is MORENAs likely candidate for governor of Puebla and their main mentor. They act as the mining companys armed wing, which, in addition to the Coyolapa Atzala Hydroelectric Project, has plans for two other hydroelectric dams in the Sierra Negra.

On February 4, taking advantage of Lpez Obradors visit to the town of Zoquitlan, we...

20:12

Turkey Slams Dutch Armenian Genocide Vote "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Turkey Slams Dutch Armenian Genocide Vote: // aina.org // In comments made to reporters in Ankara on Friday, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik said the move was "null and void" and that Turkey expected Dutch officials to be "more careful" about the issue.

His comments were coupled with a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement that described the 142 to three majority vote as "baseless".

The Turkish response questioned the right of Dutch officials to define the events as genocide, pointing to the Netherland's alleged role in allowing the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Bosniak Muslims by Serbian paramilitaries.

In June 2017, a Dutch court confirmed a ruling that held the country's UN peacekeepers "partially responsible" for the Srebrenica killings.

"The baseless decisions of the House of Representatives of a country who was a bystander to the Srebrenica genocide, an undying pain in the middle of Europe, have no place either in history or in justice," the Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said.

"Thus, they are neither legally binding nor have any validity," it added.

20:00

Water Protectors to Paint Mural in Protest of Wells Fargo "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

As Wells Fargo Continues to Fund Oil and Gas Pipelines Indigenous, Environmental, and Climate Justice Groups Urge the Bank to Divest from Pipeline Companies In December, 2017, Wells Fargo announced a $50 million grant to Native Americans for renewable energy & clean water programs, cultural awareness and language preservation projects, among other things. At around the same time, Wells Fargo agreed to extend two credit facilities totaling $1.5 billion for Canadian oil corporation, TransCanada, to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Many Native American communities have been directly impacted by fossil fuel development, extraction, and transportation.

20:00

Palestinian Beaten to Death In Custody by 20 Israeli Troops | News | teleSUR English "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Palestinian Beaten to Death In Custody by 20 Israeli Troops | News | teleSUR English: In the footage posted on social media and carried by Israeli news sites, the troops could be seen kicking and striking a man shortly after shooting him, identified by Palestinian officials as Yassin Omar Serda, after detaining him in the town of Jericho.

The Palestinian Information Ministry said about 20 soldiers had administered a "heavy beating" to Serda, especially on his stomach and back. "The Information Ministry views (his) martyrdom ... shortly after his arrest a cold-blooded execution," it said.

19:53

Somalia: Detained Children Face Abuse | Human Rights Watch "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Somalia: Detained Children Face Abuse | Human Rights Watch: The 85-page report, Its Like We Are Always in a Prison: Abuses Against Boys Accused of National Security Offenses in Somalia, details due process violations and other abuses since 2015 against boys in government custody for suspected Al-Shabab-related offenses. Somalias federal government has promised to promptly hand over captured children to the United Nations child protection agency (UNICEF) for rehabilitation. But the response of Somalias national and regional authorities has been inconsistent and at times violated international human rights law. The governments capture of 36 children from Al-Shabab on January 18, 2018 required a week of negotiations involving the UN and child protection advocates to work out procedures for dealing with them.

19:49

Burma: Scores of Rohingya Villages Bulldozed | Human Rights Watch "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Burma: Scores of Rohingya Villages Bulldozed | Human Rights Watch: (Rangoon) New satellite imagery reveals the Burmese government has been bulldozing scores of depopulated Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations Security Council, the UN and its agencies, and Burmas donors should demand the Burmese government immediately halt the demolition of Rohingya villages, which should be treated as crime scenes that should be preserved until the UN Fact-Finding Mission is given access to the area to carry out investigations.

06:01

Comanche Nation Encouraged to Register to Vote in BIA Secretarial Election "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published February 23, 2018 

Bureau of Indian Affairs conducting Secretarial Election through March 21st

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA  The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is conducting a Secretarial Election by absentee ballot only regarding three amendments to the constitution of the Comanche Nation.  Eligible voters must register for this election by March 2nd and return their ballots to the BIA by March 20th.  The ballots will be counted on March 21st.

Amendment A: 

This amendment clarifies the Powers Clause and emphasizes the Comanche Tribal Council is the supreme governing body of the Comanche Nation. The Tribal council consists of all duly enrolled members of the Comanche Nation who are eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Adding the Powers Clause is to make sure each eligible voting member has a voice.

This amendment reinforces the requirement that all meetings require a legal quorum which shall consist of one hundred and fifty (150) Tribal Council members and that all business up for discussion will be approved by secret ballot then taken to Election.

Amendment B: 

This is an effort to expand the qualifications of the tribes leadership by enhancing the requirement of candidates to run for office. It will ensure the Nation is protected by having leaders who do not have a criminal record or owe the tribe money, that there is no improper addition or removal from tribal rolls and theyd be ineligible for candidacy if they fail a drug test.

Amendment C: 

The sole intent of this amendment change is to remove the Chief Executive status from the Chairmans duties. It confirms the Chairman exercises the authorities and powers as delegated to his office by the Constitution and the Comanche Tribal Council.

Comanche Tribal Chairman William Nelson

Comanche Tribal Chairman William Nelson stated, For 50 years, the Constitution of the Comanche Nation has been interpr...

06:00

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Members File Lawsuit to Challenge Exploratory Gold Mining Permit in Black Hills of South Dakota "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chairman Harold Frazier

Published February 23, 2018

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA   On February 20, 2018, three members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit in Pennington County Circuit Court in Rapid City, South Dakota, to challenge a decision by the South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment to transfer of an exploratory gold mining permit from a Canadian company to its South Dakota affiliate. The company, Mineral Mountain Resources of Vancouver, British Columbia, filed for the permit to explore for gold in an area of the Black Hills on private mining claims, known as the Standby Project, southeast of Rochford, South Dakot

The Sioux Nation, including the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, consider the Black Hills sacred. The tribal members who filed suit have asserted an interest in protecting the land, natural resources, and water in the Black Hills. They are concerned the proposed gold exploration project will pollute the land, natural resources, and water in the Black Hills.

We must utilize all resources and angles to protect our sacred Black Hills. We, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, stand with our Tribal Members and all others who stand to protect our sacred lands, Harold Frazier, Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, said.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe knows firsthand the harms gold mines can cause. The Tribe sued another mining company, the Homestaking Mining Company, in for cleanup and damages in the late 1990s. The Homestake Mine polluted Whitewood Creek, the Belle Fourche River, the Cheyenne River, and the Missouri River through cyanide leach gold mining in the Black Hills near Lead, South Dakota. The United States and the State of South Dakota also sued the Homestake Mining Company. The Homestake Mine is now closed.

The gold exploration project proposed by Mineral Mountain Resources will draw up 1.8 million gallons of water for drilling from Rapid Creek, which feeds Pactola Lake, the largest reservoir in the Black Hills and Rapid Citys primary source of drinking water.

Mineral Mountain Resources, Ltd. has a history of gold mining in the Black Hills. In 2013, while drilling near Keystone...

06:00

Update from the Field: Yellowstones Buffalo Trap is Open for Slaughter "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A bull trapped and struggling in the squeeze chute, being violated, by Yellowstone park biologists inside the Stephens Creek trap. BFC photo by Stephany Seay.

Published February 23, 2018

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  As of this writing, at least 96 of the countrys last wild buffalo our national mammal are imprisoned in the Gardiner Basin, within Yellowstone National Parks Stephens Creek buffalo trap. These buffalo are facing a sentence of death by slaughter or domestication by quarantine, which, contrary to popular belief, also sends buffalo to the slaughter house. People often ask how long does a buffalo live, usually the first response is, that depends on if they migrate into Gardiner or West Yellowstone, or not.

In a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, Yellowstone did not fail to point out that American Indian tribes would be shipping the buffalo to slaughter. Aiming to shift the blame away from themselves, while it is true that a few tribes have slaughter contracts with Yellowstone, the park is fully responsible for their own actions. It is Yellowstone who is bending over backwards to serve Montana cattle interests by capturing wild buffalo, operating the trap, forcing buffalo through invasive procedures as they are run through the terrifying squeeze chute, separating mothers from children, causing trauma and injury, and loading these sacred beings onto trailers destined for slaughter.

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04:44

Raymond Cormier found not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tina Fontaine 1

Tina Fontaine.

The Crown had argued that Cormier convicted himself with his own admissions on secret police recordings. But the defence said numerous forensic holes in the prosecutions case had left reasonable doubt.

WINNIPEGA not-guilty verdict Thursday for a man who had been accused of killing a 15-year-old First Nations girl he met on the streets prompted immediate reaction from Indigenous leaders who criticized the safety nets that were supposed to keep her safe.

A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of Tina Fontaine after 11 hours of deliberation.

Tinas body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down with rocks, was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg eight days after she was reported missing in August 2014. Cormier was charged more than a year later.

The girls death prompted renewed calls for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The syst...

04:39

You didnt win: Singer Susan Aglukark publicly names her abuser at MMIWG hearings "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

susan-aglukark

You didnt win. Not now, not ever, Susan Aglukark said as she named her abuser when she testified on Thursday at the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. (CBC)

Celebrated Inuk singer says person who assaulted her has hurt many others in Rankin Inlet

By Randi Beers, CBC News, Feb 22, 2018

Susan Aglukark ended the Rankin Inlet hearing for the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women by addressing the man she says sexually abused her when she was eight years old.

Norman Ford, she said on Thursday afternoon.

You didnt win. Not now, not ever. Now the community knows what you have done. This room could be filled by your victims alone.

Her testimony in Nunavut, in the final day of the hearings, was the first time the celebrated Inuk singer had revisited the abuse she suffered since she testified in court against the man.

The assault happened in the 1980s, about five years before the young teenager would eventually be asked to testify.

Aglukark said he lived across the street from her...

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Friday, 16 February

19:20

How to Listen "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Welcome to MEDIA INDIGENA, a weekly Indigenous current affairs podcast hosted by Rick Harp. Hear the latest episode below, or catch our earlier shows. Subscribe here. PLAY EPISODE 103:

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Sunday, 11 February

04:22

In the trial of Gerald Stanley, an all-white jury runs from justice "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Robert Jago on what we should take away from the acquittal of the man who shot and killed Colten Boushie

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Sunday, 19 February

20:50

Kent Monkmans Shame and Prejudice: A [Love] Story of Resilience "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Spanning 300 years of colonialism across a range of time periods and themes, this exhibition is a love letter to the resilience of Indigenous people.

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Saturday, 11 February

23:06

Why its misleading to label Indigenous languages as lost or dying "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The sorry state of many Indigenous languages is no accident. Far from being 'lost,' our mother tongues have been under constant attack.

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Monday, 02 January

21:21

Their Country, Our Land: Why Indigenous peoples have a problem with #Canada150 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Virtually from the start, Canada has defined Indigenous peoples' very existence as the "Indian Problem." But for us, it's been "The Canadian Problem" we've had to contend with.

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Sunday, 11 December

21:23

The Story of How Winnipeg Gets Its Water is a Case Study in Colonialism "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The story of the Winnipeg Aqueduct might seem of little consequence or interest to anyone except those curious about a particular time and place. It actually represents a case study in colonialism, where the local and the global are one and the same.

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Saturday, 27 August

05:46

Sixties Scoop Survivors Take Canada to Court: Ep 25 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The 'Sixties Scoop' removed thousands of Aboriginal kids; now, an Ontario court has heard the latest phase of a class action suit seeking compensation for adoptees' loss of "Aboriginal customs, traditions and practices." We spoke with a Scoop survivor. CLICK TO PLAY:

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Friday, 29 July

04:23

Food Insecurity in Canadas North: Ep 21 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

In Canada's north, food access and affordability are major issues. We speak to the mayor of Nunavut's capital city to discuss her territory's challenges with food insecurity and the federal 'Nutrition North' subsidy program. CLICK TO PLAY:

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Tuesday, 19 July

03:35

An Index of Indigenous Podcasts "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A list of other Indigenous programs sharing this sphere of podcasting [updated as of July 2017].

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Friday, 15 July

19:02

Aboriginal Anxiety About The Police: Ep 19 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Well-known Indigenous broadcaster Jesse Wente shares his personal and political perspective on police treatment of Aboriginal people. CLICK TO PLAY:

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Wednesday, 09 March

18:42

W(h)ither MEDIA INDIGENA? "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A hard look at the past and present of MEDIA INDIGENA inspires its founding editor to stake out a bold new future.

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Saturday, 15 August

07:50

Crowdfunding clean water for the source of Winnipegs water: Shoal Lake 40 First Nation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Update on ambitious crowdfunder in support of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community whose water has quenched Winnipeg's thirst for the past century, but are unable to drink it themselves.

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Monday, 27 April

16:57

Survivors Rowe: Powerful documentary captures sexual abuse of First Nation men "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Doc tells story of three First Nation men thought to be among 500 children molested by priest over two decades.

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Saturday, 07 March

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Sunday, 25 January

22:10

Most First Nations See Right Through Canadas Transparency Act "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Canada's imposed 'Transparency' Act for First Nations obscures as much as it supposedly reveals, writes Rick Harp.

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Wednesday, 17 December

05:17

Aboriginal artist makes amazing one-time offer to our Kickstarter backers, and times almost up! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

As our Kickstarter draws ever closer to the finish line, you'll want to hear the once-in-a-lifetime offer artist Aaron Paquette has made to inspire your pledge.

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Monday, 08 December

07:12

How you can help Indigenous literature reach a huge new audience "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

You love Aboriginal literature. He's an award-winning Anishinaabe author. Invest in MEDIA INDIGENA's crowdfunding campaign to transform Waubgeshig Rice's debut stories into an audiobook.

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Saturday, 29 November

02:50

Will Canada Reads break its own barrier and finally recognize native womens writings? "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Canada Reads has never featured a book written by a native woman in its top 5 finalists. Sarah Hunt says it's high time this changed.

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Sunday, 23 November

23:36

A Kickstarta for MEDIA INDIGENA! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Help us enrich the world of audiobooks with more Aboriginal content by backing our crowdfunding campaign to convert 'Midnight Sweatlodge' into spoken words

Friday, 14 November

07:09

PODCAST: One-on-One with Clearing The Plains Author James Daschuk "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Released in Spring 2013, "Clearing the Plains" has garnered University of Regina historian James Daschuk both attention and awards.

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