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  • Magazine

    “We need to begin protecting all of our territories”

    Two hours east of the Unist’ot’en camp, Wet’suwet’en land defenders from the Likhts’amisyu clan are starting a new camp in the path of the Coastal GasLink pipeline

  • Magazine

    This is what Indigenous energy sovereignty looks like

    Just as Indigenous peoples are at the front line of climate impacts, we must also be at the forefront of climate solutions. This is where Indigenous Climate Action was born.

  • Magazine

    Saving Akikodjiwan

    Developers are building condos on top of sacred Algonquin Anishinabeg islands. Why are Indigenous sacred sites not given the same legal protections as settler ones?

  • Magazine

    Bodies on the Line

    Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement slices through the southern half of Saskatchewan, but there’s little Indigenous opposition in the province. To mount our own fight, we’ll have to learn from other Indigenous resistance efforts along the pipeline’s route.

  • Magazine

    Fatal encounters

    Cops may kill fewer people in Canada than in the U.S., but it’s clear that the same racism and lack of accountability underpins police shootings as in the U.S. The only difference is that, in Canada, it’s accompanied by less transparency and a paucity of data.

  • Magazine

    Wolverine hunt

    While driving, my grandfather – the greatest hunter I’ve ever known – asks me how many bullets I have left. “Atausiq,” I reply. One. He looks back at me and tells me if I miss it, the wolverine will be long gone.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Decarbonized, democratized, decolonized

    The NDP’s climate plan is too little, too late. Saskatchewan’s Just Transitions Summit brought people together to envision a more radical grassroots strategy.

  • Magazine

    Something in the water

    As Canadian mining giant Goldcorp closes its Marlin mine, it’s walking away from fears of chemical contamination and deep social rifts in the once tight-knit Indigenous communities of rural Guatemala.

  • Blog

    To be a warrior

    What it really means when Indigenous protesters say “Bring back our children.” An interview with Chasity Delorme and Prescott Demas from Camp: Justice For Our Stolen Children.

  • Blog

    Will Sask NDP support oil industry or Indigenous land rights?

    Indigenous peoples and activists are expected to “wait and see” after Meili hires longtime oil industry manager as Chief of Staff.

  • Magazine

    Distinct histories, shared solidarity

    Black and Indigenous people cannot look to the state for protection or systemic change. Instead, our movements have to recognize the differences between our oppressions, and stand beside each other while building new, shared spaces to exist.

  • Magazine

    “We don’t need permission to be free”

    The Zapatistas have always been on the frontlines of the opposition to NAFTA. In March, thousands of women Zapatistas and activists gathered in Chiapas to share their struggles and victories in building a world beyond capitalism.

  • Magazine

    We Interrupt This Program

    A new book explores Indigenous interventions into settler media, combining acceptance with refusal. Greg Macdougall reviews We Interrupt This Program by Miranda Brady and John Kelly.

  • Magazine

    Against performative sharing

    If you’re gonna plaster my newsfeed with photos of dead Indigenous youth, you better show up to the vigil.

  • Magazine

    Anything but empty

    Terra nullius is a lie. The Prairies have never been empty – they’ve always been teeming with anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance.

  • Magazine

    Chilling public protest

    Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) are used to silence, impoverish, and intimidate protesters. Now, with a lawsuit filed against the alleged participants of Winnipeg’s Rooster Town Blockade, we may be seeing one of the first SLAPPs on the Prairies.

  • Magazine

    Colonial courts and settler justice

    Most days during Gerald Stanley’s trial, the courtroom could be cut in half: the white half – family and supporters of the accused – and the brown half – family and supporters of the victim.

  • Blog

    Who will publish eulogies for the victims of Barrick Gold?

    On Peter Munk’s dark legacy

  • Blog

    Camped out for Justice

    Colten Boushie. Tina Fontaine. Countless others. “Something’s gotta change. Something more than fake promises and words.”

  • Magazine

    Silencing Opposition of the Site C Dam

    Protesters of the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley are facing a civil suit from both BC Hydro and the B.C. government.