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    Real climate action means defunding the police

    A little-known arm of the RCMP has spent tens of millions of dollars brutalizing Indigenous land defenders and their allies while enforcing injunctions for resource extraction companies in B.C.

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    Can you do good work in Indigenous communities with bad money?

    When settler non-profits take bad money and attempt to use it to do good things in Indigenous communities, they reduce reconciliation to something imagined and managed by settler governments, non-profits, and corporations.

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    “That’s how we protect one another”

    Mi’kmaq water protectors and Nova Scotian settlers worked together to stop the Alton Gas project. Their success shows the power of Indigenous-settler solidarity in the fight to defend land and water.

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    Two poems from prison

    No bullet, no sword, nor anything formed, / nothing short of a category 4 storm, / Could ever kill an Indian that’s immortal

  • Magazine

    Criminal code is the new buffalo

    On reverse onus and colonial justice

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    The co-option of mutual aid

    Mutual aid is rooted in Black and Indigenous resistance to state violence. We cannot allow white organizers, non-profits, and philanthropists to co-opt our teachings in a time of panic.

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    The ‘60s Scoop and everyday acts of elimination

    In her new book, Allyson Stevenson studies Saskatchewan’s child apprehension program at “the heart of Canada’s colonial enterprise.”

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    Against the Duck Factory

    The largest freshwater delta in North America is under threat from a charity whose goal is seemingly to generate more ducks, no matter the cost to local Indigenous residents and wildlife.

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    How Canada is targeting Indigenous resistance to TMX

    Indigenous land defenders are receiving the harshest treatment for protesting the troubled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. How far will the courts go to repress those opposed to a project that seems doomed to fail?

  • A letter from the organizer of the Sask. prisoners’ hunger strike

    The COVID-19 outbreak inside Saskatchewan’s provincial prisons, where three-quarters of inmates are Indigenous, is the newest development in Canada’s 154-year-long campaign of Indigenous genocide.

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    The Anishinabeg’s Call to Protect the Moose

    For the Anishinabe people of the Ottawa River Watershed, preserving the species is intertwined with food sovereignty and land rights. Land defenders promise to be back at the blockades in September 2021, enforcing the moose-hunting moratorium if the government won’t. 

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    This House Is Not a Home

    The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation was created with a colonial mandate that was meant to keep Indigenous Peoples in the North from being sovereign nations. Nearly half a century later, not much has changed.

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    When we fight for one treaty, we fight for them all

    1492 Land Back Lane is about more than just one housing development. Six Nations has a treaty they must protect, and the precedent set by every broken treaty affects us all.

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    To Wood Buffalo National Park, with love

    After a long legacy of power and control by Parks Canada, this story imagines how Lands and Peoples could once again live in healthy reciprocity.

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    This Prairie city is land, too

    I wonder what it would mean to walk freely on my own lands without fear of surveillance by white prairie settlers and criminalization by the institutions that serve their interests.

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    Sexual sovereignty

    Indigenous sex workers continue to pave the way for sexual liberation. How is this fundamental to Land Back?

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    Reconnecting to the spirit of the language

    In all of our interviews with nêhiyawêwin-speaking Elders, learners, and teachers across Treaty 6, we learned that the land is integral to Indigenous language revitalization, as the land and the language are inherently and intrinsically connected.

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    Land as a social relationship

    The land has always been here and Indigenous Peoples have always been reclaiming parts of it. So Canada’s challenge is how to keep us off of it, and how to keep us from holding onto the idea that it’s right for us to reclaim it.

  • “We have buried too many”: A Q&A with Tristen Durocher

    Durocher, a 24-year-old Métis fiddler, has walked from Air Ronge to begin a hunger strike on the lawn of the Saskatchewan Legislature, demanding resources for suicide prevention.

  • Sask Dispatch

    “A symbolic step”: group calls on city of Regina to rename Dewdney Avenue

    As Indian Commissioner and lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan, Edgar Dewdney left a legacy of colonial violence and trauma on the Prairies. Now some have joined together in a campaign to remove his name from one of Regina’s busiest streets.