Indigenous Issues

Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial

Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial

54 people from around Lake Nipissing are on trial for hunting and fishing violations A trial underway this week could have far reaching implications for the Indigenous people of northern Ontario and across Canada. The defence is arguing that no…

Grassy Narrows First Nation on alert for logging.

Grassy Narrows First Nation on alert for logging.

The Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows) is on alert for logging trucks to come in April 2014. Grassy Narrows is the home of the longest running First Nations blockade in Canada. Its original Slant Lake blockade site, about 100 km north of Kenora, Ontario, started on…

Ontario approves logging plans on Grassy Narrows territory

Ontario approves logging plans on Grassy Narrows territory

Grassy Narrows has rejected a recently announced Ministry of Natural Resources plans to proceed with further clearcuts in the Treaty #3 community’s traditional territory. “Premier Wynne, it is within your power to ensure that the mistakes of the past are…

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