Op Eds & Rabble

Site C legal challenge on UNDRIP anniversary shows Indigenous rights are a long ways away

September 13, 2016

Nine years ago today, on September 13, 2007, the United Nations took an important step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples when the General Assembly voted 144-4 to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While 11 countries…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Op Eds & Rabble, UNDRIP Blog Updates

The spirit of Berta Cáceres: The power and playful defiance of Indigenous women at the World Social Forum

August 18, 2016

“Berta Caceres had three qualities that made her such a powerful advocate and activist for her people and for the environment. She was Indigenous, a woman and a feminist.” Honduran journalist, Felix Molina was speaking at a vigil for his…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

Carbon trading threatens Indigenous peoples

August 17, 2016

The federal government admits that Canada is not on track to meet its official targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, Environment Canada says the gap between actual emissions and the goal of trimming emissions to 30 percent below…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Op Eds & Rabble

Honour National Aboriginal Day by supporting the Education for Reconciliation Initiative

June 21, 2016

Originally published on rabble.ca on June 21, 2016 by Shannon Neufeldt. National Aboriginal Day was first proclaimed by Governor General Roméo LeBlanc in 1996 to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis…

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