Indigenous & Aboriginal News

Atleo compares aboriginal, South African struggles by Gloria Galloway, posted on the Globe and Mail

The head of Canada’s largest aboriginal community says 2013 was the year when First Nations pierced the national consciousness, forcing business, government and ordinary Canadians to give thought to the challenges facing native people. It was also a year when the world lost one of its greatest freedom fighters with the death of Nelson Mandela. And Shawn Atleo, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says there are parallels to be drawn between the struggle of black South Africans and the fight of his people for their own inherent rights.  [Read More…]

Glaring Western Hypocrisy On Human Rights Notion by Kourosh Ziabari, posted on the Eurasia Review

Now that Iran is reconstructing its international relations through a dynamic nuclear diplomacy and gaining reputation as an emerging regional superpower, the United States and its allies, infuriated and frantic, consider it as worthwhile to test Iran’s patience by using the notion of human rights as a leverage for pressuring and annoying the Islamic Republic. [Read More…]

Northern Gateway has Ottawa scrambling to avoid lawsuits by Justine Hunter, posted on the Globe and Mail

Within three hours of the Joint Review Panel’s announcement giving conditional approval for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the Lake Babine First Nation threatened the lawsuit it has been preparing for months. The band has already retained one of the top aboriginal law experts in Canada, setting the stage for a court fight the federal government is working feverishly behind the scenes to stave off. [Read More…]

Alanis Obomsawin’s tradition of giving back at Christmas by Connie Walker, posted on CBC News Aboriginal

Celebrated filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is best known for her documentaries but at this time of year, she’s busy working on a different kind of production. Every Christmas, for over fifty years, Obomsawin has been making toys, dolls and blankets for children in need. [Read More…]  

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