Around the world: First Nations people exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in Canada, Indigenous protests against a nickel mine and an oil pipeline, and Indigenous activists denounce a COP26 Glasgow deal as Canada fails to meet a UN deadline.
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Tokata and Chase Ironeyes, appeared on Christiane Amanpour’s show, broadcast on both PBS and CNN, to talk about COP26, the anti-pipeline stands, and the future of Indigenous and climate justice.
Tokata’s friend, Greta Thunberg, put it in Glasgow, “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure. It should be obvious that we cannot solve the crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place.”
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During Cop26 Ocean Rebellion protesters gathered outside oil refinery Ineos Grangemouth – Scotland’s biggest polluter – and vomited ‘oil’ onto the ground.
video of the action here
s world leaders inside the Cop26 conference centre in Glasgow boasted about pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions and end deforestation, indigenous delegates gathered across the river Clyde to commemorate activists killed for trying to protect the planet from corporate greed and government inaction.
n Tuesday morning, activists dressed in the red jumpsuits familiar to viewers of the dystopian Netflix series Squid Game strike posed for the assembled media on the south bank of the Clyde, directly opposite the Cop26 conference centre.Across the river and further into the city centre later on Tuesday, Anne Thoday was squatting on the pavement on St Vincent Street next to her surdo drum as a thick line of police prevented Extinction Rebellion protesters from moving towards the conference centre.
“Not long ago, settlers attempted to kill off the buffalo as a mechanism to steal our land, and they tried to steal our land as a mechanism to colonize our people and assimilate and destroy us– but they couldn’t,” said Nick Tilsen, President and CEO of NDN Collective. “Now, coming full circle, we have reclaimed these lands and we’ve put the tatanka (buffalo) back on the land.”
NDN Collective Celebrates Buffalo Release with Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Wolakota Regenerative Buffalo Range & Wildlife Sanctuary | NDN Collective
Rapid City, SD – Today, members of NDN Collective attended the Wolakota Buffalo Release Celebration on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, where close to 100 people gathered, including local students, National Parks Service and Fish and Wildlife Service representatives, members of Native organizations including the Rosebud Tribal Council, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Land Enterprise, the World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy, and more.
The bitter fight over the future of Vancouver Island’s diminishing ancient forests – in which activists used guerrilla methods of resistance such as locking their bodies to the logging road and police responded by beating, dragging and pepper-spraying demonstrators – has surpassed the previous record of arrests set in the 1990s at the anti-logging protests dubbed the “War in the Woods”.
A string of protests against old-growth logging in western Canada have become the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history, with the arrest of least 866 people since April.
Described as “purveyors of only the finest Indigenous news”, Walking Eagle first began as a comedy project for Tim Fontaine in 2017. After leaving a career in Canadian journalism that spanned nearly two decades, Fontaine turned to satire in an effort to provoke debate and capture the myriad frustrations felt by Indigenous peoples across the country.
ays after the statues of two British monarchs were toppled in the province of Manitoba amid growing fury over the legacy of Canada’s residential school system, where Indigenous children were forcibly sent for much of the 20th century, the website Walking Eagle News had its own take – not so much on the grief and outrage, but on the fixation with statues.
An estimated 8.3m hectares (20.5m acres) of land in the North Island – nearly 73% of the landmass – as well as almost the entire South Island were taken from Māori through confiscation and inequitable purchases between 1840 and 1939.
wo years ago, a small pocket of land three kilometres from Auckland’s international airport became the most prominent site of a struggle by Māori, New Zealand’s indigenous people, to reclaim land confiscated by the crown more than 150 years ago.
The app, which supports 109 languages, does not offer Cree or any of the other roughly 150 Indigenous languages spoken today in North America.
WASHINGTON – Bill Waawaate is Indigenous, smart, educated, and the millionaire-founder of a highly successful snowmobile company. He also is a comic book superhero from a First Nation in Canada. “The aim here is to help Canadians understand Indigenous culture and to erase the stereotypes about First Nations communities,” said Joseph John, the Montreal-based designed and publisher of the Citizen Canada comic book series.
The following statement is in response to an incident that occurred on NDN Collective property adjacent to the NDN headquarters in Rapid City, SD on Monday, August 16 and subsequent media coverage related to that event. My priority has always been to protect my community.
NDN Collective responds to blatant erasure of Indigenous people in South Dakota social studies standards
NDN Collective In response to the erasure of Indigenous history from South Dakota’s newly proposed social studies standards, which includes over a dozen omitted references to the Oceti Sakowin – the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people who are Indigenous to South Dakota and surrounding states – NDN Collective released the