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Yehewin Aski’: The Breathing Lands protecting Canada from climate breakdown – National Observer

December 23rd 2021 There is a word the Cree use to describe the vast peatlands that span the Hudson Bay Lowlands in northern Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Yehewin, meaning “breathing” in Cree, is a fitting description for the bogs, which are vital carbon sinks and key natural assets in the fight against global warming, says […]

by ahnationtalk on December 23, 202110 Views

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Indigenous activist arrested by RCMP screens documentary of her journey on Wet’suwet’en land – Guelph Today

Mohawk woman and filmaker Layla Black shared her documentary ‘Blood & Water’ in front of city hall on Saturday evening After being arrested on Wet’suwet’en land out west, Layla Black, a Mohawk woman, is telling stories from the front lines of the protests. On Saturday evening in front of city hall, Layla Black screened Blood and Water, a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2021104 Views

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Township of Otonabee—South Monaghan approves land recognition for council meetings – Peterborough Examiner

Nov. 24, 2021 Beginning in January, Otonabee South Monaghan Township Council will begin its meetings with a land recognition of the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig Peoples. Mayor Joe Taylor said he researched a number of land acknowledgments before making the recommendation to council, which was unanimously accepted at Monday’s regular meeting. “I wanted […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 202122 Views

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Open letter: Amnesty International urges federal government, BC and RCMP to protect the rights of Wet’suwet’en land defenders

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable John Horgan Premier of British Columbia Victoria, BC Commissioner Brenda Lucki Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ottawa, Ontario 18 November 2021 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier John Horgan, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki; Amnesty International is writing with grave concern over the arrival on November […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 202124 Views

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Koganaawsawin connecting youth to Anishinabek culture through new land-based programming initiative – Anishinabek News

November 12, 2021 NIPISSING FIRST NATION— The Youth Well-Being Team of Koganaawsawin has recently announced a funding opportunity for Anishinabek First Nations to enhance and/or develop their land-based youth programming. The new initiative focuses on increasing youth well-being through healing, cultural learning opportunities, and the development of connection or reconnection to the land. The funding, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 202122 Views

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Letter of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

Nov. 5th, 2021 KAIROS joins representatives of an ecumenical community to register our solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples who are defending their lands in opposition to the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. This pipeline violates the fundamental right of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Nations, endangers the lives of Indigenous peoples, and does not […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202125 Views

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Sault Ste Marie Métis ring bells as reminder of broken land promises

Sault Ste Marie, Ontario (October 21) — The Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community is asking Sault Ste. Marie residents to listen for the sound of church bells today. The bell at the 136 John Street church will ring 171 times calling attention to the 171 years that have passed since the Crown made a commitment to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 202129 Views

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Powassan acknowledging it is on traditional Indigenous lands in public meetings – North Bay Nipissing News

October 20, 2021 Mayor hopes to see other committees and organizations follow suit The Municipality of Powassan has joined an increasing number of municipalities and organizations that have added a historic acknowledgement to the start of public meetings. Mayor Peter McIsaac brought the concept forward during a meeting held on the eve of Canada’s first […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202135 Views

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Algonquins of Ontario not the biggest landowner at Tewin – CBC

Oct 12, 2021 Analysis of property records found group’s partner, Taggart family, owns larger area Hundreds of rural hectares have changed hands for millions of dollars over the past seven years along the country roads where Ottawa’s fourth suburb will spring up, and the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) group wasn’t the only one buying. Now that […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 202135 Views

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Acknowledging native territory – Quinte News

Hastings County Council will be asked to acknowledge traditional Native Territory at the beginning of each of its meetings. The county’s Finance Committee is making the recommendation, following its meeting Tuesday. Mayor of Tweed Joanne Albert told the meeting that it’s something “everyone should be doing.” “It’s something that I know I’m going to do […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202136 Views

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