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‘Take care of each other:’ Honouring Beau Dick’s legacy

A community is in mourning for beloved west coast artist, chief and father Beau Dick — a strong cultural leader who uplifted his people and held colonial governments…

Remembering Arthur Manuel, irreplaceable advocate for Indigenous rights

Members of the Secwepemc Nation, Indigenous leaders, colleagues, and friends from across Canada came together at the community centre of the Adams Lake Indian Band in Chase, B.C.,…

Injured Standing Rock water protector: “It’s not about me, it’s about the Indigenous peoples”

“Please go out there and say it’s not about me, it’s about the Indigenous peoples and what’s happening to them — even though she is lying there with…

Standing Rock: Stories from the front

Ricochet interviewed some of the water protectors arrested last week at Standing Rock. Young and old, Indigenous and settler, they share their personal experiences on the front lines….

Reporting from Standing Rock

As winter descends on North Dakota, thousands of Native Americans from tribes around the U.S., as well as Canadian First Nations and other allies, continue to protest the…

Allegations of rights abuses at Standing Rock draw international attention

CANNON BALL, N.D. — Members of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues arrived at the Standing Rock camp late Sunday afternoon to hear complaints of human…

Standing Rock Sioux continue struggle against Dakota Access Pipeline

Ricochet visited the Sioux camp opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, where 37 people, including actor Shailene Woodley, were arrested this week. Watch this explainer video from…

As Fort McMurray fire grows, First Nations and small towns step up for evacuees

The fire has grown to 85,000 hectares. In the neighbourhoods hardest hit, only remnants of vehicles, office buildings and homes are left. Communities have been levelled, reduced to…

Immense gas leak in California fuels toxic levels of public distrust

Earlier this month, I boarded an Amtrak train in Los Angeles, on my way to Ventura, California. A few stops before my destination, I noticed a strange smell….

Jody-Wilson-Raybould: balancing the scales, balancing identities

At Jody Wilson-Raybould’s first major public speech as the new federal government’s minister of justice, she invoked the concept of balance, referring to it in her traditional life,…