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To vote or not: the issue facing Indigenous people

For Indigenous people in Canada, the election is an issue that divides communities. On the one hand, participation is seen as a way to influence the settler state…

Palmater warns of ‘irreparable harm’ if Harper wins again

Mi’kmaq lawyer and activist calls for unity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people There was a full house to hear Dr. Pamela Palmater at the Centre for Dialogue in…

Banks Island Gold refused to shut down mine after spill in remote coastal B.C.

An Indigenous community in northwestern B.C. is caught in the aftermath of a spill at a remote mining operation, after the company failed to shut down operations even…

Cindy Gladue case: a reminder the justice system is broken for Aboriginal women

Cindy Gladue did not consent to a violent death. Gladue, a 36-year-old Cree woman, was found dead on June 22, 2011, in a hotel off the Yellowhead Highway…

What part of ‘no’ does Shawn Atleo not understand?

The same day his successor was announced at the Assembly of First Nations, former national chief Shawn Atleo started work for a tar sands mega-project that looks like…

Introducing Ricochet Media’s Indigenous Reporting Fund

Ricochet was started with a simple goal — to cover stories that were lacking attention and most importantly, depth, in mainstream outlets across this continent. Dedicating significant financial…