Post by Nishnawbe Aski 9 on Feb 4, 2013 12:42:00 GMT -8
First Nation frustrated by mine’s toxic legacy Last Updated: Dec 5, 2012 11:13 AM ET
An abandoned mine site has left a toxic legacy near Sachigo Lake First Nation, 700 km northwest of Thunder Bay, according to the community’s consultant. Allyne Glidden said debris from a gold mine that operated at Lingman Lake is troubling for the First Nations people who live nearby.
“There’s hazardous material that has been there for upwards of 40 years,” Glidden said. “Certainly some of the concerns of the community are open shafts, open vent raises, giant old generator sets with old PCBs.”
Post by transbrewsteralta on Mar 30, 2013 17:19:28 GMT -8
IR 142,143,144- back country trail rides The Moondance Land Company and 991021 Alberta Ltd. (a wholly owned Stoney Nakoda Company), are proposing the development of a new community along the banks of the Bow River at the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The development will be situated in an area referred to as the "Horseshoe Lands".... On July 6, 2012, the new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force which replaced the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. As a result, there is no longer a requirement to complete the environmental assessment of this project. www.ceaa.gc.ca/052/details-eng.cfm?pid=26397
Town of 5,000 Proposed -- Wednesday, August 1, 2007 10:00:00 MDT AM John Third, Moondance manager of public relations, told MD council Tuesday how Moondance, through consultation with MD administration, is dealing with those concerns. www.horseshoelands.ca/article-town-proposed.html
The Man Behind Stephen Harper The Walrus Magazine, October 2004 Marci MacDonald
Attawapiskat: A ‘homeland’ at the crossroads - Last Updated: 11/12/03 4:57 AM ET “[Relocation] is a ridiculous idea,” Grand Chief Louttit said. “It’s saying, ‘Let’s move these people to somewhere near Timmins and get them off their territory, and in the meantime let the mining companies lay claim to all that.’” news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/03/attawapiskat-a-homeland-at-the-crossroads/
THUNDER BAY – Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland First Nation said, “Cliffs, Noront and all the other mining companies active in the Ring of Fire will have thirty days from the time the eviction notice is served to pack up their bags and leave our lands”. The Ring of Fire has been dubbed Ontario’s “Oil Sands” by Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak.
Former judge meets with Blood tribe to help Indian residential school survivors
Thousands of native children died in Canada’s residential schools By Vic Neufeld 8 March 2013
By the year 2000, Canadian churches faced more than 10,000 lawsuits from survivors. Claiming that these suits would bankrupt their institutions, the churches successfully lobbied the government to enact legislation limiting the scope of lawsuits and assuming primary liability for residential school damages. Courts in Alberta and the Maritimes subsequently denied survivors the right to sue the churches for violation of their civil rights and for genocide. Later on, judicial decisions across Canada restricted the claims of survivors and prevented them from suing the churches for any issues beyond tort offenses of “physical and sexual abuse”.
It was in this context that the largest class action lawsuit in Canada to date, brought on behalf of tens of thousands of survivors across Canada, culminated in 2007 with the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. The Agreement established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission “to contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation.” The commission, whose mandate expires in 2014, was granted $60 million in funding. www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/08/cana-m08.html
Histories, Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals Laurie Meijer Drees. Publication Date: January 2013 This is the first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada's indigenous communities and on the federal government's Indian Health Services. Featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada's Indian Hospital System, it presents a fresh perspective on health care history that includes the diverse voices and insights of the many people affected by tuberculosis and its treatment in the mid-twentieth century. www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=1035
May 17, 2012. Stories about abuse and even experiments within the facility have spread through Vancouver Island First Nations communities, fuelling a distrust of the medical system. Yet information about Indian hospitals remains scarce. Advocates for aboriginal health say a process similar to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which wrapped up hearings on Vancouver Island last month, needs to take place in order for former patients to fully heal from their experiences. Such a process would help build First Nations people's trust in the medical system, social workers say, which could boost the overall health of aboriginal communities. www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=a2144c10-a4c8-4088-9c6f-e7c15422aaaf
Senator's husband put $1.7M in offshore tax havens Lawyer Tony Merchant named in leaked data shared exclusively in Canada with CBC News Last Updated: Apr 4, 2013 9:55 AM ET Tony Merchant of Regina, dubbed Canada's class-action king because of the large settlements he has won for his clients, transferred money to a tax haven in the South Pacific and then onward to an account in the Caribbean, according to the files. His wife, Senator Pana Merchant, as well as their three sons are named in the documents as beneficiaries of the funds. www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/04/03/merchant-offshore-trust.html
Mountain Meadows Massacre November 30, 1999 by Luscinia Brown-Hovelt and Elizabeth J. Himelfarb
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made a distressing discovery while restoring a monument to the victims of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre in southwest Utah: the bones of at least 29 of the 120 pioneer men, women, and children killed in the bloodbath. Ground-penetrating radar revealed three other anomalies, perhaps graves, not threatened by the restoration work. The Church, at the request of descendant families, did not allow the testing of those sites or any further excavation of the site in question.
Despite the church's discomfort at churning up the very remains it had hoped to lay to rest with the renewed monument, this turn of events has provided the opportunity to properly rebury remains hastily interred a year-and-a-half after the massacre by federal troops sent by congress. The bones, together with buttons and various ceramics, emerged when a backhoe took down a wall erected by the troops around the grave site so that a new one might be built.
"The whole United States rang with its horrors," Mark Twain wrote of the massacre in Roughing It:
A large party of Mormons, painted and tricked out as Indians, overtook the train of emigrent wagons some three hundred miles south of Salt Lake City, and made an attack. But the emigrants threw up earthworks, made fortresses of their wagons, and defended themselves gallantly and successfully for five days! Your Missouri or Arkansas gentleman is not much afraid of the sort of scurvy apologies for "Indians" which the southern part of Utah affords. He would stand up and fight five hundred of them. At the end of the five days the Mormons tried military strategy. They retired to the upper end of the 'Meadows,' resumed civilized apparel, washed off their paint, and then, heavily armed, drove down in wagons to the beleagured emigrants, bearing a flag of truce! When the emigrants saw white men coming they threw down their guns and welcomed them with cheer after cheer...."
The militia, according to Twain, then convinced the pioneers that the Indians would cease attack if they marched out, leaving behind all their belongings and even their guns. The militia, perhaps in a generalized mood of revenge after persecution of Mormons in Arkansas and elsewhere, convinced these California-bound Arkansans to lay down their weapons with promises of friendship, then attacked.
Woman cleared of charges, but analysts decry legal ‘humiliations’ Windspeaker
Volume: 31 Issue: 4 Year: 2013
After nearly a decade fighting criminal fishing charges in B.C. courts, Stó:lo nation’s Kwitsel Tatel (Patricia Kelly) won not only an absolute discharge on May 9, but now the government must pay her nearly $2,500 for seizing her crate of salmon in 2004, accusing her of selling it illegally.
But the band’s senior policy advisor told Windspeaker that the “humiliations” the woman faced over the course of 200 court appearances, in particular an invasive anal-vaginal cavity search after she attempted to walk into the courtroom playing a hand drum, should never have happened in the first place.
Post by 1942 Anglican Journal on Jul 16, 2013 9:43:40 GMT -8
Hungry aboriginal kids, adults were subject of nutritional experiments: paper by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:38pm
Recently published historical research says hungry aboriginal children and adults were once used as unwitting subjects in nutritional experiments by Canadian government bureaucrats.
“This was the hardest thing I’ve ever written,” said Ian Mosby, who has revealed new details about one of the least-known but perhaps most disturbing aspects of government policy toward aboriginals immediately after the Second World War.
Mosby — whose work at the University of Guelph focuses on the history of food in Canada — was researching the development of health policy when he ran across something strange.
“I started to find vague references to studies conducted on ‘Indians’ that piqued my interest and seemed potentially problematic, to say the least,” he said. “I went on a search to find out what was going on.”
The research spread. In 1947, plans were developed for research on about 1,000 hungry aboriginal children in six residential schools in Port Alberni, B.C., Kenora, Ont., Schubenacadie, N.S., and Lethbridge, Alta.
February 2011 Paladin guards involved in racial profiling, harassment and assault of a cancer victim's relative at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary with Alberta Health Services. Paladin got the contract a year ago. The guards said that they "get people like you all the time".
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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