Idle No More protests continue to wake up a nation

The issues that are galvanizing First Nation groups in Canada are in direct response to the unsustainable and exploitative treatment of the land and resources in this country.

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Survival of the Indigenous Spirit

Spend an evening with Survivorman Les Stroud and Indigenous Elder Dave Courchene, as they reveal the survival secrets of the world’s oldest tribes in a fundraiser to support the Vision Quest & Ma Koose Ka Win Ceremonies.

Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples

Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples
Mark Dowie, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2009, 336 pages.

Over the last century, millions of indigenous people around the world have been evicted from their traditional lands in the interests of conservation. Many have been reduced to poaching and trespassing on their ancestral land, or “assimilated” into chronic poverty. The good news is that native people are beginning to shift the global conservation agenda to one that treats them fairly. In Conservation Refugees, investigative journalist Mark Dowie makes a compelling argument for people-centred conservation that recognizes native people as central to protecting biological diversity. Rich in rarely published details from every corner of the Earth, this is an important book for students of conservation, international development and native cultures.

Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia

Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia Tony Penikett Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre 2006, 303 pages. The Supreme Court of Canada issued judgment in 1973 on the land rights of the Nisga’a Indians of the Nass Valley in British Columbia. Named after Frank Calder, a well-known Nisga’a chief and former member of the provincial…