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Indigenous Land Protectors

Globally, there have been two methods for governments and business to deal with Land Protectors: kill them as was done in 19 countries around the world in 2018 primarily in Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and the Philippines resulting in 164 deaths: Or as Global Witness has reported, “across continents, governments and companies are also

Wet’suwet’en and Coastal GasLink

In 1984, the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en and Gitksan Houses launched a court case against the government of BC over Aboriginal title to their ancestral territory in BC. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in their favour in the landmark Delgamuukw case in 1997, acknowledging that aboriginal title pre-dated colonial contact and had not

Welcome to the beta site of Indigenous Watchdog

Thank- you for visiting Indigenous Watchdog – the Phase 1 launch of an online platform to deliver current, comprehensive and insightful information on critical Indigenous issues impacting First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action are the starting point for an exploration into a broad range of current events

What’s Next for the MMIWG Report

The Commission of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls submitted their final report, “Reclaiming Power and Place” on June 3, 2019 with 231 Calls for Justice In December, 2019, the federal government announced that the target date for the government’s response to the Final Report would be June 2020 with

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