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“We’re always depicted with so much negativity, and my work shows broader society another side. It flips that narrative.” Make sure to check out ‘Concrete Indians’ by Nadya Kwendibens @_redworks which focuses on positive representations of Indigenous people 🙌🏼 this quote is from an interview with @chatelainemag #RedWorks #Resistance150

Canada has been denying clean accessible drinking water to thousands of people for decades. When are we, as a nation, going to be outraged when we hear stories like this? #CanadaStrong #RespectTheTreaties .
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"For years, Dawn Martin-Hill couldn't drink the water that comes out of her tap without boiling it first.
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She's lived on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve for 35 years, but was only recently connected to a water purification plant that ensured she could drink and use tap water knowing it wasn't contaminated.
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She's in a better situation than most in her community. Only about nine per cent of its residents have household access to clean water. Many don't even have functioning water pipes at all, forcing them to buy jugs of water and haul them to their homes.
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She suspects the lack of clean water may have had serious detrimental effects on the health of people who live here — including her closest family members.
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"Pretty much my entire family has been wiped out by cancer," Martin-Hill, a professor in the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, told Out in the Open's Piya Chattopadhyay.
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"It's not a normal existence. And then, you know, when you just step off the reserve, everybody has running water in their schools and in their facilities." Martin-Hill can enjoy potable running water where she works in Hamilton at McMaster University, a half-hour drive from her home..."
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"For years, Dawn Martin-Hill couldn't drink the water that comes out of her tap without boiling it first.
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She's lived on the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve for 35 years, but was only recently connected to a water purification plant that ensured she could drink and use tap water knowing it wasn't contaminated.
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She's in a better situation than most in her community. Only about nine per cent of its residents have household access to clean water. Many don't even have functioning water pipes at all, forcing them to buy jugs of water and haul them to their homes.
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She suspects the lack of clean water may have had serious detrimental effects on the health of people who live here — including her closest family members.
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"Pretty much my entire family has been wiped out by cancer," Martin-Hill, a professor in the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, told Out in the Open's Piya Chattopadhyay.
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"It's not a normal existence. And then, you know, when you just step off the reserve, everybody has running water in their schools and in their facilities." Martin-Hill can enjoy potable running water where she works in Hamilton at McMaster University, a half-hour drive from her home..."
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#awareness #humanrights #firstnations #decolonize #resistance150 #Indigenous #water #cancer #pollution #wayoflife #Canada #canadian #ontario #hamilton #toronto #vancouver #thunderbay #halifax #poverty #government #racism #crimeagainsthumanity #culture #edmonton #calgary #winnipeg #vancouver

Do we have to stare death in the face to make us stand up and confront Resistance? 💀💀💀💀⠀
The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can⠀
become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put⠀
them off till our deathbed - "S. Pressfield"⠀
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Nothing is what it seems. #resistance150 Join the movement

** TRIGGER WARNING ** Mention of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls below.
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"Cleopatra Nicotine Semaganis was a young Cree girl from Saskatchewan who was removed from her family and adopted by a white family in 1974. "Some time after that, her family back in Saskatchewan got word that she had been killed," says CBC investigative reporter Connie Walker.
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"They believe that she was murdered while she was trying to hitchhike back home to Saskatchewan." Cleo and her siblings — like many Indigenous children — were taken from their community, displayed in newspaper advertisements and sent to live with white adoptive families across North America through a controversial program called Adopt Indian and Métis or A.I.M.
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For decades, all Cleo's family knew was that she had died. They couldn't find any more details because her name had been changed in the adoption process.
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"This is not just a story about a girl who went missing, or who was murdered — this is a story about the impacts of child welfare and how they're echoing in communities across the country. This is a story about the intra-generational effects of residential schools... about the lack of basic infrastructure that Indigenous communities grapple with everyday."..."
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Looks like Trudeau is also a fake environmentalist. This is what is happening in our country right now. Unreal and out of touch. 😥🤯😤 Fellow Canadians, we are wasting precious time fighting over pipelines. We should be coming together to figure out what a post-Carbon future based on equity looks like for our country. Money is not real. Water, air and food are. #YouCantDrinkOil

To those on the front lines in BC - THANK YOU!!! 💙💙 .
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This is what Justin Trudeau is letting happen to push his pipeline to the sea. Stand with Indigenous defenders. #stopKM .
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#cdnpoli #bcpoli #waterissacred #keepitintheground #tankerfreeBC #nopipelines #resistance150 #trudeaumania #capitalismsucks #colonization150 #moneyistherootofallevil

Must read - the war of art by steven pressfield 📚📚📚📚📚⠀
The War Of Art brings some much needed tough love to all artists, business people and creatives who spend more time battling the resistance against work than actually working, by identifying the procrastinating forces at play and pulling out the rug from under their feet.⠀
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"A B.C. doctor says the colonial history of Canada's health care system is preventing Indigenous women from being screened for cervical cancer and she hopes a solution can be found in a health initiative in East Africa.
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Indigenous women in B.C. are 92 per cent more likely to develop cervical cancer than non-Indigenous women, according to a joint study from the B.C. Cancer Agency and First Nations Health Authority. The same study also found lower survival rates for Indigenous people with cancer.
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Part of that disparity can be explained by the colonial history of healthcare in Canada said Dr. Sheona Mitchell-Foster, an obstetrician-gynecologist and assistant professor in the University of British Columbia's Northern Medical Program in Prince George. 
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For decades, Indigenous people were treated in segregated, government-run "Indian hospitals" where, according to those who lived through the system, they were subject to abuse and experimentation that included forced sterilization hundreds of women. 
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Other factors cited by Mitchell-Foster include the distances Indigenous women in northern B.C. have to travel to be screened and that many doctors who administer pap smears are men..."
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"Library and Archives Canada's move to finally release a 98-year-old document on Ottawa's treatment of sick First Nations children sheds a small sliver of light onto a part of Canada's history still shrouded by the darkness of locked archives, researchers say.
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Library and Archives initially refused to release the document under provisions of the Access to Information and Privacy Act that exempts files covered by solicitor-client privilege.
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The 1920 document contained a request for advice from Indian Affairs along with the response from the Department of Justice on whether existing provisions in the Indian Act gave officials the power to create regulations allowing for the forcible removal of sick First Nations children.
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Laurie Meijer Drees, chair of the First Nations studies department at Vancouver Island University, said the released file is part of a "constellation of documents" that map out the ideology, policy and regulatory decisions behind the federal government's handling of health care for Indigenous peoples.
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The document, in the form of two letters, is from the era when Duncan Campbell Scott was deputy superintendent of Indian Affairs. Scott was the architect behind amendments to the Indian Act that made it mandatory for First Nations children to attend residential schools. Scott once stated that Indian Affairs' goal was to find a "final solution of our Indian problem."..."
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​​Last night I attended the third session of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report Reading Group @AGOToronto. ​For each session there is a portion of the 'Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada' that we are to read before meeting and then we ​sit together, in a circle, and talk about the process of truth and reconciliation. I’m happy to report that a lot of time ​last night was dedicated to the idea of divesting our money from institutions that support extraction industries and treaty violations. .
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. ​If you are struggling right now on how to be part of this very complex process of truth and healing, I would recommend that you begin by listening to what is being asked of you. ​Imagine the message it would send to corporations if tens of thousands of us simply moved our money and told them why. What do you think TD Bank would do if they lost 100,000 clients next month because we no longer were choosing to be complacent? What would it say to our Indigenous neighbours if we actually took the time to change our own behaviour. Its one thing to donate money to causes, its good to volunteer your time but nothing is going to change Canada if we don't change as individuals. #Divest #Boycott #Sanctions
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In Zurich, Switzerland sharing about the impacts of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain on Indigenous Peoples and Communities. We are here to meet with Swiss banks to divest and defund the KM pipeline. Global actions against these banks are happening around the world this week, divest the globe. #stopKM #defundTarSandsprojects
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#tinyhousewarriors #nopioelines #keepitintheground #defund #waterissacred #Canada150 #Resistance150 #truthandreconcillation #Cdnpoli #colonization150 #knowledgeispower#moneyistherootofallevil

Canadian women if you’re part of the #metoo movement, Tina Fontaine’s story should infuriate you on so many levels. We need to start speaking out against the violence indigenous women in our country are facing. We need to start protecting these women. We need to start actively participating in the solution. Figure where you’re needed (ask and listen) and get to work. .
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NWAC calls on all members of the media to deeply consider the narratives they engage in and consider the damage to Indigenous families. Read the full press release here: https://www.nwac.ca/press-releases/#MMIWG2S #Indigenous #cdnpoli #MMIWG #TinaFontaine #Media #cdnmedia
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#Canada150 #Resistance150 #truthandreconcillation #canadianhistory #colonization150

Not ok Canada. Not even fucking close to being okay. This is unreal. We are literally telling young children they are disposable. I can’t even fathom their anger, exhaustion and repulsion at us. We are deeply depraved as a country.
Colonization stops now. Figure out your role in it, own it, fix it and get behind our indigenous neighbours and tear this system down. To all of those that we are failing I am truly sorry. This needs to end. .
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Sadness and madness. United we must stand. #NoJusticeForTinaFontaine 💔 .
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#MMIW #metoo #TinaFontaine
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Fellow settler Canadians, please spend some time reflecting on what this verdict means for our country and if you’re outraged please translate that emotion into action. This is not okay. .
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Sending prayers and condolences to Colten's family, friends, & community. I wish this was not our reality as indigenous people. My heart is heavy. Colten deserves better. His family deserves better. Indigenous people deserve better.
This is sadly another example of how the justice system fails and refuses to protect native people.
Colton was murdered while he was looking for help with car troubles. He was not a criminal and he was not dangerous. Murder is murder.
#JusticeForColten#ColtenBoushie
#saskatchewan#canada #cdnpoli #resistance150 #colonization #whiteprivilege

"After almost two and a half years, it seems like Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is going to do something positive to address what is recognized as a “humanitarian crisis.” The identification of a crisis by Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott may be news, but the crisis is hardly that.

Way back in 1984, the Manitoba-based Kimelman Committee investigating the forced removal of Indigenous children from their homes and into the child welfare system concluded: “Cultural genocide has been taking place in a systematic, routine manner.” In 2013, United Nations Special Rapporteur James Anaya described Indigenous peoples as being in “crisis” in Canada. And two years ago, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal sided with the Assembly of First Nations and Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, and called for the federal government to stop its chronic underfunding of services for Indigenous children living on reserves.

In much of my published work, I have consistently argued that the Indian Residential Schools violated the UN Genocide Convention of 1948, with a particular focus on Article IIe, which prohibits forcibly transferring children from one group to another group.

Philpott announced a six-point plan to address the crisis in foster care. The plan overlaps with — but is far less comprehensive than — a proposal known as The Spirit Bear Plan put forward by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.

The minister’s plan includes a vow to “implement all orders” from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. It focuses on “prevention and early intervention;” support of Indigenous community-led programs; support for “Inuit and Métis leadership to advance culturally appropriate reform; and better "data and reporting” strategies.

But the Spirit Bear plan tackles a problem Philpott does not address — government accountability to Indigenous peoples..." #humanrights #awareness #firstnations #Indigenous #canada150 #Canada #canadian #britishcolumbia #vancouver #toronto #ontario #children #saskatoon #halifax #edmonton #calgary #yukon #wayoflife #poverty #taxationistheft #metis #inuit #resistance150 #decolonize

"In a major victory for Indigenous peoples, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a band in British Columbia can claim financial compensation for the theft of its lands during gold-rush times in 1860. The court took an expansive view of Canada's obligations to Indigenous peoples under a process set up in 2008 to settle historical disputes. The court said Canada can be held legally responsible for pre-Confederation wrongs.

The ruling was cheered by advocates for Indigenous peoples. "We're on a path of reconciliation, as of today," Leah Pence, a lawyer representing the Williams Lake Indian Band, said in an interview.

That last statement prompted a burst of laughter when The Globe and Mail read it to Ms. Pence and other lawyers on the band's legal team. The band first made the claim to the government, seeking a negotiated solution, in 1993, Ms. Pence said.

At stake was a claim by the Williams Lake band that the Colony of British Columbia allowed settlers to push band members off their land, nearly causing them to starve to death, and that when British Columbia joined Confederation in 1871, the federal government did not return the land. It did, however, give a larger tract to the group on what Ottawa described in a filing at the Supreme Court as prime farmland.

But the case's importance goes beyond the band. Canada introduced legislation to create an independent tribunal to rule on historical Indigenous grievances in the 1960s. It took 50 years to set up the body, known as the Specific Claims Tribunal. And when it ruled in favour of the Williams Lake band in 2014, Ottawa appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal, which threw out the ruling. The band appealed that decision to the Supreme Court..." #awareness #humanrights #decolonize #canada150 #Canada #canadian #resistance150 #government #firstnations #Indigenous #wayoflife #williamslake #britishcolumbia #vancity #vancouver #eastvan #yvr #toronto #ontario #halifax #edmonton #calgary #winnipeg #saskatoon #law #land

☡ TRIGGER WARNING ☡ RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ABUSES MENTIONED BELOW. "Sharon Whonnock's first childhood memory is being transferred from her home in northern Vancouver Island to Nanaimo Indian Hospital in the early 1950s, where she said she spent nearly a decade tied to a bed for almost 24 hours a day while being treated for tuberculosis.

The Kwakwaka'wakw woman spent about nine years there, and the remaining memories of what happened to her at the second-biggest Indian hospital in Canada are vivid. She said they haunt her still. Through the glass partition between beds, she said she could see other children also being tied and untied. "The only time we were untied was first thing in the morning to have a bath and then change our pajamas and go back to bed," said Whonnock, who is now 72. She doesn't have any proof, but she feels strongly that medical experiments were conducted on her. "I think I was used as a guinea pig. I really feel that's why I've had trouble with my health my whole life," she said.

But she said that the hardest thing she suffered was sexual abuse. She said that to this day, she still leaves the lights on at night. The Nanaimo hospital was one of 29 run by the Department of National Health and Welfare across Canada for Indigenous patients from 1946 to 1967.

Laurie Meijer Drees, who heads the department of First Nations studies at Vancouver Island University, wrote a book called Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals. Over years of research documenting people's stories, she spoke to many who had been through Nanaimo Indian Hospital.

The notion of informed consent, Drees said, was not practised generally and even less at the Indian hospitals, which means that people might not have known why they were being treated. Methods for treating tuberculosis were not well developed in those days..." #awareness #humanrights #firstnations #Indigenous #resistance150 #residentialschool #decolonize #canada150 #Canada #canadian #toronto #ontario #halifax #britishcolumbia #vancity #vancouver #nanaimo #vancouverisland #government #tuberculosis #edmonton #calgary #winnipeg #fredericton #eastvan #westvancouver

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