Elementary Teachers Support First Nations’ Land Rights

  Elementary Teachers Support First Nations' Land Rights   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   TORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ — TORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ – Elementary teachers applaud the Ontario Court of Appeal decision to release native leaders who had been jailed for protesting mineral development by mining companies on traditional […]

Reconciliation is difficult after a remark that hurts

  Reconciliation is difficult after a remark that hurts   CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD cblatchford@globeandmail.com 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   The Ontario Crown prosecutor who urged a judge to impose “a financial penalty that hurts” on the so-called KI-6 native protesters has been seconded as senior counsel to the fledgling Residential Schools Truth and […]

Critics say jailing of aboriginal leaders could have been avoided

  Critics say jailing of aboriginal leaders could have been avoided   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ The jailing of seven aboriginal protesters involved in a dispute with a pair of mining companies in Ontario could have been avoided, opposition critics said Thursday as First Nations […]

Anti-Mining Protesters Freed

  anti-mining protesters freed   Gagandeep Ghuman Copyright (c) 2008 The Toronto Star   A tense courtroom erupted with applause when an Ontario Court of Appeal judge released native leader Bob Lovelace and six members of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) yesterday.   "You are a free man, my friend," said Sam McKay, one of the […]

Aboriginals gird for a fight as court win in Ontario bolsters cause

  Aboriginals gird for a fight as court win in Ontario bolsters cause   CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD cblatchford@globeandmail.com 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   If ever you wondered why there is a National Day of Action for Canada's aboriginal people – it's today – you should have been at the Ontario Court of Appeal […]

Seven aboriginal protesters granted release by Ontario Appeal Court

  Seven aboriginal protesters granted release by Ontario Appeal Court   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ Moments after the Ontario Court of Appeal decided he'd served enough time behind bars, the last of seven aboriginal protesters jailed over disputes with mining exploration companies walked out of […]

Native leaders demand protection from miners

  Native leaders demand protection from miners   Jordana Huber Canwest News Service Copyright © 2008 Vancouver Sun   TORONTO   TORONTO — Six first nations leaders from northern Ontario, who were incarcerated for defying a court order allowing a mining company to explore on their traditional territory, will be in appeal court today to […]

Ontario. Native leaders vow to fight mining law

  Ontario. Native leaders vow to fight mining law   Canwest News Service Copyright © 2008 Ottawa Citizen   Six First Nations leaders from northern Ontario, who were incarcerated for defying a court order allowing a mining company to explore on their traditional territory, will be in an appeal court today in Toronto to argue […]

Ottawa must intervene in Ontario’s land and mining disputes: Fontaine

  Ottawa must intervene in Ontario's land and mining disputes: Fontaine   BY JERED STUFFCO (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ A simmering aboriginal land dispute in southern Ontario and a mining clash in the province's north that led to the jailing of six activists will worsen if the federal […]

Ontario’s Mining Act assailed

  Ontario's Mining Act assailed; First Nations protest the latest in long-running dispute   Peter Koven Financial Post (c) 2008 National Post . All Rights Reserved.   The long-simmering issue of mining activity on First Nations land soared to the forefront yesterday as National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations joined a […]