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Part 2.1 of Quiz

“Twenty years after the “Oka Crisis” We still see Indigenous Peoples on the front line protecting the sacredness of our traditional territories and the sacredness of Mother Earth. We still hear of communities all across Turtle Island trying to protect the little they have left as a result of dishonoured treaty processes and the disrespect … Continue reading

Part 2.0 of Quiz

“As can be seen from the analysis of Oka and Ipperwash, these acts of Aboriginal resistance serve as wake-up calls to governments. They are sharp and clear signals that Aboriginal Peoples are not going to take it on the chin any more, that there are fundamental flaws in the conditions of Aboriginal communities and the … Continue reading

Research Quest #5

Robert Loveless: Robert is a former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. In 2008, Robert spent 31/2 months as a political prisoner for taking part in defending the Ardoch Algonquin First Nations homeland from uranium exploration and mining. Lovelace is now a lecturer at Queen’s University in the Department of Global Development Studies. His … Continue reading

Beyond the Text #4

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/09/22/Marijuana-Growers-Face-More-Jail-Child-Rapists-Under-Harpers-New-Omnibus-Bill http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2011/09/whats-wrong-harpers-omnibus-crime-bill Prime Minister Harper has recently launched his “tough – on – crime” agenda and it is said that the omnibus crime bill will send Canada back to a 19th century punishment model. No criminal justice can be perfect but when marijuana growers get more jail time then pedophiles, which in my opinion, is … Continue reading

Question of the Week #4

A story I have followed for a number of years was the Amanda Knox trial. Amanda Knox was an American student that was convicted of being a part in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. Her originally handed down in 2009 was 29 years, but she ended up serving four. She was … Continue reading

Under Reported News Story #4

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/1-more-us-soldiers-committed-suicide-than-died-in-combat/ More US Soldiers Committed Suicide Than Died in Combat This article details that for the second year in a row that more soldiers due to suicide (468) then in combat (468). Evidently, there needs to be more rehabilitation programs for these soldiers to diminish these appalling statistics. “One soldier, Jess Goodell, recounts a marine … Continue reading

Major News Story #4

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/10/04/bernanke-us-economy.html U.S. economy ‘close to faltering,’ Bernanke says Ben Bernank, the chairman of the U.S Federal Reserve, warned Tuesday that the American economic recovery “is close to faltering” and that the central bank is ready to do more to support growth. Bernanke said that the recession was deeper than the government first thought and recovery … Continue reading

Research Quest #4

http://www.nwac.ca/programs/sisters-spirit Sisters in Sprit is a research, education, and policy initiative driven and led by Aboriginal women. Since 2004, SIS’s primary goal is to raise awareness and to conduct research about the high rates of violence against aboriginal women in Canada. To date their research has gathered that there are more than 582 missing and … Continue reading

Reflective Journal #3

Rights and Roots: Addressing a New Wave of Colonialism By: Melina Laboucan-Massimo Melina opens my eyes to how Canada still continues to overlook the First Nation’s needs and specifically the mistreatment of The Lubicon Cree. She discusses that 14 billion dollars in revenue has been made since 1980 from exploiting oil, but yet her First … Continue reading

Media Analysis (Major News Story) #3

http://thechronicleherald.ca/World/9022246.html China’s Internet crackdown aims to quell criticism This act by China’s State Internet Information office, which punishes people from posting rumours and falsehoods online, has many glitches. Although this would be in theory, a great idea to prevent people from making up lies and posting them on the internet, consider those who are telling … Continue reading