ARTICLES BY Nathan McDonnell

Indigenous peoples gather for historic conference at UN

On September 22-23, the United Nations hosted the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WIPC). The two-day high-level plenary meeting gathered over a thousand Indigenous and non-Indigenous delegates from Indigenous communities, organizations and member states to discuss the rights of Indigenous peoples. “Together, let us recognize and celebrate the valuable and ... read more ››

A small Anishinabek community picks a legal fight against a lumber giant

A small community of Anishinabek families in La Vérendrye wildlife reserve is fighting a David-and-Goliath court case against the huge forestry multinational Louisiana Pacific to stop continued deforestation on their territory. The community launched a court case August 18 to end decades of large-scale clear cutting of their forests. Community representatives ... read more ››

A people’s march says no to tar-sands pipeline

Protesters march through Trois Rivieres On a Saturday morning in early May in the sleepy bayside village of Cacouna, mist floats dreamily in the broad skies and winds of the St. Lawrence River. We wake from our sleeping bags at a youth centre to share a soup breakfast before the longest ... read more ››