Tag: Ellen Gabriel

Montreal Vigil for Val d'Or Women Celebrates their Courage

Hundreds gathered at Montreal’s Place des Arts October 29 to show their support for the women of Val-d’Or and call for an end to violence against Indigenous women. Participants, both Native and non-Native, held large signs with the youthful faces of missing Aboriginal women. A Mohawk prayer was followed by a performance ... read more ››

Indigenous leaders join progressive organizers in call for new environmental movement

“As long as the environment becomes an issue,” said Kanesatake activist Ellen Gabriel, “people will become slowly educated into understanding that if the land is being attacked, we are being attacked as Indigenous people – because our identity is tied to the land.” Gabriel was participating in a press event ahead ... read more ››

School Board Holds First General Election

The Cree School Board is holding its first ever nation-wide election for the job of chairperson on June 1. Nominations opened on April 19 and closed May 16. Advance polls will be held May 25. The winning candidate must get over 50 percent of the votes cast. If no one gets ... read more ››