Tag: Shannen Koostachin

Commemorating a hero – Monument honouring Shannen Koostachin unveiled in New Liskeard

It’s been a long three years in the making, but Jules Koostachin and her creative team have finally realized their goal of constructing a permanent monument to honour the life and legacy of Shannen Koostachin. Shannen’s parents, Jenny Nakogee and Andrew Koostachin, were on hand to unveil a beautiful bronze ... read more ››

Oil Behind Plan Colombia

The Vietnam-like U.S. intervention in Colombia is all about oil, not drugs, reports the Resource Center of the Americas. The U.S. is committing $1.3 billion to “Plan Colombia,” assistance package to Colombia’s notoriously abusive military. The plan was supposedly to fight Colombia’s drug barons. Less-known is that Colombia’s petroleum production today rivals Kuwait’s ... read more ››

Garbage Plan a Declaration of “War”

First Nations people in northern Ontario are being joined by non-Natives to oppose a plan to send 20 million tonnes of garbage to the north over the next 20 years. Toronto city council voted to approve the controversial $1-billion contract on Oct. 11. “Toronto has now officially declared war on northerners,” said ... read more ››