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Indigenous News: chicken feathers, solidarity, Trudeau, Siksikas

"To totally excuse the fact that you are mocking and making fun of every woman I have ever looked up to in my life is total disrespect."


Indigenous News: Cree woman wins beauty pageant, challenges Harper

Canadian Ashley Burnham of the Cree Nation set the political sphere ablaze when she called on Indigenous people to vote out Prime Minister Harper.


This week in Indigenous news: June 3-10

Great hoop dance videos, Seahawks' Sherman, food before 1492, Coquille tribe regains lands, truth and reconciliation in Canada


Recovery underway for Minn. oil spill, but what lessons learned?

On March 28 in western Minnesota, a mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, leading to a spill of about 15,000 gallons of crude.


St. Lawrence Seaway opened June 26, 1959

Today in labor history: The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opened


Toronto bans plastic bags

Mayor Rob Ford asked council to do away with a bylaw that required stores to charge five cents for plastic bags. Instead, council opted to excise the bags altogether.


Environmentalists claim victory in Tar Sands fight

Obama acknowledged that the opposition to the pipeline had played a role in his decision.


Rock band may sell teaparty.com for $1 million

When Canadian rock band The Tea Party formed in 1990, they had no idea they would soon share their moniker with one of the most controversial right-wing groups in America.


Hundreds arrested in pro-environment civil disobedience

The demonstration is the longest sustained civil disobedience action since the civil rights movement and the largest since 1977.


The Keystone Pipeline: can labor and environmentalists work together?

Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.