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International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity and public education in response to economic globalization.
Rainforest Action Network
RAN seeks to protect the Earth's rainforests through education, grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action. They do so using campaigns to expose the wrongdoings of governments and corporations and mobilize the internatio...
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve ...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
World Rainforest Movement
The WRM is an international network of citizens involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests. The group works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and fights commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations ...

News Releases

Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
2015-12-09
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Grassy Narrows' fight for rights and against clearcut logging continues despite legal setback at Supreme Court
2014-07-11
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
The leadership and members of Grassy Narrows are disappointed by today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision refusing to recognize the special role that the federal government has in protecting our Tre...
Neskantaga First Nation Battles American Mining Goliath Cliffs in Toronto Mining Court
2012-07-06
The Neskantaga First Nation is taking their fight for proper First Nation consultation in the Ring of Fire to the Toronto Mining Court.
Supreme Court to hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging
2014-05-14
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
On May 15 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and ...
A United Lubicon Lake Nation Faces Continuing Threat of Canadian Unlawful Intervention
2012-07-26
Lubicon Lake Nation
The Lubicon Lake Nation have fought multi-national corporations, environmental devastation and attempts to divide and conquer them, walking away as victors and as international champions of Indigenous...
A United Lubicon Lake Nation Faces Continuing Threat of Canadian Unlawful Intervention
2012-07-26
Lubicon Lake Nation
On Wednesday, July 26th the Nation was blindsided by the Government of Canada which met with a few people outside of Lubicon territory in what they declared was a meeting to discuss Lubicon issues.

Sources Select Resources

The Blossoming of Idle No More
Johnson, Ragina; Ward, Brian
Article
2014
The Bullet
The First Nations-led movement Idle No More emerged in Canada in December 2012 to protest legislation that threatened both the rights of First Nations and environmental protections. The movement has s...
Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
Sources News Release
Article
2015
More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the rece...
Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipel...
Disputed Territory
The green economy versus community-based economies
Overbeek, Winnie; Pazos, Flavio
Film/Video
2012
World Rainforest Movement
A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, looking at what happens when so-called "green economy" projects move into the area, clearning the forest, and taking over the land.
The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
Deranger, Eriel
Article
2015
Red Pepper
Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
I Am Barack Obama's Political Prisoner Now
The Denial of My Parole
Peltier, Leonard
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Given the complexion of the three recent federal parolees, it might seem that my greatest crime was being Indian. But the truth is that my gravest offense is my innocence.
Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
Abbott, Jeff
Article
2016
Upsidedownworld
In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrou...
Indigenous Intellectual Property
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Leap Manifesto
A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project
Article
2015
A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to ...
Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project
Helmore, Edward
Article
2012
The Guardian
In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.
The Power of Idle No More
A Resurgent Radicalism
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
Secwepemc Tribes Fight New Mines and Old Laws in British Columbia
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2014
Corpwatch
Indigenous activists burned down a bridge in British Columbia, Canada, to prevent Imperial Metals from starting a lead and zinc mine on the lands of the Secwepemc peoples. Local tribes say that the mi...
Supreme Court to hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Grassy Narrows Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek
On May 15 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and ...

Media

Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Committed to the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, the CRRF sheds light on the manifestations of racism; provides independent outspoken leadership, and acts as a resource and facilitato...
Indian and Northern Affairs
The Department has statutory responsibilities in relation to Canada's status Indians and Inuit, as well as statutory responsibilities concerning the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nuna...


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