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July 17, 2019, by Kim Reeder

NB Power announced at the end of June that it would close its Milltown generating station and remove the dam. As a long term resident of the area, and in […]

Truth-Fullness – A letter from New Brunswick’s future #6

July 12, 2019, by Ajay Parasram

July 12, 2030 (K’jipuktuk [Halifax], Mi’kma’ki) My Dear Friends, Gautam Buddha once said, “three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the mo ...

Maliseet First Nations launch “right to fish” lawsuit against federal government

June 27, 2019, by Abram Lutes

The Madawaska Maliseet and Tobique First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Department of Fisheries and ...

Resistance to fracking by Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey leaders and opposition parties

June 8, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

Any doubt the Higgs government may have had about the strength of the opposition to fracking was dispelled over three days earlier this week. On Wedne ...

  • The People vs the Irving Dynasty [video]
    May 8, 2019, by NB Media Co-op

    The People’s Mayday rally in Saint John sparked the creation of a 5-minute video, The People vs the Irving Dynasty, about their action in the port city last week. The […]

  • David Perley: A vision for Indigenous university education [video]
    May 7, 2019, by David Perley, Tracy Glynn, Shanthi Bell, Susan O'Donnell

    David Perley, director of the University of New Brunswick Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) discusses how he and his team at the MWC developed a vision for Indigenous university education. This video […]

  • May Day celebration in Saint John targets Irving
    May 3, 2019, by Gregory M. Cook

    Irving Town, better known as Port City Saint John, was host to more than 100 people on the first day of May 2019 for a traditional celebration of spring’s natural […]

  • Home Made Visible films presented in Fredericton
    April 14, 2019, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Local filmmaker Lisa Jodoin hosted the screening of six striking short films at the Fredericton Public Library on April 14. The shorts were created during the collaborative project led by […]

  • Keyaira Gruben on motherhood and education [video]
    April 11, 2019, by Shanthi Bell

    In 2018 Keyaira Gruben, a Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work student at St. Thomas University (STU) in Fredericton, filed a human rights complaint against the university for no longer allowing […]

  • Gathering to galvanize Atlantic activism
    April 4, 2019, by Shannon Neufeldt

    Kenn Stright can pinpoint the day he became an activist. He was a young Presbyterian minister from Nova Scotia at Waywayseecappo First Nation in Southwestern Manitoba. A few years into […]

  • Lessons for research with Indigenous peoples
    March 29, 2019, by Kim Reeder

    Whatever space we are in, personal or professional, how can we actively honour the traditional knowledges and ways of being of Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq nations? Jen Rowett, host of a […]

  • Wolastoq: a beautiful and bountiful teacher
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley and Brian Beaton

    When David Perley, Director of the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, speaks about Wolastoq (“beautiful and bountiful river”) he is able to share first-hand knowledge and experiences about the importance of this […]

  • Wolastoq: a healthy river is necessary for survival [video]
    March 20, 2019, by David Perley, Shanthi Bell, Tracy Glynn and Susan O'Donnell

    In this short video, David Perley, RAVEN collaborator and Director of the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre, talks about why a healthy river is necessary for survival. This video […]

  • Rebuilding Our Red Nation
    January 31, 2019, by spasaqsit possesom – (morningstar burning) - Ron Tremblay Wolastoqew Grand Chief

    Let’s rebuild our Red Nation And stop thinking a Reservation is a Nation Labeling our Rez as 1st Nation Is in reality a false decoration Placing our people in complication […]

  • STU’s history of “Indigenization”
    January 28, 2019, by Naomi Gullison

    Despite the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey flags flying at the foot of the campus, St. Thomas University (STU) has a decade-long track record of keeping its Native Studies Department underfunded and […]

  • “Shake until you wake!” Wabanaki Unity Gathering
    January 28, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell

    Indigenous women made their voices heard throughout the Gathering to Unify Wabanaki Peoples & Non-Indigenous Allies hosted by the Wolastoq Grand Council on unceded Wolastoqey Homeland at the St. Thomas […]

  • Alanis Obomsawin: “A place where you have a voice”
    November 27, 2018, by Shanthi Bell

    Watch Wabanaki documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin speak about her life’s work making film about Indigenous communities in this video. Alanis Obomaswin spoke in Fredericton on Oct. 24 after a screening of her […]

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief [video]
    November 8, 2018, by Ron Tremblay, Shanthi Bell & Tracy Glynn

    Listen to Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay speak about the importance of protecting the land and treaties in this video. This video and accompanying article was made possible with […]

  • “We never surrendered:” Wolastoq Grand Council Chief
    October 22, 2018, by Tracy Glynn

    Indigenous peoples across Canada are decrying the Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Oct. 11, 2018 that the federal government is not obligated to consult with Indigenous peoples before a […]

  • UNB hiring a Piluwitahasuwin
    August 26, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is hiring a Piluwitahasuwin, an Assistant Vice-President for Indigenous Engagement. Imelda Perley, UNB’ Elder in Residence, helped the administration come up with the name Piluwitahasuwin, [&hell ...

  • Natalie Sappier finds her Wolastoq voice
    March 7, 2018, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The NB Media Co-op interviewed Wolastoq artist Natalie Sappier- Samaqani Cocahq about her new play, Finding Wolastoq Voice, premiering March 8, 2018 at Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton and touring the […]

  • My Stolen Sisters
    March 2, 2018, by Melissa Beek

    My stolen sisters, I think of you. I think of you when I visit the river. She flows to the shore to greet me, her current lapping at the earth. […]

  • “Taken” tells the story of Gladys Simon from Elsipogtog
    October 13, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    On Oct. 11, 2017, UNB Fredericton’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosted a screening of a New Brunswick-based television episode from the acclaimed series “Taken” as part of the third annual Red Shawl […]

  • Sisters in Spirit hold second annual poetry slam
    October 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The second annual Sisters in Spirit poetry slam was held on Oct. 2, 2017, at Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University in Fredericton with much success. The Poetry Slam is […]

  • Pain of Mount Polley spill felt in New Brunswick
    August 18, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Ekpahak/Fredericton – Jacinda Mack, a Nuxalk and Secwepemc woman from British Columbia, was on the unceded Wolastoq and Passamaquoddy territories in New Brunswick in August to intervene at the annual […]

  • Wolastoqewi Time Immemorial Celebration
    June 29, 2017, by NB Media Co-op

    WOLASTOQEWI TIME IMMEMORIAL CELEBRATION Location: Next the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton on traditional Wolastoq territory Schedule of events *June 27th at 7pm – Measuring out the Longhouse *June 28th at […]

  • Natalie Sappier sings Indigenous reality and survival
    June 23, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Wolastoqiyik artist Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier performed at the Beaverbrook Gallery on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, “National Aboriginal Day,” in Fredericton. Sappier’s very intimate performance was offered to the public on [&hellip ...