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May 11, 2019, by Ann Pohl

On May 9 in Elsipogtog First Nation, Chief Aaron Sock and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to discuss Aboriginal title to Mi’kmaq land […]

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 po ...

Celebrating Indigenous teachings at UNB with David and Imelda Perley

May 7, 2019, by Susan O'Donnell and Brian Beaton

David and Imelda Perley have demonstrated that while working within a colonial educational institution, Indigenous leaders can create a vision for dec ...

David Perley: Establishing a healthy community in rural New Brunswick [video]

May 7, 2019, by David Perley, Tracy Glynn, Shanthi Bell, Susan O'Donnell

David Perley, director of the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre at the University of New Brunswick, speaks about what it will take to ensure that rural ...

  • 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. […]