All posts in Indigenous

  • Return of the Wolastoq: Giving a river back its name
    May 26, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    The Wolastoq Grand Council is supporting their youth’s proposal to change the name of the Saint John River back to its original and proper name, the Wolastoq. Wolastoq means “beautiful […]

  • Jesse Wente assesses Indigenous representation
    December 1, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Jesse Wente connects his Indigenous family background to contemporary struggles like the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and the Cleveland baseball team brand. On Nov. 30, 2016, the University of New […]

  • Solidarity from Wolastoq to Standing Rock [audio]
    November 16, 2016, by From the Margins

    On November 15, the Wolastoq Grand Council held an action in Fredericton to show solidarity with Indigenous people and allies resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Over […]

  • Wolastoq Grand Council on the Mactaquac dam
    July 22, 2016, by Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay

    Since time immemorial Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet People) were connected physically and spiritually to the river “Wolastoq” – St. John River, for it provided our people with food, medicine, and was our […]

  • Wolastoq leaders pro-nature, anti-pipeline
    February 11, 2016, by Norm Knight

    Fredericton – A cold wind whistled through the trees and snowflakes danced in the air, but inside the Crown Plaza hotel in Fredericton on February 8th, a group of leaders […]

  • NB Power asked to put conditions on blood coal from Colombia
    November 28, 2015, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – A Colombian union leader, lawyer and survivor of eight assassination attempts told a crowd gathered on November 24 in the province’s capital that New Brunswickers have a responsibility […]

  • Red Head March [video]
    June 10, 2015, by Council of Canadians

    TransCanada wants to build the biggest tar sands pipeline yet, Energy East, from Alberta to Red Head near Saint John, New Brunswick. The 1.1 million barrel per day pipe would […]

  • Debriefing Elsipogtog book tour
    May 25, 2015, by Miles Howe

    Debriefing Elsipogtog is a book about intersections. It is a book about treaty rights and the origins of New Brunswick and colonialism and how a place called Elsipogtog First Nation […]

  • Participants at Inclusive Language Panel speak out
    April 23, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Held at Fredericton High School’s Theatre on April 22nd, the Inclusive Language Panel brought together 50 people to learn about and discuss the issue. FHS student Megan Hill organized this […]

  • #ShutDownCanada in Fredericton
    February 14, 2015, by NB Media Co-op

    Over a dozen people in Fredericton participated in the #ShutDownCanada event on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The group met at 5:00pm at King’s Place and marched down to the N.B. […]

  • The Energy East pipeline and the black snake prophecy
    November 14, 2014, by Anthony David Peter-Paul

    Some New Brunswick Maliseet are interpreting a traditional black snake prophecy as TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline that will ravage the people of the Wolastoqiyik (Saint John River) says Tobique First […]

  • 500 youth gather in Halifax to build a climate justice movement
    March 31, 2014, by Tracy Glynn

    K’jipuktuk/Halifax – About 500 youth interested in climate justice from across unceded Wabanaki territory of Atlantic Canada and beyond gathered in Halifax/K’jipuktuk, Mi’kmaqi territory on the weekend of March 28-30 ...

  • From the Margins: Elsipogtog and the media [Audio]
    February 11, 2014, by From the Margins

    Listen to From the Margins, Feb 10, 2014, here. The show features: A quick update on the end of the UNB strike. Feature story:  Elsipogtog and the Media: a conversation […]

  • No spiritual elders for jailed Mi’kmaq warriors
    February 6, 2014, by Miles Howe for the Halifax Media Co-op

    Province lags behind federal programming, may be breaking Canadian Charter K’jipuktuk (Halifax) – The spiritual health of Germaine (Junior) Breau and Aaron Francis, the two members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors […]

  • Seize the moment, stand with Elsipogtog
    October 19, 2013, by Derrick O'Keefe

    “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” — 1984 by George Orwell Canada’s colonial past is present, however much Prime Minister […]