Dr. Elisabeth Kosters on the sale of Owls Head, and more. “Private profit never serves the public interest. All this is rape. Our lands are raped, our future sold. There will be devastatingly Silent Springs across our lands.”
At noon on May 5th, the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association is launching #ReadAtlantic Indigenous VOICES, with an Author to Author interview between Newfoundland Mi’kmaq poets Shannon Webb-Campbell and Douglas Walbourne-Gough.
Ray Bates: Recognition of historical Mi’kmaq place-name should become a common practice exhibited by governments and communities. History cannot be changed but it can be truthfully recognized with positive outcomes via respectful actions.
Margie Ann Cook, speaking for many Mi’kmaq women, strongly opposes the construction of a man camp housing up to 5,000 construction workers hired to build the Goldboro LNG processing facility, storage tanks and marine works in Guysborough County. This despite Pieridae’s claim of Mi’kmaq support for the project.
The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre opened in 1973 in Halifax, as a welcoming place for Indigenous people to gather and seek support and solace. Almost 50 years on, it remains a lively vibrant place, a landmark in the North End of Halifax, and a partner in Creating Communities of Care, a project to support urban Indigenous and African Nova Scotian women who have experienced violence.
Some 60 Mi’kmaq and allies gathered last evening at the Halifax Regional Police HQ on Gottingen Street to remember and honour Eishia Hudson, who was murdered by Winnipeg police one year ago. Eishia was just 16 years old when she died. Last night’s memorial in Halifax, one of four such events Canada-wide, was a sad and moving but also an angry event.
Elizabeth Goodrige reports on Sunday’s march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relations.
“I still have relationship building and learning to do around how to be a better ally, but being open to discomfort is a good start. As long as I’m living and growing on stolen land, I need to be actively working to address that fact.”
Reporter Paul Wartman speaks with Jessie and Rebecca MacInnis of the Spring Tide Farm about the complex connections between settler farmers, land, and Indigenous sovereignty.
What happens when a Mi’kmaw and settler university student share car rides on their way to university and other places? They talk, and the settler learns some hard lessons. “First check your privilege. I mean really check your privilege. Ask yourself, why is your privilege so hard to see?”
Dr. Pam Palmater interviews Chief Mike Sack of Sipekne’katik First Nation for her excellent Warrior Life Podcast and Youtube channel. Lots of information here that isn’t as readily available as it should be.