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Monday, January 6, 2014

Omushkegowuk walking to Ottawa: Reclaiming our steps

Photo Credit: Rodney Hookimaw (Rod Neezy)
Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future

We, the grassroots People, are walking to Ottawa from the traditional territories of the Omushkegowuk (People) to deliver a message to the leaders of both levels of Government and to our respective Chiefs that the time to honour our Treaties is now! The time to address and reconcile Aboriginal issues is now! The time to work together with the utmost respect on a Nation to Nation basis is now! We are and will continue to be here and we want our rightful place back within this country called Canada.
As in the wisdom of our Elders that continue to remind us of where we should be, and in considering the future aspirations of all of our youth, we are seeking justice, equality and fairness as First Peoples of this country.

Respectfully Yours, Danny Metatawabin

Photo Credit: Xavier Wheesk of Attawapiskat

Video Bill Means AIM West 2013 Part 4

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Bill Means, Lakota, speaking at AIM West 2013. Part 4.

Indigenous Peoples seeking observer status at United Nations

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Dutch translation NAIS

SAN FRANCISCO -- Lakota Bill Means describes the long struggle for recognition of Indigenous Peoples rights at the United Nations, in this video recorded live at AIM West Conference in November of 2013.

Means describes how four countries -- US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand -- initially voted against the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Further, even after approval, the US voted in favor with "reservations," as a slap in the face to Native Americans.

In his concluding comments, Means describes the current struggle of Indigenous Peoples to obtain observer status at the United Nations.

Recorded live by Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Watch Part I

Part II

Part III

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