The Canadian Progressive: First Nations slam Harper Gvt’s legal case for Canada-China FIPA deal

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad Earlier this month, the Federal Court heard oral arguments in the Hupacasath First Nation’s legal case against the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) trade deal. The Hupacasath, a small band in Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, argued that the deal infringed on their inherent Aboriginal title and rights.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives spying on well-known aboriginal rights advocate, says UFCW Canada

By: UFCW Canada | Press Release Dr. Cindy Blackstock (Photo credit: Art Babych) TORONTO, June 9, 2013 – As reported in the Toronto Star, the federal Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has found that Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Children and Family Caring Society (FNCFCS), has been the subject of

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