Sovereignty Summer

In March 2013, the Idle No More movement and Defenders of the Land jointly issued a call for an intensification of action for a “Sovereignty Summer” for Indigenous rights and environmental protection. On recent events, see:

Woods, Michael. 2013. Aboriginal activists to ‘increase tension’ over rights during summer of action. canada.com. Jun 20. http://o.canada.com/2013/06/20/aboriginal-activists-to-increase-tension-over-rights-during-summer-of-action/

Howe, Miles. 2013. 12 more opposed to shale gas arrested as RCMP turn violent on National Aboriginal Day. Halifax Media Co-op. Jun 21. http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/12-more-opposed-shale-gas-arrested-rcmp-turn-viole/18074

On the recent history of criminalization of Indigenous protest, see:

Groves, Tim and Martin Lukacs. 2013. Assembly of First Nations, RCMP co-operated on response to mass protests in 2007. Toronto Star. Feb 15. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/02/15/assembly_of_first_nations_rcmp_cooperated_on_response_to_mass_protests_in_2007.html

Groves, Tim and Martin Lukacs. 2011. Mounties spied on native protest groups. Toronto Star. Dec 4. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/12/04/mounties_spied_on_native_protest_groups.html

Diabo, Russell and Shiri Pasternak. 2011. First Nations Under Surveillance. Media Co-op. Jun 7. http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/first-nations-under-surveillance/7434

 

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  1. Update: Halifax Media Co-op reporter Miles Howe was arrested by RCMP on July 4 while covering the anti-fracking protests in Elsipogtog, New Brunswick. He was charged with uttering threats and obstruction of justice and released. There is an interesting twist to this story… see: Reporter arrested by RCMP alleges he turned down offer to become paid informant

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