in their own words

Mar 1, 2013

The heart break of Algonquin genocide

Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe
Regardless of the Algonquin Anishinaabe participation at the Treaty at Niagara, afterwards British Canada ignored our endless petitions for land and resources.
Feb 20, 2013
Photo by Nancy Smith-Blackwell /

The turtle must lead, anything else is false solidarity

Lynn Gehl Gii-Zhigaate-Mnidoo-Kwe
Idle No More is a blip in a very long history of Indigenous people struggling to get Canada to respect Indigenous people's rights to land and water, and live up to their treaty responsibilities.
Dec 31, 2012
Photo: Rob Chandanais/Flickr

Hope springs eternal: A New Year's worker's message

Dave Bleakney
Like Patti Smith sang, "people have the power," more power than they know, "the power to dream, to rule, to wrestle the earth from fools." We have the power to write the script any time.
Dec 10, 2012
Photo: Prensa Latina

Violence against women human rights defenders on the rise

Laura Carlsen
Women human rights defenders are not only targeted by the interests they confront. They are also abandoned -- or worse, attacked -- by governments and sometimes by their own communities and families.
Dec 7, 2012

What you can do for human rights

Toshio Rahman
Human rights are this phenomenal concept that apply to all human beings in the world by virture of being human and must be promoted and protected by all human beings for the very same reason.


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