Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problems

De Beers decided to shelve plans to expand its mine because of the difficulty of dealing with continual protests from community members

Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problemsANTIGONISH, N.S. Mar. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Attawapiskat is emblematic of so many First Nations that need the money and jobs that come with developing resource partnerships yet waste these opportunities. Attawapiskat First Nation – an isolated northern Ontario reserve – played a prominent role in the Idle No More indigenous protest movement that erupted…

Anthem debate ignores larger civics concern

Promoting engaged and informed citizenship is a battle all political parties should be fighting

Anthem debate ignores larger civics concernANTIGONISH, N.S. Nov. 18, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Controversy arose this month in Ontario when it was revealed the Ministry of Education was considering making civics an optional course for students. Many Ontarians and residents of other provinces decried the proposed change as a move away from civic and citizenship literacy. Promoting engaged and informed…

How to filter real journalists from advocacy media outlets

In true journalism, opinion or commentary must be clearly labelled as such, and blending hard news with commentary is insidious

How to filter real journalists from advocacy media outletsANTIGONISH, N.S. Oct. 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ – A United Nations decision to bar a Canadian news organization from next month’s Conference of the Parties (COP22) makes it clear it's time journalism becomes a self-regulating profession – much like doctors or lawyers. The Rebel, a right-leaning platform created by Ezra Levant, was denied access to the conference in Morocco…

Killing energy projects only hurts First Nations

Stringent environmental oversight already protects native rights to land and water, negating the need for veto rights

Killing energy projects only hurts First NationsThe right of First Nations to question resource development is not the same as a right to veto much-needed projects. Ron Tremblay, Grand Chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council in New Brunswick, said he believes Canada’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) gives First Nation communities veto power…

First Nation financial details must not be hidden

If the Trudeau government has any respect for indigenous peoples, it will restore the financial transparency act

First Nation financial details must not be hidden//  First Nation  First Nation [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/2016/01/first-nation-financial-details-must-not-be-hidden/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/first-nations/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]First Nation[/popup] finances and [popup url="http://www.troymedia.wpmudev.host/tag/aboriginal/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Aboriginal Canadians[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.wpmudev.host/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] ANTIGONISH, N.S. Jan. 8, 2016/ Troy Media/ — Is Ottawa’s promised nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous peoples mainly about protecting the…

First Nations leadership does matter

Selecting the first indigenous minister of Indigenous Affairs is about raising expectations of all indigenous peoples

First Nations leadership does matterDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. EXCLUSIVE TO subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE                                                                         Terms and…

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish state

A unified Kurdish state western interests because it would create a moderate majority-Muslim state that is largely pro-western

Trudeau should push for a Kurdish stateDownload this column on a Kurdish state for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers. Subscriptions are FREE Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Oct. 25, 2015 /Troy Media/ – Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau could establish a legacy for himself by helping solve the problem of the world’s largest stateless nation. Trudeau should expend…

Assembly of First Nations not only path to improving Indigenous lives

The next government should start to think of working with new partners and allies

Assembly of First Nations not only path to improving Indigenous livesDownload this column on the Assembly of First Nations for your publication or website. FREE trial Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sept. 23, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Who said that the road to Aboriginal reform must go through the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)? No matter which party wins, the next government is…

Why First Nations peoples should vote for Harper

At least the Harper Conservatives have a plan, beyond expressing platitudes

Why First Nations peoples should vote for HarperDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS Sep 4, 2015/ Troy Media/ - Before those suffering Harper Derangement Syndrome get their shorts in a knot (as if that will not ever happen), let me enumerate the reasons why First Nations…

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenship

First Nations need not give up their status to become citizens

Time for First Nations to embrace citizenshipDownload this column on First Nations for your publication or website. Price starts at $8 Terms and Conditions of use TRACADIE, NS May 12, 2015/ Troy Media/ - When the Canadian Parliament ratified the Nisga’a Final Agreement – a modern treaty granting substantial powers of self-government to a B.C. First Nation – a Nisga’a leader…