According to Kiera Brant, the idea for the portal came about in early 2013, around the time that the Idle No More movement began to pick up steam.
It’s important to recognize that the current campaign serves to alienate members of the very community it proclaims to help.
The rally was held in conjunction with a Nov. 29 hearing at the Supreme Court between the Clyde River Inuit and the Crown over a decision made by the National Energy Board that will allow companies to conduct seismic testing near Clyde River, Nunavut.
Students on Reddit have had mixed reactions to the idea of mandatory Indigenous courses, with most being concerned about logistical issues.
Over 100 people attended the protest, some of whom held signs which said, “Stand with Standing Rock,” “Pipelines break,” and “Save our water.”
On Sept. 13 the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law teamed up with Amnesty International to present “Keep the Promise”, a seminar on the Site C dam—a hydroelectric dam being built near British Columbia’s Peace River—and its impact on local Indigenous communities.