Indigenous peoples+Olympics

Lubicon Cree Oppose TransCanada Pipeline

Lubicon Cree Oppose TransCanada Pipeline

TransCanada Pipelines is an official supplier to the 2010 Games. In 1988, the Lubicon Cree organized a boycott of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. They have fought oil & gas as well as logging industries since the 1980s.

Aboriginals Demand IOC Suspend Member for 'Savages' Remark

First Nation ex-Olympian calls for Pound to resign over 'savages' remark

JORGE BARRERA, Canwest News Service
Oct. 18, 2008

Pound Urged to Resign Over 'Savages' Comment

Pound urged to resign over 'savages' comment

Updated Wed. Oct. 22 2008 News Staff

A growing number of voices are calling for the resignation of VANOC board member Dick Pound, following his reference to Canada being a country of "savages" only 400 years ago.

IOC rules out inquiry into Pound's racist remarks

IOC rules out inquiry into Pound's remarks

Globe and Mail, October 23, 2008

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Hires Former Mountie for Olympic Security

Feds hire former top cop for Olympic security

By Bob Mackin, 24 HOURS, November 6, 2008

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada wants to award an Olympic security contract without tender to a former top Ontario Mountie.

Indian Act Chiefs Support Lubicon Cree in Fight Against TransCanada

TransCanada is a 2010 corporate sponsor:

Alberta Chiefs Unanimously Support The Lubicon

UN Calls on Canada to Investigate Missing/Murdered Native Women

Canada must probe cases of slain, missing aboriginal women: UN

The Canadian Press/CBC News
Monday, November 24, 2008

The United Nations is calling on the Canadian government to investigate why hundreds of deaths and disappearances of aboriginal women remain unsolved.

Native Rights Concerns Clouds 2010

CANADA: Native Rights Concerns Cloud 2010 Games

By Jon Elmer, InterPress Service, Dec 2, 2008

VANCOUVER, Dec 1 (IPS) - A coalition of indigenous elders, social justice activists and community organisers is voicing opposition to the upcoming Winter Olympics, promising to continue their protests up to and throughout the 2010 games.

Aboriginal 'People of the Land' Oppose Olympics

Aboriginal 'people of the land' oppose Olympics

'Colonial' Indian Act negates bands' authority to speak for them, Thevarge and Louie say

David Burke
January 29, 2009

Best Place on Earth? Not for Indigenous Peoples...

Best Place on Earth? Not for Indigenous Peoples...

While the BC government proclaims the province to be the 'best place on earth' and have adopted this slogan for the tourism industry, Native peoples continue to live in 'Third World' conditions even as we approach the 1-year countdown to the 2010 Olympics.

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