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Delaware Nation welcomes visitors to experience First Nations culture

MORAVIANTOWN – Participating in pow wows – which means a gathering of people – is a family tradition that DJ White proudly continues up to 100 times a year.

In fact, the 24-year-old London resident, who was raised on Walpole Island First Nation, has only missed the Competition Pow Wow at Delaware Nation in Moraviantown once in the last 14 years he has been dancing.

“I like that it’s close to my community,” he said, adding pow wows are held across North America – which First Nations people call Turtle Island.

When he was in elementary and high school, White added it was great to be able to get in one more pow wow before the school year began.

Watching White dance – which includes many twists, twirls and jumps – it is apparent he is an experienced dancer. Read More.

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First Nations lead protest against pollution in Ontario’s Chemical Valley

Hundreds of climate activists marched in a ‘Toxic Tour’ through a bleak industrial landscape on the edge of Ontario that is a frontline in Canada’s climate wars.

They were gathered to support the tiny Aamjiwnaang First Nation, whose traditional territory lies near an area known as “Chemical Valley” — a 15 square-mile area in Sarnia, where over 40 per cent of Canada’s chemical industry is based. Nearly 60 oil refineries and factories are crammed into an industrial strip overlooking the St. Clair River. Read More.