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Canadian natives resist: 'What the frack?'

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For the first time in Canadian history--from the native point of view, a history of occupation, dispossession and manic economic development--the Mikmaqs of New Brunswick and their allies across Canada in Idle No More are putting the option of "No!" on the table, not just "How much money will we get to let the corporations destroy our land?" "Treaty Day" replaces Columbus Day on my calendar, and I hope, will someday be celebrated as an official Canadian holiday.

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