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Manitoba’s Silica Sand: Use for Fracking Natural Gas

By Don Sullivan

Call for Proposals

Winnipeg poverty reduction plan needs financial commitment

By Shauna MacKinnon and Desiree McIvor

Land Back:

Unsettling the original injustice

On the banks of the Red River, Treaty 1, Original Lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and Homeland of the Métis Nation. 


By Andrée Forest. First published in The Monitor Nov/Dec issue

Land back. Two words simple in premise and profound in meaning.  These two words get at the essence of the original injustice between our three oceans: the separation of nations from their homelands. Interweaving movements spanning generations, land back is a longstanding request and a growing chorus for redress. Land back is at the heart of demands for justice, restitution, and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples. The root idea is relatively simple: returning land to Indigenous stewardship. But it means much, much more. 

Lake Winnipeg still at risk of Canadian Premium Sand extraction

By Don Sullivan

Suffering U of M students deserve better from their Administration and the Province

By Jack MacAulay

State of the City of Winnipeg’s Finances 2001-2021

By Katherine Burley and Ian Hudson

The City of Winnipeg’s financial problems preceded both COVID and the cuts under the current provincial government. State of the City of Winnipeg Finances 2001 – 2021 shows how Winnipeg has been starving itself of revenues, and its citizens of services, for the past two decades. This report is a precursor to the Winnipeg Alternative Municipal Budget, a community budget as if all Winnipeggers mattered, written by local experts, due out Spring 2022.

Reforming Education in Manitoba

Previously published by CBC online November 21, 2021

By Jim Silver

Provincial Government Austerity Holding Students and Manitoba Economy Back

Previously published in The Manitoban November 17, 2021

By Jesse Hajer