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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Former cabinet minister violated ethics law

Canada’s former minister of public safety has been found to have violated conflict of interest rules. The ethics commissioner Mary Dawson issued a report showing that Vic Toews worked for two indigenous communities too soon after he left office in» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Canadian province of Quebec puts Arctic on international agenda

The Canadian province of Quebec included the Arctic as a top priority in its new international policy this month, but questions remain as to how this renewed focus will benefit northerners back home in the province. The new 10-year policy focuses» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

WWF study finds gaping holes in ability to respond to Arctic ship fuel spills

..response plans rely on capacities and methods that may not  exist or cannot be adapted in remote communities to respond to a ship-based spill. WWF The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a report on the ability of Canada to deal» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Sports

Indigenous Games in Toronto in July

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place from July 16 to the 23 in Toronto this year, with the spirit of reconciliation a featured theme. Hannah Morningstar is an athlete and Team 88 ambassador for the 2017 North American» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology, Work & Labour

New road to finally link Canada, coast to coast to coast

The end of the Tuk ice road, welcome to the all weather road For the first time ever, Canadians will soon be able to drive from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to the Arctic coast. Construction of the» 

Indigenous, Society

Indigenous rights movement wins award

Canada’s indigenous rights movement has received Amnesty International’s highest award of Ambassador of Conscience and will share it with activist performer Alicia Keys. In announcing the award, the human rights organization noted that “despite living in one of the world’s» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

New guide aims to break stereotypes in stories on mental health in Indigenous communities

Canadian reporters working on stories involving Indigenous mental health issues are getting some much-needed guidance and advice from seasoned journalists. The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, an educational charity promoting physical and mental wellbeing of journalists, has added» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology

Q&A: Impact assessments in the Arctic – What Canada and Greenland can learn from each other

MONTREAL — A major conference on the challenges climate change poses for doing impact assessments,wound up in Canada on Friday. Delegates from around the world gathered for the four-day event, but the North got a day-long spotlight during the conference’s Arctic-Nordic forum on doing assessments» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

TRC Calls to Action embroidered on Canadian flags

Helene Vosters, an artist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is working on embroidering the 94 Calls to Action that came out of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on Canadian flags. It will take 58 to complete. “It’s a wounding that has happened to» 

History, Indigenous, International, Society

American Indian Movement patrolling in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, captial city of the province of Manitoba, has a new community patrol unit. AIM members began patrolling the streets for the first time Wednesday evening. © CBC/Cliff Simpson “We need to bring it back for our future, for our kids,»