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Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indian Day Schools settlement hearing wrapping up in Winnipeg

A three-day hearing into a proposed settlement for survivors of Indian Day Schools was scheduled to wrap up Wednesday in Winnipeg. Federal Court Justice Michael Phelan is deciding whether to approve the settlement for a nation-wide class action lawsuit to» 

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Nazi flag destroyed: vandal or hero?

There is a universally despised symbol, that of the Nazi “hakenkreuz”  a twisted swastika, while in recent years the Confederate flag of the U.S has also fallen into disfavour over the segregation and history it represents. Thus, it was an» 

Indigenous, Politics

Washington plans to send U.S. Navy through Northwest Passage

Canada should brace for a potentially bruising political showdown with the United States this summer as Washington considers sending its navy through the Northwest Passage, undermining Canada’s sovereignty claim over the Arctic sea route in a message intended as a» 

Health, Indigenous

Study reveals high rates of Indigenous Canadians in prison is a real health crisis

Indigenous people are incarcerated at much higher rate than the rest of the population in Canada, that is a fact. But a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) by researchers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the» 

Indigenous, Society

Atikamekw maple syrup: an ancestral tradition passed on with passion

When Jean-Paul Echaquan talks about his grandfather who left Manawan every spring to go to the forest to collect maple sap, time stops. Suddenly, we see ourselves half a century earlier following the old Atikamekw in all the stages of» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

B.C. moves forward with updated child labour laws

The British Columbia government is introducing sweeping changes to child labour laws that it says will bring the province in line with international standards. The legislation, introduced Monday by Labour Minister Harry Baines, will raise the age a child may» 

Indigenous, International

B.C. Indigenous groups get a say in Columbia River Treaty renegotiation

Three Indigenous groups from British Columbia will get a greater say in talks between Ottawa and Washington to modernize a bilateral treaty that coordinates flood control and hydropower generation along the Columbia River, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday.» 

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The LINK Online Apr. 26,27,28, 2019

Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, and Marc  (video of show at bottom) United Nations asks for international support to fight Ebola The fight against the deadly Ebola disease continues, this time against a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of» 

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Video game adapted to promote Indigenous youth mental health

Young people in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut helped adapt a video game designed to help users cope with depression and anxiety. The video was originally created for Maori youth in New Zealand. “In that context, it was shown that» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Huge First Nations land claim in court

A court case begins in Toronto today pitting two aboriginal groups against the federal, provincial, and several municple governments in Ontario. The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) first filed the claim over 20 years ago. They say the various levels of»