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Environment, Health, Indigenous

Climate change increasing diseases in Arctic

New study implicates global warming in spread of disease including parasites. It’s a parasite that is widely spread around the world, and it has been found among high percentage of the Arctic population Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite known» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Whither the troubled MMIWG inquiry?

Indigenous expert looks at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry The federally funded inquiry looking into the national tragedy of a high proportion of missing and murdered First Nations females has been plaqued by controversy from the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous

Pow-wow photograph award-winning ‘symbol of hope’

The Canadian Museum of Human Rights, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, honoured Melanie Gray’s photo, called ‘The Next Generation’, with the People’s Choice award. Melanie Gray beside her award-winning photo, ‘The Next Generation;. © CMHR/Melanie Gray Gray, from Humboldt Saskatchewan, took the photo,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, International, Politics

MeToo motivates more money for women in Canada

Maryem Monsef, the Minister for the Status of Women in Canada, announced $20 million (CDN) in increased funding for women’s issues today. The money is intended for what the minister described as “under-served women”. MeToo supporters demonstrate during the Survivor’s» 

Indigenous

Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry

The non-stop controversy continues with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is the latest in a series of high-level turnovers at the inquiry since it began in 2016» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous group unhappy with video game

The internationally popular strategy video game series “Civilization” published by Take Two Interactive Software (owner of 2K Games)  is about to release Sid Meier’s latest version called “Civilization VI: Rise and Fall”. This latest version involves the Cree aboriginals under» 

Indigenous, Politics

Senator Lynn Beyak kicked out of Conservative caucus

A Conservative senator who had previously argued that “some good” came out of Canada’s now-infamous Indian residential schools, was expelled from the Tory caucus after refusing to remove a “racist” comment from her Senate website, Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer said» 

Environment, Indigenous

Porcupine caribou herd swells to record high

An aerial count of one the most important caribou herds in northwestern Canada and Alaska completed in July has shown a near doubling of its population, delighting conservationists and Indigenous communities that depend on the animals to supplement their diets. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Emma Mogus keeps trying to make the world a better place

It’s hazy and bitter cold here in Montreal on this Jan. 2. Emma Mogus is seen in 2016 with her creation, the Tongue-Interface-Communication (TiC), a tongue controlled computer mouse. © CP Photo/Chris Young No matter. Today, I get to partake in» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

B.C. First Nations activists suffer legal setback in fish farm dispute

Despite a legal setback, First Nations activists and their supporters on northern Vancouver Island are vowing to continue their campaign to stop fish-farming on what they say is their traditional territory. On Wednesday, members of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Nation suffered a»