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International, Society

Canadian-owned gold mine closes, Guatemalans seek help

Goldcorp and the Guatemalan government must be made accountable for future human rights and environmental harms following the closure of the Marlin gold mine in western Guatemala, says a Guatemalan human rights defender seeking support in Canada. Sister Maudilia Lopez» 

Environment

Talking muskox health: Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, we bring you a video from our documentary archive The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world and» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Chocolate maker from Syria unveils bar with Indigenous word for peace

The “Peace by Chocolate” company founded by Syrian refugees in Canada has produced its first chocolate bar and has given it an Indigenous name for peace. Until now, the chocolates produced in the tiny eastern town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Solid vote to request Papal apology

Canada’s Parliament overwhelming vote to request Pope Francis apologise for residential schools It was a private member’s motion and it has passed almost unanimously in Canada’s House of Commons. It calls on the Pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s» 

Indigenous, International, Politics

Parliamentary Debate: Papal apology for role in disastrous residential schools.

Today the Canadian Parliament will begin debate  on whether to ask Pope Francis to issue a formal apology for the role of the Catholic Church in the tragic residential school system That system was an over 100 year bitterly dark» 

Environment, Indigenous

First Nation fined $100K over environmental infraction and a single word

Fine goes from $10K, to $100K The issue goes back to 2011, when the Big River First Nations was given a warning about environmental violations at a gasoline station on the reserve. The situation involved contraventions of the Storage Tank» 

Arts and Entertainment

The making of a tapestry – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Removing Cornwallis- facts vs modern social justice agenda

Recently the bronze statue of Edward Cornwallis was removed from a park in Halifax. It is the city he founded in 1749. A military officer, his mission was to establish a strong British presence on the east coast of mainland» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

A divisive murder trial, and government comments

In 2016, a man was shot and killed on a rural farm in the prairie province of Saskatchewan. The subsequent trial has made headlines all across Canada. The man was Indigenous and what he and friends intended on the farm» 

Indigenous

Inuit perspectives crucial as Canada develops Northwest Passage says report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North.  Inuit must be at the negotiating table as climate change redefines the future of the Northwest Passage, says a new paper released in Canada this month. “Inuit utilized»