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Indigenous, Society

Recognition of documents highlights Indigenous cultures and knowledge

Two new collections have been inscribed in the Canada Memory of the World Register that highlight the preservation and transmission of Indigenous cultures and knowledge. The Canada Memory of the World Register was created in 2017 to promote significant documentary »

Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada urges Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities

Canada pushed for more Arctic research collaboration and for “meaningful and respectful partnerships between Arctic researchers and Indigenous peoples” at a two-day meeting of science ministers that concluded in Japan on Sunday. The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial held in Tokyo »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Minister promotes Indigenous mental health

Six out of 10 Indigenous people in Canada report that their mental health has worsened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to government statistics. The largest contributors to their troubles have been physical distancing, not being able to »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

New project fosters Indigenous, Black playwrights

A partnership has been forged between three Canadian theatre companies to support emerging Indigenous and Black playwrights. Creative Catalysts is a new program that will welcome two creators from Indigenous communities and two from Black communities and offer them compensation, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian Indigenous group slams Ottawa’s efforts to protect Line 5 pipeline

A major Canadian Indigenous group is adding its voice in support of a campaign by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down an oil pipeline that runs under the Great Lakes and supplies much of the fuel to Ontario and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Latest chapter in huge Arctic mine project

The ongoing controversy over a huge iron ore mine in Canada’s Arctic has apparently entered a new, and perhaps final phase this month. The huge mine operator wants to expand operations and has hinted that if the expansion is not »

Economy, Highlights, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute. New year, new dispute

Last year, a dispute between Indigenous fishers and local commercial lobster fishers boiled over into violence and vandalism. It may happen again this year as federal officials have already seized some Indigenous lobster traps. The dispute hinges on a conflict »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International

Film on Indigenous issues chosen for marketing initiative in U.S.

First Look–USA 2021 is a virtual initiative to market 10 Canadians films to buyers in the United States. The aim is to present a preview of films currently in post-production and talent from Canada to sales agents, distributors, agents and »

Indigenous, International, Society

Supreme Court affirms U.S. Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada

Canada’s highest court has upheld the acquittal of a Native American hunter on charges of poaching in Canada, arguing the man has a constitutionally protected right to hunt in British Columbia given his people’s historic ties to the region. Richard »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Federal grants to boost Indigenous clean energy projects

The Canadian government will provide almost $8.4 million for nine clean energy projects for Indigenous communities in the western province of British Columbia. The goal is to help them build capacity and to reduce reliance on fossil fuel for heat »