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Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

COVID-19 website to track people of colour is launched in Quebec

A new website seeking to get an accurate reading on how people of colour are being affected by COVID-19 in the province of Quebec is taking shape. The online platform, named Colors of Covid, was launched Wednesday by Montreal entrepreneur »

Economy, Indigenous, Society

CRTC announces details for internet upgrades in Canada’s North

Canada’s broadcast regulator has released details of the first phase of a five-year $750-million project to improve internet access in Canada’s North.  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday that five northern community broadband projects in the Northwest Territories, »

Health, Indigenous, Politics

Ottawa pledges $305M for Indigenous communities to tackle coronavirus crisis

The federal government has announced an additional $305 million to help Canada’s Indigenous Peoples battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says the money can be used for a wide variety of measures such as supporting vulnerable community »

Indigenous, International

First Nation may be headed in a new direction, but is SIR PAUL READY?

There’s only one day left for one–or both–of them to confirm they’re interested in the post, but–so far–neither Sir Paul McCartney nor well-known Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has answered any calls from the Walpole Island First Nation. Both were among »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics

Canadian oil company stops operations in Peru after deadly Indigenous protests

Canadian oil company PetroTal says it has shut down work at its Bretana Oil Field in northeastern Peru following Sunday’s deadly clashes that took the lives of three Indigenous protesters and injured about a dozen people. In a communique released »

Indigenous, International, Society

COVID-19 poses ‘critical threat to Indigenous Peoples,’ says UN rights chief

The COVID-19 pandemic that has infected nearly 20 million people worldwide and has claimed over 730,000 lives, poses a critical threat to Indigenous Peoples, says the United Nations top human rights official. In a statement released on Sunday, on the »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International

Music industry delegates meet online at a new global conference in Toronto

During the last week of July, hundreds of music professionals around the world connected to their computers to take part in a music conference out of Toronto, with online activities and discussions about current challenges and coming perspectives in a »

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Alberta and Ottawa said to agree to cuts in environmental monitoring

In a move certain to anger environmentalists and many First Nations, Alberta and Ottawa have reportedly reached an agreement that makes major cuts to environmental monitoring of the the province’s oilsands. Some Indigenous leaders in the Northwest Territories and northern »

Health, Indigenous

First Nation opens bid to tend children ‘in care’

In what could be the first of many similar announcements by Indigenous groups in Canada, a Manitoba First Nation that wants to create its own child welfare system says it is moving forward with its plan. Christian Sinclair, chief of Opaskwayak »

Indigenous, Society

Canada’s Arts Council announces historic appointment

Jesse Wente, a long-time advocate for First Nations, Inuit and Métis rights, has been named chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. The appointment is historic.  It’s the first time ever an Indigenous person has held the post, which »