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Health, Indigenous, Society

Desperate dash to escape COVID-19 ends in Yukon

Several news organizations, including CBC News, are reporting that a Quebec couple–apparently terrified by the COVID-19 outbreak–travelled thousands of kilometres to Canada’s Far North last week seeking safe haven. They wound up in a remote northern Yukon community last Friday» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Northern MP expresses doubts about plan to help in Indigenous COVID-19 fight

The federal government and an opposition MP from the north are clashing over a plan to use isolation tents and temporary shelters to deal with a possible outbreak of COVID-19 in Indigenous communities. The specialized tents measure about six by» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Disagreement continues over who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en

The rail blockades may be down and the transportation network working to get back on schedule, but the dispute over the natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia that started the crisis seems to continue. The pipeline is to cross» 

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

First Nations leaders in northern Canada warn of COVID-19 time bomb

It’s just a matter of time, many in the North say, before COVID-19 begins making its presence felt in a bigger way in First Nations communities. Many of the communities are isolated; those living in them–for the most part–are not.» 

Economy, Indigenous, International

 Huge backlog of goods due to rail blockades in Canada

Now that the rail blockades over an indigenous pipeline dispute have ended, the country is facing a huge backlog of goods waiting to be moved by rail to their destinations. Over 1,000 rail workers who had been temporarily laid off» 

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Mohawks of Akwesasne reach historic land settlement

A First Nation land claim dispute with Canada’s federal government that dates back decades has been settled. It involves an approximately 8,000-hectare parcel of land south of the St. Lawrence River in the most westerly portion of the province of» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

History Canada: Mar. 6, 1934: Canada’s epic reindeer project

While we have long seen American movies of cowboys moving great herds of cattle to market across the unspoiled western prairie landscape, one of the greatest herding efforts ever finally ended on March 5, 1935. It must surely rank as» 

Economy, Indigenous, Society

Via Rail joins CN in recalling workers as barricades come down

Via Rail says most of the 1,000 employees it laid off at the height of the rail blockades in support of British Columbia’s Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline running through their territory will be» 

Indigenous

Rail blockades in Quebec remain despite Wet’suwet’en agreement

Despite the “proposed arrangement” between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Canadian and British Columbia governments, two rail blockades remain in Quebec. However protesters from Kahnawake and Listuguj remain are now undecided on whether or not the blockades will come» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, International

Canadian literature non-fiction winner announced

One of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes has been awarded. The $25,000 RBC-Taylor prize for non-fiction was given to Mark Bourrie. Bourrie (PhD) is a journalist, author and currently lecturer in history at Carleton University, and Canadian Studies at the»