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Carole Dawson, who spent a lifetime caring for others, dies at 75 from COVID

Carole Dawson, a residential school survivor who spent her life helping others overcome trauma and addictions by finding culturally appropriate health care for Indigenious people, has died from COVID-19. Dawson was 75 and living in a long-term health care facility »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

New statutory holiday coming to honour residential school victims

Canada’s federal government is in the process of establishing a new statutory holiday to mark the country’s dark residential school history. Ottawa is currently consulting with Indigenous leaders to establish the date. The Globe and Mail reports two dates are »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Statue of Canada’s first prime minister is removed in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, may be the most traditional of all Canadian cities, at least of those birthed when what was once called the British Empire ruled much of the world. People still take tea at the majestic »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia moving to make amends to the Mi’kmaq nation

This story began thousands of years ago when a people now known as the Mi’kmaq nation, roamed much of what came to be called Eastern Canada. They lived peacefully, working the land, hunting and fishing to survive. Then the white »

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

Trudeau focuses on treatment of Indigenous peoples in UN address

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the United Nations Thursday as part of the organization’s annual gathering of world leaders. As expected, he focused on the treatment of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and his government’s plans to address their grievances and struggles, »

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Suicide crisis grows at Ontario First Nation

A federal and provincial crisis team has flown to a northern Ontario First Nation that declared a state of emergency over the weekend after 11 residents attempted to kill themselves Saturday night. Officials at the Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree »