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

Anti-pipeline protests continue across Canada

9th day of blockades, most rail service cancelled The anti-pipeline protests over a natural gas line in northern British Columbia continue in several cities and areas across Canada today. While the main issue centres on the pipeline dispute, the issue »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

East Indian festival of Diwali celebrated at Canadian museum

Families are invited to a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, to be held at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on October 26, 2019.  According to government statistics from 2016, there are 1.37 million people »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada History: July 11, 1990, the crisis and death at Oka

Quebec provincial pollce officer killed during attack It was a conflict –a land dispute-that had its origins as far back as the early 1700’s. It reached a boiling point and international headlines on this day, July 11, 1990. That was »

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

Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry

The non-stop controversy continues with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is the latest in a series of high-level turnovers at the inquiry since it began in 2016 »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous group unhappy with video game

The internationally popular strategy video game series “Civilization” published by Take Two Interactive Software (owner of 2K Games)  is about to release Sid Meier’s latest version called “Civilization VI: Rise and Fall”. This latest version involves the Cree aboriginals under »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tragic chapter in Canadian history: Aboriginal residential schools explained online

It may have originally been conceived in good faith but as it turned out the so-called residential school system in Canada was a sociological disaster of epic proportions. Edmund Metatawabin is a survivor of St. Anne’s residential school in Fort »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Controversial  aboriginal inquiry moves to Winnipeg

It’s called the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry (MMIWG). It was launched by the federal Liberal government of Justin Trudeau after years of calls for an investigation into the high proportion of indigenous women who have been »

Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

New fascinating chapter to Newfoundland ancient history

New DNA testing dispels belief of genetic connection between ancient peoples It was a tragic chapter in Canadian history. An ancient aboriginal people, the Beothuk had lived on the huge island of Newfoundland for about 1,000 years. They disappeared however, »

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

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives »