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Society

Hockey team in British Columbia announces plan to change name

The owners of the Saanich Junior Braves, a hockey team in British Columbia, announced plans to change the name and logo of the team out of respect to Indigenous communities, according to a press release on Wednesday.  “The Saanich Junior »

Sports

Canadian Football League Edmonton Eskimos respond to new calls to change name

The Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Edmonton Eskimos has responded to the new calls to change its nickname by saying that it will increase its engagement with Inuit communities, according to a tweet from the team on July 3.  The tweet »

Society

Ontario government invests $150 million in homeless shelters, long-term housing

The Ontario government is investing $150 million in additional support to municipalities and Urban Indigenous communities to protect vulnerable people from issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement made by Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford earlier today.  The »

Indigenous

June 21 is  National Indigenous Peoples Day

This date, the longest day and shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, is perhaps the culmination of Canada ‘s National indigenous History Month. The month, and this special day are to inspire Canadians to learn about the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

The Liberal Wet’suwet’en deal creates more dissent in the community

Earlier this year a dispute over indigenous land rights and a gas pipeline caused dozens of road and rail blockades that caused substantial economic loss in Canada and made international headlines. Although the gas pipeline company has signed agreements with »

Uncategorized

Arctic territory of Nunavut reports first COVID-19 case

The Coast Guard ship Des Groseilliers is seen near the arctic community of Pond Inlet, Nunavut August 23, 2014. Nunavut was the last jurisdiction remaining in Canada to have zero cases until Thursday, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Wattie. Read the article
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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, 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 »

Arts & 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 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Natural gas pipeline and blockades divide Canadians

The construction of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia has  divided Canadian opinion. A small group of hereditary Wet’suwet’en chiefs and supporters has opposed the project, while the elected chiefs, and apparently most of the Wet’suwet’en, have approved »

Indigenous, Society

Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education?

KIRUNA, Sweden – An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project. The five-year project, called »