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Residential school comments trigger class walkout

A Concordia University class on Algonquian Peoples ended with some students walking out in response to comments made by a guest speaker last Thursday, October 28.

City of Ottawa honours late Inuk artist with renaming of Sandy Hill park

 Sandy Hill park has been renamed in honour of a local Inuk artist known for her pen and coloured pencil drawings. Council approved the name change to Annie Pootoogook Park in February 2021, but COVID-19 restrictions delayed the renaming ceremony until Sunday. The event was held outside the Sandy Hill Community Centre, showcasing Inuit culture […]

The history and legacy of Indigenous Veterans Day

November 8 is Indigenous Veterans Day, when Canada honours First Nation, Metis and Inuit soldiers and veterans, and their long, distinguished legacy of serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all federal government buildings across the country – which were raised on Sunday to full […]

Search for unmarked graves at former residential school in Brantford, Ont. underway

Quebec’s order of nurses looking to combat systemic racism against Indigenous communities

The Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) says it wants to address systemic racism in the health care network in relation to Indigenous people. In a statement, the Order says it wants to foster nursing practices that promote humility, cultural safety and promote partnership and trust. OIIQ President Luc Mathieu explains the tragic […]

Judge upholds human rights compensation order for First Nations children

Canada has lost every battle so far in 14-year-old court fight that isn’t over yet. The Federal Court has upheld a trailblazing Canadian Human Rights Tribunal order requiring Ottawa to pay potentially billions of dollars to thousands of First Nations kids and families who suffered discrimination by the state. Justice Paul Favel also upheld a […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The creation of this federal statutory […]

When will Ottawa end its willful neglect of First Nations children?

“For decades First Nations children, particularly those who reside on reserve, live in the deepest levels of poverty of all children in Canada. The federal government must end its discriminatory and inequitable funding of all public services on reserves, including education, health care, child welfare and basics such as water and sanitation.” To read more […]

Canada needs to build ethical spaces for Indigenous people

The Globe and Mail. June 27, 2019. “While the population increases and Canada slowly comes to terms with reconciliation, we need to carve out an ethical space so that Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can co-exist.” To continue reading, click on article.

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