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VIDEOS: 12-min interview and 73-min talk with Pam Palmater discussing root causes / historical context, the current situation and public discourse, and furthering the urgent call for both a national inquiry and an emergency action plan on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. “So the reason why I’m talking about Murdered and […]

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From June 15 to June 22, 2014, ‘A Walk For Mother Earth’ continued the journey of ‘Peoples for Mother Earth’ (‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère‘). They walked 140km over 8 days, from Kanehsatà:ke (or Hudson QC) to Ottawa ON, to continue efforts to oppose pipelines here and elsewheres. The original ‘Les peuples pour la […]

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The Sixties Scoop was a period of Canadian child welfare policy during which an estimated 16,000 Indigenous children were removed from their homes and adopted into non-Indigenous homes.   Angela Ashawasegai is an Ojibway a member of Henvey Inlet First Nations. She is a writer, poet, mental health advocate and is now entering the realm […]

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Saturday June 15 at Jack Purcell Community Centre. Web page: smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca. To see the full photo album from the fair, please click here. Photos credit: Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca        

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— TRIGGER WARNING: some of this content may be emotionally distressing. For support, the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available toll-free: 1-866-925-4419 —   This past week in Montréal was the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada‘s Québec National Event, the fifth of seven such gatherings across the country. From April 24-27, […]

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So what do people talk about when they meet for six consecutive weeks to discuss media issues? Such were the circumstances that brought together a group of people for the Interdependent Media course. The class topics were the Theory and Power of Media; Race and Gender in Media; Corporate Media; Alternative Media; and Media-Making. ISSUES […]

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How can alternative media be used to address stereotypes and promote a fuller understanding of the contributions of ethno-cultural communities in Canadian media? The United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) Multimedia & Multiculturalism (M&M) Initiative presented a discussion to explore efforts to create alternative narratives of lives and experiences. Over 80 people attended the event […]

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On June 5th, two local residents chained their bikes to equipment in order to stop illegal tree cutting (it was without notice and against federal environmental law). Community members gathered in the evening to further voice their opposition. Intersection of Adelaide and Holmwood, Ottawa, Ontario. Speaking: Martha McKeen, Diane McIntyre, and two young residents.

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