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Editorial: Canada Shouldn’t Get to Decide How Indigenous Women Identify – The Link

February 19, 2019 This weekend, several demonstrations organized by Indigenous communities took place in Montreal to highlight the continued disparity between the ideals of reconciliation set up by the Canadian government and the realities these communities face. One of these demonstrations, the March for Equality, specifically called out the Canadian government’s discrimination towards Indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20193 Views

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Kent Monkman’s latest exhibit inspires resilience – McGill Tribune

February 19, 2019 Canadian artist Kent Monkman’s solo exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: a Story of Resilience, on display at the McCord Museum until May 5, offers a selection of the artist’s re-appropriated paintings and sculptural works focusing on indigenous experience, including well known pieces such as The Scream. Monkman is one of Canada’s prevailing contemporary artists […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20194 Views

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Indigenous Women Say Canada’s Legislative is Discriminatory – The Link

February 18, 2019 When Mary Hannaburg’s mother married a non-Indigenous man, she lost her Indigenous status, her voice, and her land. This was due to laws imposed oh her by the Indian Act—enacted in 1876. “This discrimination of the Indian Act has to cease, to stop impacting women in their communities, in every aspect of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20193 Views

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Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization – National Observer

February 15th 2019 Quebec won’t be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will. A spokesperson for Quebec’s health minister confirmed on Thursday that the province last month declined an invitation to meet officials from the federal government, other provinces and territories. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201910 Views

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A young First Nations man speaks out against identity politics – The Post Millennial

February 13, 2019 Today there is a frightening trend in our culture. I’m speaking of identity politics. At its worst, identity politics leads to nationalism—the “sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201911 Views

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Cree translator in House of Commons ‘proud’ to be part of history – CBC

Simultaneous Indigenous translation now available in Plains Cree, Dene, Eastern Cree and Mohawk Feb 13, 2019 Priscilla Bosum was planning to take her children skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa last week, when she received a request she couldn’t turn down. She was asked to simultaneously translate from Eastern Cree into English in the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201911 Views

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Learning Mohawk on your phone: Kanesatake school launches language app – CBC

Feb 12, 2019 ‘We have a huge vocabulary of words that are usually not heard in other communities’ A Mohawk immersion elementary school in Kanesatake, Que, is hoping to bring language learning outside of the classroom with the launch of a new app. Kanehsatà:ke Mohawk is a mobile phone app with a vocabulary of 500 Kanien’kéha words across […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201912 Views

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[arts issue19] 4th SPACE is as flexible and adjustable as a bento box – The Concordian

February 12, 2019 A multidisciplinary addition to Concordia’s downtown campus Concordia University’s 4th SPACE will be carrying out programs encompassing a variety of topics from avant-garde video games to open discussions about Indigenous cultures integrated in artificial intelligence during the upcoming months. The explorative platform begins with a collaborative process between the school faculty and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201911 Views

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Distrust between police and indigenous community – CityNews Montreal

Feb 10, 2019 An Inuit woman goes missing in Montreal. Thankfully, she’s been found, but Andrew Brennan reports distrust is stopping the indigenous community from giving police vital tips in similar cases. Read More: https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2019/02/10/distrust-between-police-and-indigenous-community/

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201910 Views

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First Nations water problems a crisis of Canada’s own making – Policy Options

February 6, 2019 It is hard to imagine that in 2019, First Nations in Canada could lack access to clean drinking water in their own territories — but many do. In fact, 400 of 618 First Nations were under at least one water advisory between 2004 and 2014. A recent CBC investigation revealed that 180 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 201912 Views

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