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Morning Brief: Liberals appear to gain NDP backing – iPolitics

Sep 25, 2020 Good morning. That didn’t take long. The Liberals seem to have twisted the NDP’s rubber arm enough into supporting the government’s agenda, at least for the moment.…

More than fashion: For Indigenous people, growing out their hair is about reclaiming their culture – Sudbury.com

For conquering Europeans, subjugating Indigenous people meant destroying their culture; cutting off their hair was part of stripping that culture away The purpose of residential schools was to eliminate all…

NWT Rare Earths project signs extraction plant agreement – Northern News Services

September 24, 2020 Momentum continues to build for Canada’s only rare earths minerals development– the Nechalacho project southeast of Yellowknife – which announced this week that a plant to process…

Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful – CBC

More than 900 students at Riverview Rural High voted on new name Sep 24, 2020 A high school in Coxheath, N.S., has ended a tradition spanning nearly 50 years by rebranding…

Kent Monkman tells a story of resilience in Canada through MOA exhibit – Excalibur Online

The arrival of European settlers in Canada forever changed the land and the lives of its Indigenous inhabitants. For many Indigenous people, the hurt and grievances experienced are still fresh…

COVID-19, economic relief dominate Trudeau’s to-do list – Nunatsiaq News

24 September 2020 In its throne speech yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government promised to create a million jobs, start a national child-care program, and continue protecting Canadians from the…

Murals help artist reconcile a difficult past – The Catholic Register

September 24, 2020 Through a commission to paint murals at three Catholic schools, Indigenous artist Ryan Willert has been able to find his own healing and reconciliation with the Catholic…

First Nations face overlapping crises and inadequate support during pandemic – Policy Options

September 24, 2020 COVID-19 will plunge some First Nations further into debt and its people into poverty. The underlying solution is control of our resources and land. For six months…

Courts can ‘no longer ignore’ First Nations laws, Supreme Court hears in carbon tax case – MSN

Several First Nations asked the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday to look beyond intergovernmental clashes over the carbon tax, and recognize that the climate crisis infringes on treaty rights.…

The Big Dance: Saving the Great Bear Rainforest – TheTyee.ca

How fervent foes found new moves. And created a new model for resolving conflict. A Tyee feature in partnership with the ‘We Are Not Divided’ project. Linda Coady was front…

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