The Star – October 30, 2018
Tanya Talaga was taken aback when the CBC asked her to be the 2018 Massey Lecturer. The award-winning Toronto Star reporter and best-selling author told a rapt audience in Toronto on Tuesday evening that she felt she didn’t have much in common with esteemed Massey Lecturers from years past, including Martin Luther King Jr., Willy Brandt, Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing.
Indigenous artists create painting for MacEwan University, plea to end resource extraction
Edmonton Journal – October 30, 2018
Two Indigenous artists brought their message of land and water protection to MacEwan University through paint while campaigning for Alberta’s booming resources industry to slow down.
Indigenous students speak out on Halloween: We are people, not costumes
Ubyssey – October 30, 2018
If someone you know is thinking about dressing up as an Indigenous person for Halloween, this project I created showcases what we actually look like in North America.
University professor says he faced backlash after researching the rise of the Eastern Metis
APTN News – October 30, 2018
Darryl Leroux says he has faced a backlash for his research into people claiming they are Eastern Metis. He says his critics have contacted his employer and grant providers.
Soil near Kalemi Dene School in N’dilo is safe, according to soil assessment
CBC – October 30, 2018
Sample in 2012 showing high levels of arsenic was an ‘outlier,’ says federal gov’t
Bridging the gap between Indigenous education and financial literacy
The Globe and Mail – October 23, 2018
A recent OECD report found that as a group, Indigenous peoples face numerous barriers when it comes to employment and successful skills training. That same report also found that outcomes are dramatically improved when people gain access to Indigenous-led programs.
Waterdown students collect equipment for First Nations communities
Flamborough Review – October 23, 2018
For the fifth year, students at Waterdown’s St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School will be collecting sports equipment to donate to remote First Nations communities.
Durham school board asked to appoint a First Nation trustee
Durham Region – October 23, 2018
The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is “strongly requesting” that the Durham District School Board appoint a First Nation trustee.
Drew Hayden Taylor shares impact of Indigenous literature with Peterborough students
The Peterborough Examiner – October 23, 2018
Curve Lake First Nation author explains to Adam Scott Collegiate students how he became a creative writer
Two Anishinabek Nation citizens to be recognized with Indspire Awards
Anishinabek News – October 22, 2018
A leader in Indigenous law and a high-ranking public servant will be among the latest individuals to be recognized nationally with Indspire Awards.
Métis ‘60s Scoop survivors work toward reconciliation with government at Winnipeg symposium
Global News – October 21, 2018
Dozens of Métis survivors of the ’60s Scoop shared their stories over the weekend at a symposium in Winnipeg in the first of a series of conversations to discuss what they want from the Canadian government.