Quebec woman’s death after racist slurs prompts push to reform health care for Indigenous peoples
The Indigenous community continues bear the brunt of inadequate healthcare, regularly experiencing abusive treatment, negative stereotyping, and substandard care.
Faces of change: Ottawa photographer Katherine Takpannie uses her camera to raise awareness
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: Katherine Takpannie says her journey with photography started when she was 15. “I have an uncle who gifted me a little point-and-shoot camera, and I had started a project called 365,…
Faces of change: John Medicine Horse Kelly brings communities together through music
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: John Medicine Horse Kelly has spent the better part of the past three decades working to preserve and revitalize Indigenous culture through music. Nowadays, he works to create bridges between Indigenous…
The death of Joyce Echaquan: ‘Indigenous people know it’s not unique’
Joyce Echaquan’s tragic death and the racist verbal abuse she faced while receiving medical treatment has shocked many Canadians, but her experience is far from an isolated incident, say Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders alike. “Indigenous people know it’s not unique,” said Lorraine Whitman, head of the Native Women’s Association of…
15,000 City of Ottawa employees getting a lesson in Indigenous history and culture
This launch is an impactful step, for learning how to build better relationships, according to the City’s diversity and inclusion specialist.
Faces of change: Heidi Langille is creating allies by celebrating Inuit culture
According to Heidi Langille, an urban Inuk and dedicated mother, one of the best ways to create allies is through the celebration of culture.
Ottawa Board of Health declares racism a public health issue, Black leader applauds ‘important gesture’
In the wake of the Ottawa Board of Health recognizing racism as a public health issue, community organizers who work at the intersection of race and health reflect on the way forward.
“RCMP has got go:” Indigenous youth lead protest in support of Wet’suwet’en in downtown Ottawa
Protesters march past Parliament Hill in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. [Photo @ Erica Endemann]
VIA Rail resuming services as Belleville blockade lifted
VIA Rail is expected to fully resume services on Saturday, including out of Union Station in Toronto.[Photo © Justine Ricketts]