‘It’s not a day to celebrate Canada’: Cancel Canada Day rallies planned for July 1
Protests will be held across the country today calling for the cancellation of Canada Day because of the discovery of the unmarked graves of children near residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Planning committee approves zoning change to allow eight-storey Lowertown supportive housing building for Indigenous people and women in need
The city’s planning committee has approved a zoning change to allow the construction of an eight storey building at 216 Murray St. to offer housing to Indigenous people and women in Lowertown.
Why does Canada hide its shameful history and its consequences for Indigenous Peoples
Travelling was my hobby before I emigrated to Canada. During my trips both within and outside of my home country, Bangladesh, I always tried to taste local and regional food to appreciate the culture of the place I visited. Naturally, I looked for Canadian food when I arrived in 2016. I found the ‘United Nations of Cuisines’, especially on the…
Powwow dancers showcase talents during virtual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Indigenous dancers celebrate their culture with a virtual powwow.
Ontario gives $10 million for investigation of unmarked graves at former residential schools
Ontario will spend $10 million to help Indigenous nations find and commemorate unmarked burial sites at former residential schools in the province. The Ford government made the announcement Tuesday morning. The money will be granted over a three-year period. The federal government has set aside $27.1 million to assist Indigenous communities in identifying unmarked burial sites at former residential schools. Tuesday’s…
Ottawa-based project “Ajashki” finalist for first Future Ground Prize
The David Suzuki Future Ground prize will be awarded for the first time in Ontario June 16. Throughout the month of April, the foundation received over 130 applicants and narrowed it down to 15 finalists. One of those finalists is a project titled “Ajashki” which means soil in Algonquin language.
“We can’t let the pandemic stop us from doing the work that we do”: Native Women’s Association holds online support circles for residential school survivors
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is holding online support circles for residential school survivors in wake of Kamloops discovery.
UPDATE: Hamilton school board votes to rename Ryerson Elementary School because of connection with residential school system founder
A trustee for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is pushing for local Ryerson Elementary School to be renamed.
Teenaged Indigenous climate activist part of unique month-long celebration of Indigenous voices at Carleton
Autumn Peltier, the “Water Warrior,” was one of the speakers at a month long celebration of Indigenous culture and communities at Carleton University called Minwàdjiyà-n.
Stunning ‘sunset’ park planned for controversial Zibi development on Ottawa River
Plans for a 25-storey residential building on Chaudière Island as part of the Zibi development include a new city park — named Pangishimo after the Algonquin word for sunset — offering a stunning, westward view of the Ottawa River. The City of Ottawa’s planning committee examined a report earlier this year on the project’s latest design, which includes a new…
Local photographer partners with Carleton gallery to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC communities
The Carleton University Art Gallery is conducting its first collaboration with a local photographer to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals.
Decades of arsenic poisoning produced by Giant Mine has caused irreversible damage to Dene First Nation land
The federal government moves forward with discussions of compensation for Yellowknife Dene First Nation, for the decades of arsenic poisoning caused by Giant Mine.