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, when you take one photo a day for an entire…
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 and non-Indigenous communities at Carleton University. Kelly, from Skidegate, Haida…
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 Canada. Acknowledging that, four senior federal ministers convened a virtual…
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]
Winterlude Fire and Ice Festival transforms Bank Street on a cold day
The Fire and Ice Festival on Bank Street had more ice than fire this Saturday, with temperatures dropping to -25ºC.
Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests extend across Canada to Ottawa
More than 200 supporters of the Wet’suwet’en nation marched through downtown Ottawa recently.
Hundreds march through downtown Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
People in Ottawa and elsewhere across the country demonstrated against an RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en protesters Thursday.
Panel discussion explores affordable housing, sustainability, social issues
In a housing panel discussion, the importance of addressing social inequality and the need for more sustainable and affordable housing were explored.