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Two year-end surveys of Canadians, respectively conducted by Forum Research Group and by Abacus, provide some potentially useful insights into the relationship between discrimination and prejudice. The surveys remind us that prejudice is uneven, and that some groups are viewed less favourably than others.
Pimicikamak asked Ottawa for at least six mental-health workers and round-the-clock counsellors after suicides and attempts.
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"The good news is that the report asked (a lot) of questions that were never asked before…"
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The way we have treated aboriginals in Canada is our great shame. This week confirmed to me that they are collectively more forgiving and forward thinking than our previous governments' racist policies. I am not new to these stories. While working in youth protection, I saw the pain in families torn apart by the legacy of residential schools. A little known fact about the residential schools is that when they were built, these were the only schools in Canada that included a cemetery to bury the children that would die. This is our legacy.
In Canada, the term assimilation is especially unpopular. It's associated with painful events in the country's history. But the country's proponents of forced assimilation often underestimated the inevitability of resistance on the part of their targets. The lessons of our history seem lost on many Canadians as it's surprising to learn how many endorse making "others" like "them." Paradoxically, several Canadians that continue to fear assimilation are amongst those most apt to believe that their own cultural survival depends others assimilating.
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Isadore Day says winter roads in the province are integral to a number of remote reserves that bank on the network to help offset costs of moving goods by air.
"I don’t think it’s true, someone should challenge them to release that data."
"You need to be an example. You need to vote."
"This is a tragedy that we have to come to grips with."
WINNIPEG - A 15-year-old Winnipeg girl who was seriously assaulted while in government care has been taken off life support.Derek Nepinak, chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, says the girl's fam...
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A Facebook page that attacked aboriginal people in Winnipeg and re-ignited the racism debate in the city, has been pulled down. The page, called "Aboriginals Need to get a job and stop using our...
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Today is the World Day of Social Justice. Who among us would disagree with such a concept? The term social justice has become commonplace and tends to go down pretty easy. But what if it goes down a bit too easily? Do we just hear the word, make a mental check mark, and move on? Are we more concerned with saying the right things than actually changing our actions? As citizens of a democracy, we have both the right and responsibility to make a difference in the policies and actions of our government.
OTTAWA - A recent courtroom winning streak for Canada's aboriginal communities came to a sudden stop Friday as the Supreme Court upheld the Ontario government's power to permit industrial logging on a...
Recently I had an awesome opportunity to go to Australia and speak about GMOs for the Uplift Festival. After our 23-hour flight, it finally hit me. We're really here. My life may be changed forever. It was so refreshing to be around other like-minded youth who believe you are never too young to change the world!