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A Conversation With YouTube Stars Humble the Poet and Superwoman #Leh

Raji Aujla | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Raji Aujla

YouTube stars Lilly Singh and Kanwer Singh, better known as Superwoman and Humble the Poet sit down with Raji Aujla to talk about the process of creating their viral music video, #Leh.

Why It Makes Me Want to Cry When Brown Kids Want to Be Blonde and Blue-Eyed

masalamommas | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
masalamommas

I always respond with the line that people are like dogs -- we are all the same species but we have different fur colours and no colour is actually better than the other: it just is. And since the two eldest are animal obsessed, this all makes sense to them. Then sometime last summer my seven-year-old son (who always identifies himself as brown like daddy) started telling me how he wanted "yellow" hair because it was better. Maybe it sounds overdramatic but I actually wanted to cry -- I just couldn't bear the idea that despite all the changes, a little brown boy or girl would automatically think that it was better to be the blonde, blue-eyed guy (or girl).

7 Yoga Facts From A Yogini

Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra

The word Yoga means union. As an Indian Philosophy, Yoga is a discipline through which body and mind are brought together in union, in complete harmony. It offers a holistic approach to life: through body poses, breathing, self-control of senses, diet, meditation, selfless actions, devotion and knowledge, to name a few.

Why Are There So Many Stillborn Babies Among First Nations?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Impact

MONTREAL - A new study has detected significantly higher stillbirth rates in aboriginal populations than in non-aboriginal ones in Quebec, especially ...

Still Don't Know What #IdleNoMore Is About? Here's a Cheat-Sheet

Gyasi Ross | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Gyasi Ross

The #IdleNoMore Movement is not a new movement. Instead, it is the latest incarnation of the sustained Indigenous resistance to the rape, pillage and exploitation of this continent and its women that has existed since 1492. For those transfixed on race, you're missing the point. Please consider this a fairly exhaustive explanation of the #IdleNoMore movement, what it is not and what it is.

What is the Strategy Behind Idle No More?

James Morton | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Politics
James Morton

If the million or so aboriginal Canadians together realized their joint power, they could change Canada into a totally different society. And there are indications that a strategy is there. Idle No More need not be a confrontational force -- it can be the catalyst to bring about real justice and fairness for all the nations of Canada.