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There are a number of barriers to higher education in the Inuit population.
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When the government fails to fulfill its duty, citizens and people-led movements must hold it accountable
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The basic lack of shelter is bad enough — but for Indigenous people it is accompanied by a host of serious issues.
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"The colour of their skin ... should not ever be a barrier to getting the best quality of care."
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Students were asked to match slurs with their definition.
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Canadians of all political stripes have embraced the importance of progressive trade, particularly with respect to gender rights and Indigenous issues.
The new NDP government has requested a review of the project.
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Darian Baskatawang, a millennial member of WhiteSand First Nations shares his struggle to balance his Indigenous roots and western cultures.
An SDG strategy for Canada, configured with nationally-relevant, disaggregated indicators, will capture a fuller picture of pertinent domestic issues.
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Three were children, and the fourth was 21 years old.
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Why do we need to protect people who want to upstage or interrupt our celebrations, or other public gatherings?
Five men approached a Mi'kmaq ceremony singing 'God Save The Queen' on Canada Day.
Simeon Tshakapesh's teenage son took his own life in May.
Here are the 28 other notable names.
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The Canada 150 celebrations are a chance for Canadians to think about what sort of country we want and how to end the legacy of racial discrimination.
The Human Rights Watch report documents allegations of police abuse.
In a HuffPost Q&A, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly talks about funding for Canada 150 celebrations in light of ongoing issues facing the country's Indigenous peoples.
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Melanie Joly joined HuffPost Canada for a Q&A.
What about the wonderful women who are discouraged by hatred, by naysaying, by the abusive and unkind people who stand in their way, or by the institutions? They are exceptional, valued, underestimated and maybe "too much" in the best way. I believe they should be told.
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I didn't want to, I HAD to. I had to educate myself so that I could honour my mother's humanity. I informed my mother of every episode along my path of discovery. Her eyes lit up with my stories of cultural awareness. I educated her in many ways. Her humanity became my raison d'être.
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Growing up in government care in Manitoba was difficult. The deep politicization of child welfare didn't help matters. Polarized public opinion and a controversy-avoidant government shaped the legislation and policies that affected my day-to-day life.
For numbers of year now, there has been a movement that seeks to "indigenize" education in Canada. This means that our institutions will have to create an appropriate curriculum for non-indigenous and indigenous educators alike to deliver to a very diverse student body. Can this be done? If so, who will get to say what is appropriate and what is appropriation?
"I didn't want to take up space arguing."
Rosa V. Pitawanakwat-Burke
In the midst of a steady stream of grim reports about the environment, a new study offers a welcome ray of hope. Researchers have determined that there are still hundreds of regions around the globe healthy enough to help maintain clean air and water, support rich animal and plant life and slow climate change.
"It's very healing when you know your language."
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"People are dying needlessly.''
There was nothing "beautiful" about the First World War. It was an inter-imperialist conflict that left 15 million dead. All ordinary soldiers in it were victims of the ruling classes' ambitions. And glorifying First Nations participation in imperialist wars as part of overcoming Canada's colonial treatment of First Nations is, at a minimum, ironic.
Watching the CBC's 10-part television series Canada: The Story Of Us had me figuratively scratching my head. It left me flabbergasted and astounded. Critics have decried the series' anglo-centric slant on history. Respect should come from all sides, beginning with cordiality, recognition and representation.
The premier has said that tensions around hunting were leading to a race war.
The reality, as I know it, is that I feel threatened. I feel a general threat to my life - that when people know I'm native they can judge me based on their limited experience with my people, and men can view me with a lecherousness they believe I deserve and ask for. We must continue to survive, carry these stories, and never be afraid to identify our culprits.
Doctors said some women were so scared to travel alone they would hide their pregnancies.