Day: January 5, 2018

Indigenous filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya pushing the boundaries of traditional oral histories

Dene filmmaker Raymond Yakeleya, seen at home in Edmonton in November, is attempting to preserve his family’s traditions and history. Elizabeth Yakeleya was dying. She was Shotah Dene, born, raised, and wilting, in the Northwest Territories. She had long, grey hair and brown eyes. She spoke softly, but with authority. She had lived a long life. Raymond Yakeleya, her grandson, travelled to Tulita from Edmonton to see her before she slipped away. He joined her and scores more in the bedroom. When his people die, others come to be with them. Ms. Yakeleya said she wanted to talk to...

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William Shatner, Jann Arden, first Indigenous NHL participant amongst 125 appointments to Order of Canada

Canada‘s newly minted Governor General, Julie Payette, has announced 125 appointments to the Order of Canada in a list that includes famous faces such as William Shatner and Jann Arden as well as two former Supreme Court justices and the Catholic priest Father John Walsh. Since its inception in 1967, almost 7,000 people from all walks of life have been invested into the Order of Canada. This year‘s nominees will be awarded their honours at ceremonies to take place later in the year. Dates have not been set. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Sally Armstrong, who also happens to be...

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UNBC names inaugural aboriginal scholar in residence

A University of Calgary researcher and professor, whose past research examined education initiatives aimed at preventing young indigenous girls from entering the sex trade, has been named UNBC’s first aboriginal scholar in residence. Dustin Louie is originally from Nee Tahi Buhn and Nadleh Whut’en of the Carrier Nation. He grew up between Prince George, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake. An assistant professor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, he teaches courses related to indigenous education, social justice and educational philosophy. He will serve as the aboriginal scholar in residence at UNBC for a four-month term. "It...

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Alberta program trains Indigenous women to be machine operators

Trainees pose with NDP MLAs and officials who contributed to the heavy equipment operator program near Enoch Cree Nation. (Travis McEwan/CBC) An Alberta program that trains Indigenous women to become heavy equipment operators is being touted as a success by the province. Alberta NDP MLAs and officials behind the program spoke about it and posed for pictures on a worksite near Enoch Cree Nation Friday. Lenaya Houle has worked as a scaffolder in the oilfield for 11 years and is looking for a change. The single mother applied for the program and was one of 11 applicants chosen for...

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A memo to Canada: Indigenous people are not your incompetent children

The election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government was supposed to signal a new ‘nation-to-nation relationship.’ But until the country recognizes the right to self-determination and acknowledges the sovereignty of Indigenous nations, argues Alicia Elliott , the future will be the same as the past ARTWORK BY ROLANDE SOULIERE When my sister and I were in high school, we thought it was funny to tell our non-Native boyfriends ridiculous things about the rez and see what they believed. We lived on the Six Nations reserve about 25 kilometres southwest of Hamilton, but since the only high school on the rez...

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’Terry Fox was Métis’: Fox family joins growing number of Canadians claiming Métis heritage​

Darrell Fox, brother of Terry Fox, holds his Métis Nation card in Chilliwack, B.C., in 2017. Marian Gladue was deeply involved in the lives of her grandchildren, including the most famous one: Terry Fox. She was around for his birth in 1958, and visited him when he was diagnosed with cancer years later. In 1980, when illness forced Mr. Fox to end his Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research, the young athlete’s maternal grandmother quickly left her Manitoba home and travelled to B.C. to support him. Terry Fox’s grandmother, Marian Wark (Gladue), in...

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Poundmaker singer says crafting music for Civilization game an ‘awesome experience’

An image of Chief Poundmaker from the video game Civilization VI: Rise and Fall alongside an archival photograph of Chief Poundmaker. (YouTube/Submitted Photo) When Clyde Tootoosis got a call to be part of creating music for a strategy video game, it seemed like an amazing chance to gain global exposure for his Cree culture. "I’ve never heard of a drum group singing for a video game so I took the opportunity as a lifetime thing and I just jumped to it, first chance I had, and it was an awesome experience," he said. Tootoosis is the lead singer for...

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More U of T News

A who’s who of notable Canadians, many with ties to the University of Toronto, have been named to the Order of Canada or promoted within the Order. Governor General and former astronaut Julie Payette – a U of T graduate herself – announced the 125 new appointments last week. Several current faculty members were among the honourees. University Professor Molly Shoichet of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering , who was made Ontario’s first Chief Scientist in the fall, has been named an Officer of the Order, the second-highest of its three levels. She is cited for her...

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How One Documentary Is Changing People’s Minds About The Inuit Seal Hunt

Angry Inuk , first debuted at the Hot Docs Film Festival in the spring of 2016. The film, directed by Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaqua-Baril gives an indigenous point-of-view to the anti-sealing ban that was imposed on northern communities in 1983. “I’ve never met these anti-sealers face-to-face,” says Arnaqua-Baril in the film. “I wanted to make this film because it bothered me when I saw animal welfare groups portray seal hunting as an evil and greedy thing.” A coalition of Greenpeace and other animal welfare groups were successful in lobbying the European Union to ban sealskin products made from white-coat...

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Canadian senator kicked out for ‘racism’

Canadian senator Lynn Beyak has been removed from the Conservative Party’s caucus months after inflammatory remarks about indigenous people. Mrs Beyak has been criticised over the past year for various comments. She posted online letters from supporters who called indigenous people lazy. Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer said "racism will not be tolerated". In Canada, senators keep their jobs until they turn 75 and so she will retain voting privileges in Parliament. Last March she defended Canada’s residential school system, church-run and government-funded boarding schools where indigenous children were often physically and sexually abused. She said reports on the...

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Sask. senator says Canadians need to speak out against ‘racist, hurtful’ comments on Sen. Lynn Beyak’s website

Liberal Sen. Lillian Dyck has criticized Sen. Lynn Beyak, who was removed Thursday from the Conservative caucus, for comments about Indigenous people posted on Beyak’s website. (Courtney Markewich/CBC) A Saskatchewan senator says all Canadians need to speak out against racism in light of comments posted on the website of Sen. Lynn Beyak, who was removed Thursday from the Conservative caucus. "It’s really, to me, remarkable that people like Sen. Beyak can still resist and deny the history of what happened in Indian residential schools," said Liberal Sen. Lillian Dyck in an interview with CBC Radio’s As it Happens on...

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Point Pelee to close for two-week deer cull

Point Pelee National Park will be closed from Jan. 12-26 for a deer cull. (Courtesy Mel Diotte) The white-tailed deer population at Point Pelee National Park is three to four times higher than the park can sustain, so staff and members of the Caldwell First Nation will be taking two weeks to try and reduce it. The park will be closed from Jan. 12-26 for a deer cull. "Hyperabundant white-tailed deer are a serious threat to forest and savannah ecosystems at Point Pelee National Park," reads a statement from Parks Canada, adding the government agency has a responsibility to...

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