Elders light a qulliq before the testimony of Paul Tuccaro during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Edmonton Alta, on Tuesday November 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson) Petra Turcotte is collecting the stories of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women that cannot easily be put into words. She’s curates a growing archive of paintings, letters, poems, songs — even socks — to accompany the testimony from friends and family of victims at the ongoing national inquiry. Turcotte, the inquiry’s senior archivist, wants to see items like a patch-work quilt donated in Edmonton...Read More
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An illustration released Jan. 3, 2018 depicts the Upward Sun River base camp site in central Alaska, where the 11,500-year-old remains of a 6-week-old girl were discovered in 2013. WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve long-standing controversies about how humans first populated the Americas. Scientists said on Wednesday a study of her genome indicated there was just a single wave of migration into the Americas across a land bridge, now submerged, that spanned the Bering...Read More
E Naad Maa Get (Branden Emmerson) stands with other participants of a cross-Canada Prayer Walk that aims to find healing over the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and children, and to protect future generations. (Keith Dempsey/For The Sudbury Star) Many tears were shed at the emotional opening of the Walking With Our Sisters commemorative installation on Sunday at the McEwen School of Architecture. Walking With Our Sisters is an art installation that has been travelling across Canada since 2013, with the intention of commemorating and honouring the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people of Canada...Read More
Alan Coutts of Noront Resources will be one of the keynote speakers at a conference hosted by the Chamber of Commerce in early February. (Gino Donato/Sudbury Star file photo) On Feb. 6-7, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will host its inaugural PEP (Procurement, Employment and Partnerships) conference and trade show at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street. PEP is a two-day conference and trade show created to explore ways to grow the northern resource development and infrastructure sectors through innovative supply chain management. This will include a discussion of the advantages of partnerships; lessons from those who have...Read More
Crokicurl is played with the same rules as crokinole but with curling stones instead. (Public City Architecture) Curling and crokinole fans can hurry hard to Broadway Avenue next week when an outdoor game that combines the two slides into Saskatoon. "Crokicurl" magnifies the original game on ice so it can be played with stones instead of discs, demanding more physical strength and precision from its players. The game arrives in Saskatoon on Saturday and will remain at the corner of Broadway Avenue and 12th Street until Feb. 25. The Broadway Business Improvement District won a grant from the City...Read More
Tessa Erickson, 15, seen at the July 2017 opening ceremony for the North American Indigenous Games, is creating an app to help revive a nearly lost language. VANCOUVER—A 15-year-old high school student in British Columbia is turning to technology to help address a decades-old problem — how to revive an Indigenous language nearly lost to the residential school system. Tessa Erickson of the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation is creating an app and organizing a summer camp to help get younger people in her central B.C. community speaking the Nak’azdli dialect of the Dakelh language. “To me, it’s a bit...Read More
The Columbia River near Corbett, Oregon. Negotiations will start this year on the treaty between the U.S. and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control on the river, which starts in British Columbia and flows to the Pacific Ocean. (Rick Bowmer / he Associated Press) We must manage Columbia River dams for healthier river flows and water quality, help struggling fish and wildlife, restore passage for salmon, and reconnect rivers to floodplains. On Dec. 7, the U.S. State Department announced that formal negotiations with Canada over the Columbia River Treaty will begin early this year. Modernizing the treaty is...Read More
JEFFERY AMHERST, who commanded British troops in North America during the Seven Years War in the mid-18th century, described indigenous people who fought for France as an “execrable race”. He called for their “total extirpation” and suggested using dogs to hunt them down. Yet Amherst (pictured) was commemorated in Canada (and in the United States) mainly for establishing British supremacy in North America. Schools, towns and streets bear his name. That has started to change in both countries. Amherst College in Massachusetts no longer celebrates Lord Jeff as its mascot (but is keeping its name). Canadians are scrubbing the...Read More
"It’s hard to believe I was pretty much on my deathbed a few weeks ago," said Delilah Saunders. (Sherry Vivian/CBC) For Delilah Saunders, it all comes back to her sister, Loretta. "I couldn’t stop crying one night because I realized how close I was to being reunited with her and waking up from a four-year nightmare," she said, recalling waking up in hospital last month after a week and half of being unconscious after suffering acute liver failure. "But a part of me also knew that I have a purpose here, I have work to do here." Loretta Saunders,...Read More
Tessa Erickson, 15, of the Nak???azdli Whut???en First Nation is seen in this undated handout photo. A movement is building to save and revive Canada’s Indigenous languages, and a 15-year-old in British Columbia has joined the efforts with a uniquely youth-focused project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tessa Erickson *MANDATORY CREDIT* VANCOUVER – A 15-year-old high school student in British Columbia is turning to technology to help address a decades-old problem — how to revive an Indigenous language nearly lost to the residential school system. Tessa Erickson of the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation is creating an app and organizing a summer...Read More
Submissions are now being accepted for the Indigenous Music Awards presented by Casinos of Winnipeg. The IMA’s will be held at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg, MB, on May 18, 2018. The deadline for submissions is February 14, 2018. According to the coordinators of the Indigenous Music Awards and presented by the Casinos of Winnipeg, submissions are now being accepted for the Indigenous Music Awards presented by Casinos of Winnipeg. The submission deadline for the Indigenous Music Awards is February 14th, 2018. The IMA’s will be held at the Club Regent Event Centre in Winnipeg, MB, on...Read More
The Common wine and beer kiosk at The Forks opened in 2016. (Aidan Geary/CBC) A coffee shop, a candle shop, a micro-restaurant and a pizza place — you may have noticed a few new things at The Forks. In 2017, the popular Winnipeg meeting spot and historic site welcomed a handful of new, mostly Manitoban tenants. The roster includes Fools and Horses coffee, Coal and Canary Candle Company and Winnipeg chef Scott Bagshaw’s newest project, the small-plate spot Passero. More changes are still to come, including the introduction of a McNally Robinson Booksellers storefront on the second floor of...Read More
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