Racism

‘My heart tells me to get there:’ Mohawk woman looks to MMIWG inquiry closing ceremony for healing

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Cheryl McDonald, a Mohawk woman living in Kanesatake, Que., testified before the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in 2018 about her sister’s death. The inquiry’s closing ceremony takes place on June 3, and McDonald says being there will be an important step in her healing …

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Inquiry’s final report will show fears were justified, cousin of 3 MMIWG predicts

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Ivana Yellowback still remembers the urgent message she received years ago from her mother, asking where she was and what she was doing. “So I called her. And she said, ‘I had a dream you went missing.'” Ivana Yellowback, 27, from Manto Sipi Cree Nation, is the cousin of missing …

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‘Bittersweet’ reaction to MMIWG inquiry deeming deaths and disappearances a genocide

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For many British Columbians, a new report deeming the deaths and disappearances of thousands of Indigenous women and girls a “Canadian genocide” could not come soon enough. The faces of some of the Indigenous women and girls who have vanished or have been murdered in Canada in recent decades. (CBC …

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Mining framework promises improved First Nations negotiations, but Metis Federation says it wasn’t consulted

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Manitoba The Manitoba government is touting a new framework for negotiating mining rights with Indigenous communities, while fielding complaints that the Manitoba Metis Federation was once again not consulted. Province says protocol will create certainty for Manitoba communities as battle with MMF continues CBC News · Posted: May 31, 2019 5:51 …

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50 years of Indigenous cinema: The impact of Alanis Obomsawin

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She is an icon in filmmaking and one of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world. Legendary Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin discusses growing up, smuggling her film reels out of barricades, and her inspirations over five decades of filmmaking.

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‘Proud to wear it’: PhD student earns Trudeau foundation grant to study Indigenous clothing

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The question of what to wear has earned Riley Kucheran, a member of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, formally known as the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, Ont., a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship. The PhD student at Ryerson University is studying the impact of colonization on Indigenous clothing.

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‘My heart tells me to get there:’ Mohawk woman looks to MMIWG inquiry closing ceremony for healing

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Cheryl McDonald, a Mohawk woman living in Kanesatake, Que., testified before the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in 2018 about her sister’s death. The inquiry’s closing ceremony takes place on June 3, and McDonald says being there will be an important step in her healing …

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