Category Archives: Politics

Radio ad claiming to debunk 'myths' of residential schools draws criticism

A radio ad that aired in Saskatchewan talking about “myths” about residential schools is drawing criticism from listeners. The two-minute piece is from the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP), touted in the ad as a “reasoned, non-partisan voice on public policy.” It begins with a question: “are Canadians being told the whole truth about residential schools? An ad for…

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Northern Ontario First Nations, federal NDP leader, renew calls for national suicide prevention strategy

Canada needs a national initiative aimed at preventing suicides, say Indigenous leaders representing dozens of First Nations across northern Ontario. The renewed call comes in the wake of New Democrat MPP Sol Mamakwa rising in the Ontario legislature and speaking about a 13-year-old girl in Bearskin Lake First Nation who took her own life on…

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'It's time,' says first Indigenous woman in Canada to own airline

It’s not every day you become the first Indigenous woman to own an airline in Canada. “Even today it’s hard to imagine that I am launching an airline,” said Teara Fraser, who grew up in a remote town in the Northwest Territories, and plans to fly her airline to hard-to-reach Indigenous communities. On Friday, Fraser announced the start of Iskwew Air, based…

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'I'd never written about my abuse as truth, I'd always fictionalized it': Terese Marie Mailhot on her memoir

When Terese Marie Mailhot published her debut, Heart Berries: A Memoir, she couldn’t have predicted the response. It was met with rave reviews, and quickly became a New York Times bestseller. The memoir reflects the long lasting impact of intergenerational trauma and genocide on Indigenous people, and in it, Mailhot gets personal about the abuse she experienced…

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