Category Archives: Politics

TIFF recognizes Haida film released by Nunavut production company

An internationally acclaimed producer from Igloolik, Nunavut, can add another accolade to his ​resumé — a Haida film that he was involved in has earned a distinction from the Toronto International Film Festival. Zacharias Kunuk was the executive producer on the film Edge of the Knife, or Sg̱aawaay K’uuna, which was shot entirely in the Haida…

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UN committee recommends Canada criminalize involuntary sterilization

A United Nations committee is recommending Canada take measures to prevent and criminalize the involuntary sterilization of women. Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is backing the recommendation, saying he wants changes to the Criminal Code of Canada to make involuntary sterilization of First Nations women a criminal offence. “Forced sterilization is a gross violation of human rights and First…

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Inquest jury can't decide how Brydon Whitstone came to be fatally shot by RCMP officer

A coroner’s inquest jury that heard details all week about the death of Brydon Whitstone couldn’t decide how the 22-year-old came to be fatally shot by a Saskatchewan RCMP officer. The six-person jury announced its finding after spending the week in a courtroom at Battlefords Court of Queen’s Bench hearing testimony about Whitstone’s death. Jurors…

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