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A STATUE of James Cook in St Kilda and the Burke Wills sculpture in the Melbourne CBD have both been defaced on the eve of Australia Day.
The sculpture of Captain James Cook, erected in the Catani Gardens in 1914, has had pink paint dumped over it and big red letters marked at the base saying “No Pride”.
The statue of Captain Cook is a replica of the one at his birthplace at Whitby in England. Read the rest of this entry
by Todd Lamirande, APTN National News, Oct 31, 2017
Canada’s Correctional Investigator said the number of Indigenous people locked up in prisons across the country is now a human rights issue.
“That the incarceration rate for Indigenous people keeps climbing year after year after year, relentlessly,” said Zinger. Read the rest of this entry
In this excerpt from his recently-released book, the late Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel writes about how the BNA Act that created Canada set the young country on the path to a “race-based democracy”
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CBS News, October 9, 2017
NEW YORK — Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism. Read the rest of this entry
Thousands of First Nations children placed in non-Indigenous care to be compensated
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, October 5, 2017
Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will announce a financial settlement with survivors of the Sixties Scoop tomorrow, CBC News has confirmed.
The Canadian Press reported Thursday that survivors would receive some $800 million as compensation, or between $25,000 and $50,000 for each claimant. CBC could not independently confirm that figure. Read the rest of this entry
Parents express outrage over workbook in Grade 3 social studies section
By Philip Lee-Shanok, CBC News, October 3, 2017
Indigo is among bookstores that have pulled a children’s educational workbook that angry parents say glosses over the history of Indigenous people since the arrival of Europeans to North America. Read the rest of this entry