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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
‘At the time, as young kids, it sounded good … like we were going to make it in a day or 2’
By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 21, 2017
When the highway connecting Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk year-round finally opens in November, Bernard Andreason hopes to be there.
But it will be a celebration tinged with loss and regret. Read the rest of this entry
From IndigenousAction.org, September 2017
Xenophobic White nationalists and pro-US assimilationist DACA defenders are all waving the same settler colonial flag. Read the rest of this entry
‘The Nazis didn’t fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.’
By Gouri Sharma, Al Jazeera, August 16, 2017
Berlin, Germany – Mnyaka Sururu Mboro walks through Wedding, a district in the northwest of Berlin, with an expression of disdain. “It makes my stomach turn every time I go down these streets,” he says.
He is in the African Quarter, so-called because the streets have been named in commemoration of Germany’s imperial leaders and conquests from the end of the 19th century. Read the rest of this entry