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Indigenous artists unite to create Edmonton, Ottawa murals focused on water protection

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Artist Isaac Murdoch, from Serpent River First Nation in Ontario, and volunteers in Edmonton began painting a mural on the iHuman Youth Society building on Friday. The mural is about protecting water from threats posed by industrial development and pipelines, Murdoch said. (Brad Crowfoot)

Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt leading creation of murals to raise awareness about water issues

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 9, 2017

Two well-known Indigenous artists and environmentalists have partnered to create murals in Edmonton and Ottawa that they hope will raise awareness about the protection of precious water resources. Read the rest of this entry

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Indigenous women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows

118_Beats_054Figures obtained by freedom of information request confirm black people also targeted disproportionately

By Andrea Huncar, CBC News June 27, 2017

Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping, questioning and documenting Aboriginal and black people in non-criminal encounters. Read the rest of this entry