First Nation treaty, monarchy succession changes, and Canadian icons
Today, an aboriginal group from Vancouver Island, the Hul'quimi'num, was in Washington presenting their case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. They want a ruling on whether the lack of a settlement of their land claims in BC is a violation of their human rights. Brian Thom, professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria, explains further.
The rules of succession are changing for the British monarchy, along with some stipulations around whom they can and cannot marry. We talk with Bruce Hallsor, a Victoria representative for the Monarchist League of Canada.
The beaver is one of the most enduring symbols of Canada. But Conservative senator, Nicole Eaton says the rodent is a dentally defective rat and a toothy tyrant! She says it's time the polar bear became Canada's national icon. We talk with Gurprit Kindra, a marketing professor at the University of Ottawa, who has acted as a consultant to a number of federal departments.
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