TOPIC: TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

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Montreal students paint Land Back mural to promote Indigenous issues

Students at Beurling Academy teamed up with an Inuk artist to design a mural to show how they feel they can help with truth and reconciliation.

Ottawa gives Sipekne'katik First Nation $326K for residential school site research

The federal government has announced it will provide Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia with $326,700 to help ongoing research at the site of the former Shubenacadie Residential School.
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'I felt invisible and not important,' says filmmaker Tracey Deer on her experience in the public school system

The director of Beans, Tracey Deer, spoke to Quebec teachers about incorporating more Indigenous history, culture and issues into the curriculum in Sir Wilfrid Laurier schools.
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A theatre program changed her life. Now she is in charge

The Circle of Voice theatre program connected Jennifer Dawn Bishop to community and culture as a teen. Now she creates the same opportunity for other young people.
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'We want to give them a good future,' residential school survivor says

Norman Yakeula says he wants to put the pain and shame of the past 'in the past where it belongs' so future generations don't have to carry that with them.
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Residential school survivor asks why Pope took so long to issue apology

Norman Yakeula describes what went through his mind as the Pope read an apology from prepared remarks at the Vatican.
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Chief Thomas Neeposh explains Mistissini Governance Project

On March 17th, the federal minister of justice, David Lametti, alongside the Chief of Mistissini, announced a new project called the Mistissini Governance Project. This is part of the federal government's efforts to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for action concerning the establishment of Indigenous law institutes. The federal government will provide 500-thousand dollars for the first four years of the project. We spoke with Mistissini Chief Thomas Neeposh.
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Catholic church must apologize for 'wrong done': Dene National Chief

Dene National Chief Gerald Antoine is leading the AFN’s delegation to Rome this week to press the Pope for an apology for the church’s role in residential schools. He talks to Rosemary Barton Live about what he’s hoping comes out of the meeting and what it means for him to be making the trip.

A house for healing: treating addiction through tradition on Tsuut'ina Nation

Stephanie Crowchild began Eagletail House Society as a non-profit in 2020 in her late grandparents' house, after becoming sober through traditional forms of healing.
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Orange Jersey Project sparks dialogue in youth hockey teams

Youth hockey teams in Canada will receive new practice jerseys, which are meant to spark a dialogue. The Orange Shirt Society is sending new practice jerseys with QR codes, aiming to encourage discussion on reconciliation. They are teaming up with Keener Jerseys and Canadian Tire to launch their new Orange Jersey Project. We are joined by Melissa Lundy, the program manager with Orange Shirt Society.

Whitecap Dakota First Nation teams up with Sask. museum in photo naming project

Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Western Development Museum collaborate in upcoming photo archive project.

Council votes unanimously in favour of establishing an Indigenous gathering place

Last night, council voted 14-0 to approve a proposal to work alongside the Indigenous Gathering Place Society — a non-profit, grassroots, Indigenous-led group — on determining a location for a site of cultural exchange.
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The planet is changing. So will our journalism

The impact of climate on our changing planet may be the most pressing story of our time. Canadians have a hunger for information and constructive solutions as the United Nations climate conference, COP26, is set to begin in Glasgow on Oct. 31.

Indigenous delegates postponing Vatican trip over pandemic worries

An Indigenous delegation is postponing a trip to the Vatican planned for next week due to concerns about the omicron variant.

Manitoba Métis Federation president to ask Pope to revitalize churches in Métis communities

The president of the Manitoba Métis Federation says it will have its own meeting with the Pope, separate from the Métis National Council, and plans to ask for a revitalization of churches in Métis communities.

Residential school survivors want concrete plan to result from Vatican visit

Some residential school survivors have little hope that anything meaningful for them will happen when Indigenous groups from Canada visit the Pope in mid-December.

UPEI developing 'historic' faculty for Indigenous studies

The University of Prince Edward Island will have a new faculty dedicated to Indigenous studies starting next year.

These Indigenous lawyers are vying to change the face of B.C.'s legal profession

Indigenous lawyers are running in an unprecedented campaign to serve as benchers for the Law Society of British Columbia in a bid to highlight the need for greater Indigenous representation at the body that oversees the province's legal profession.

Indigenous veterans in B.C. call for recognition, more support on their day of remembrance

There is no accurate count of how many Indigenous people have served in Canada's military forces over the years. The federal government says 3.5 per cent of those currently serving are from First Nations.

Tk'emlups leaders' open letter set steps for PM to prove commitment to reconciliation

Senior members of the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation in B.C. have issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that offers seven immediate steps he could take to show he is serious about reconciliation.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report points to 'growing crisis' for indigenous youth

There is a "growing crisis" of indigenous youth in Canada's prison and child welfare systems, says the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission obtained by CBC News.
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Trudeau apologizes to Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to members of the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation for not joining the community on the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, but made no new commitments on steps toward reconciliation.

Healing ceremony held in Winnipeg to honour Indigenous peoples

A Thanksgiving Day pipe ceremony provided an opportunity for Indigenous people in Winnipeg to process ongoing trauma, and for settlers to take stock of what they're thankful for.
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National youth group Katimavik planning a return to Sudbury

Youth organization Katimavik is thinking about starting another community project in Sudbury. Their last initiative was creating the Bitimagamasing billboard overlooking Ramsey Lake. Its project development officer Arielle Canning explains what the group needs before it gets up and running again.

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