The Sunday Magazine

Why we must honour our treaties with Canada's First Peoples; Percy Jackson, Homer and the Mighty Dead; Arctic Beauty; Listumentary

This week on The Sunday Edition, December 28, 2014:...
This week on The Sunday Edition, December 28, 2014:

Why we must honour our treaties with Canada's First Peoples - Michael's Essay (00:00:26): Drawing upon John Ralston Saul's book The Comeback - which explores the historical relationship between the Canadian government and First Nations - Michael reflects on the promises and treaties that our government has failed to honour. 

Percy Jackson, Homer and The Mighty Dead (00:05:03): If you are between the ages of 8 and 15, or if you know someone who is, chances are you are very familiar with Rick Riordan's best-selling series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The books are largely inspired by Greek mythology and the Homeric epics - and they are a smash hit with young readers. Why do these ancient stories continue to fascinate? British writer Adam Nicolson will explain. His new book is called The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters.

Arctic Beauty - Documentary (00:34:04): Print-maker Elisapee Ishulutaq was one of the original artists from the Pangnirtung studios. At age 89, she is still creating vibrant, original images of Canada's north, inspired by stories she heard as a child.  
The Listumentary -  Documentary  (00:43:40): Ira Basen on clicks, journalism and the power of lists. The 15 best muscle builders, the 21 most fun resorts, five hot reasons you should care about public private partnerships. Ira delves into the world of online news, and makes some fascinating and frightening discoveries.


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