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‘Colonial Patriarchal Masculinity’ Keeps #MeToo Stories Inside Indigenous Communities

August 10, 2020 |

Indigenous communities have seen their own influx of stories of sexual assault following the rise of the #MeToo movement. But Lindsay Nixon said these stories were surfacing in Indigenous communities well before that. Nixon, a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux writer, said communities were reading prominent feminist writers and raising the discussion themselves. Click on the link below for the story.

‘See Me’: Indigenous Women Take Stand Against Human Trafficking in London

May 08, 2020 |

With drums, war paint, songs and art, Indigenous women and supporters spoke out Monday against human trafficking in London and stood in solidarity to remember Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Dozens took to the street outside Atlohsa Family Healing Services on Richmond Street Monday afternoon for songs and an otherwise silent demonstration […]

Life and Death in Care

May 08, 2020 |

There are more Indigenous kids in the child welfare system today than at the height of residential schools. But no one knows exactly how high the number goes, as not all jurisdictions keep data on the number of kids in care, and while the Trudeau government claims child welfare is a leading cause of suicides […]

Montreal All-Girls School Honours Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women with Dress Project

October 24, 2018 |

When a group of Grade 7 students in Christianne Loupelle’s science class at Trafalgar School for Girls started the last school year, the majority knew little about the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. But today those students at the private anglophone school in Montreal are helping raise awareness among their school’s community […]

‘In Our Bloodline:’ Land-Based Learning Links Curriculum with Indigenous Culture

June 05, 2018 |

Land-based learning encourages critical thought through interaction with the land A school day for six-year-old Hunter Sasakamoose can start with lighting a fire for breakfast and end with doing math by candlelight.In between, the boy learns life skills such as hunting and fishing as well as first-hand science lessons about how rain soaks into the […]