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October 19, 2023
Discovery of Indigenous artifacts hindering the rebuild of Lytton, B.C.: Mayor
Structures that were destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, B.C., on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. File photo by The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck Canada’s National Observer: The Canadian Press – Archeologists have uncovered thousands of artifacts, including a 7,500-year-old spear point, as they dig below what was Lytton, B.C., the village destroyed by fire in June...
August 29, 2023
Bruce County mayor resigns after accusing First Nation in Ontario of being ‘poor and unclean’ in recording
Garry Michi was caught on tape questioning funding to build water treatment plant in First Nation CBC News: The mayor of South Bruce Peninsula has resigned after he was caught on tape making racist comments about a nearby First Nation community, the Ontario town announced in a statement Tuesday. Garry Michi was recorded in an...
August 28, 2023
Rural Manitoba politician suspended in fallout from offensive remarks
By Kathleen Martens Andy Kuczynski suggested First Nations people would take up beds proposed nursing home Doug Murray and his wife stand by the RM of Springfield sign in rural Manitoba. Photo courtesy Tony Zerucha A rural Manitoba politician is no longer sharing his opinion on “truth and reconciliation.” Coun. Andy Kuczynski has been suspended without...
June 4, 2023
Vitriol in Val d’Or: How homelessness and petty crime have reignited racial tensions
Anger bubbles over in mining community in Quebec’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue region Vitriol in Val d’Or: How homelessness, petty crime are reigniting racial tensions WARNING: This story contains vulgar language. Click on the following link to watch the above video: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/vitriol-in-val-d-or-how-homelessness-and-petty-crime-have-reignited-racial-tensions-1.6864340?cmp=newsletter_Evening%20Headlines%20from%20CBC%20News_1617_1110378 CBC News: Most municipal council meetings go unnoticed. Not so for one recently in Val d’Or,...
May 8, 2023
City of St. Albert publishes report of racist comments residents made during naming discussions
‘This is not the St. Albert I know,’ Mayor Cathy Heron say WARNING: This story contains distressing details. CBC News: Consultants who ran public engagement sessions on municipal naming in St. Albert, Alta., last year say the project drew an unprecedented level of discriminatory, racist and threatening comments from a small but vocal minority of residents....
April 21, 2023
‘A wicked web of lies’: Alberta town under fire for rejecting wellness centre for Indigenous families
NationTalk: Global News – The town of Bashaw in central Alberta is facing a $4 million lawsuit launched by Bashaw Retreat Centre Inc. against the mayor and past and current councilors, alleging they obstructed efforts to rent the facility out as a wellness centre for Indigenous families. In a statement of claim filed in late February, Bashaw...
March 16, 2023
Measuring Realities of Racism in Northern Ontario
Nationtalk: While racism and discrimination are still prevalent in Northern Ontario, the latest reports by Northern Policy Institute in partnership with Environics Research show that, for the most part, northern communities are welcoming. In February 2022, Northern Policy Institute and organizations across Northern Ontario launched a data-collection exercise to measure individual experiences and attitudes across...
February 27, 2023
Lawsuit claims racism from an Alberta town made approved wellness centre impossible to realize
“…an apology isn’t going to cut it.” — Phillip Millar, legal counsel First Peoples Law Report: Windspeaker.com – Legal action initiated against the central Alberta town of Bashaw claims that “racial prejudice” made the approval of a wellness centre that would serve Maskwacis members impossible to be realized. James Carpenter and Dr. Tony Mucciarone, partners...
September 14, 2022
Advancing the TRC Calls to Action
Women Transforming Cities: Delegates to the 2022 Convention were presented with highlights on the progress local governments have made in advancing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action at a clinic earlier today. Speakers from Women Transforming Cities identified that 54% of surveyed municipalities have made progress on less than three calls to action;...
January 17, 2022
Yellowknife’s Indigenous Relations Advisor
Cabin Radio – Stacie Smith to become Yellowknofe’s new deputy Mayor. Smith, who was elected in 2018, is of Tłı̨chǫ, Nunatukavut, and English descent. She is currently the only Indigenous member of Yellowknife’s city council. During her tenure, she has served as chair of the city’s community advisory board on homelessness and spoken about the...
June 15, 2020
Report on Systemic Discrimination in Montreal
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) makes public today the “Report on the public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination” within Montréal jurisdiction.“ The analysis of the documentation provided and accounts heard lead the commission to conclude that the lack of formal recognition of the systemic nature of the racism and discrimination victimizing...
March 12, 2020
Yellowknife’s Indigenous Relations Advisor
CBC – Eliminating the Indigenous Relations Advisor in a city with 24% Indigenous population (2018 data). Indigenous Service Canada provided initial funding for 18 months that was not renewed. The city would not include in ongoing budget. Councillor Stacie Smith, who is Tlicho, the only Indigenous member on City Council, said that with few Indigenous...
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