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What’s Happening with Reconciliation? Indigenous Watchdog Updates: Dec. 31, 2021

If you really want to see what is happening with reconciliation, take a glance through these updates as well as the previous ones. Every 6-8 weeks on average, these updates aggregate what is happening within that time period – good and bad, big and small, substantive and inconsequential – across the full spectrum of Indigenous

When is systemic racism NOT systemic racism? When you live in Quebec?

Oct. 5, 2021 – The Guardian – “The death of Joyce Echaquan was an “undeniable” example of systematic racism in the province, the Québec coroner Géhane Kamel told reporters… she believed Echaquan would probably be alive today if she were white, adding that “large sections of our society deny such a well-documented reality” that systemic

Three ways to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

If you’re wondering how you can honour the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, consider the following: APTN (The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) – a full day of Indigenous programming National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – live broadcast on CBC and APTN beginning at 8:00 PM local time First Nations Child and Family

Is Reconciliation dead or alive? Indigenous Watchdog updates as of Sept. 5, 2021

A lot has happened since June 14, 2021, the last update from Indigenous Watchdog. So far this year, Indigenous Watchdog has documented 362 updates: 171 mostly positive actions by stakeholders across all 94 Calls to Action vs 160 “Current Problems” across those same Calls to Action. What does that mean? 60 of those “Current Problems”

Did Canada commit genocide against Indigenous people? You decide.

On June 30, 2021 the Canadian Historical Association, “which represents 650 professional historians from across the country, including the main experts on the long history of violence and dispossession Indigenous peoples experienced in what is today Canada recognizes that this history fully warrants our use of the word genocide. The recent confirmation of hundreds of

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