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University of Toronto receives single largest gift in Canadian history from James and Louise Temerty to support advances in human health and health care

A $250-million gift will support discovery, collaboration, innovation, equity and student well-being across the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and its affiliated hospital network, advancing its leadership as a global centre of excellence in human health and health care. The transformational gift from the Temerty Foundation, established by James and Louise Temerty, will support […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 2020112 Views

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Community invited to learn about residential schools on Orange Shirt Day – Brock News

September 24, 2020 Members of the Brock University and Niagara communities are invited to wear orange shirts Wednesday, Sept. 30 to raise awareness of the history and ongoing effects of Canada’s residential school system. Orange Shirt Day has its origins in 1973, when Phyllis (Jack) Webstad was stripped of a new orange shirt purchased by […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202047 Views

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Why we wear orange on Sept. 30 – UCalgary

A day of programming for Orange Shirt Day sheds light on history of residential school system In 1973, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad of the Dog Creek reserve near Williams Lake, B.C., set out for her first day at St. Joseph Mission Residential School in a brand-new orange shirt her grandmother bought for her. When she arrived, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202054 Views

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COVID-19: The week in review (September 21-25) – TVO

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province Sep 25, 2020 This article was last updated at 10:37 a.m. TVO.org reporters and editors are tracking stories about the coronavirus pandemic in all regions of the province. Here’s what Ontarians need to know. Provincewide Per today’s government report, there are 409 new cases in Ontario, for a total of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202067 Views

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New program aims to offer mental, dental care to First Nations by bus – Starphoenix

“People don’t have to leave their First Nations communities to get treatment. That is the goal.” Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team says he knows what it’s like to feel “stranded.” That’s why he’s lending his support to a $3.3 million pilot project to have a team of health workers travel by bus […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202046 Views

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Protecting the planet includes protecting the most vulnerable – Queen’s Journal

The Queen’s community discusses the connections between climate activism, capitalism, and anti-racism September 25, 2020 This piece uses “Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)” to refer to the experiences of racialized students. We acknowledge this term is not universal. Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, undergraduate student trustee, knows the fight for climate justice goes hand in hand […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202044 Views

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Fighting anti-Indigenous racism in media coverage – rabble.ca

Canada’s Indigenous Peoples face constant racism and ongoing genocide. Unifor’s education department held a webinar about media coverage of the topics. It was moderated by Unifor’s Indigenous liaison, Gina Smoke, and included presentations from Pam Palmater and Niigaan Sinclair. Also in RadioLabour’s Canada Report September 20-25, 2020: • The LabourStart report about union events • And rapping: […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202046 Views

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Rotary’s Indigenous Awareness Committee offers learning opportunities to the public – GuelphToday

Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harms done by the residential school system on Sept. 30 The Rotary Club of Guelph is pleased to offer three important invitations to the public from the club’s Indigenous Awareness Committee: Sept. 25: Hear a powerful presentation by Nicole Mascherin. Nicole is a second-generation residential school survivor. In a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202048 Views

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Judge reserves decision in hearing for MMIWG lawsuit – CTV News

September 24, 2020 REGINA — A judge has reserved her decision on whether Diane Bigeagle’s attempt to sue the RCMP will be certified as a class-action lawsuit. During the fourth day of a hearing to determine whether Diane Bigeagle’s attempt to sue the RCMP will be certified as a class-action lawsuit, the defence for the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202054 Views

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Geraldton mine project offers ‘generational’ opportunities for First Nations – Northern Ontario Business

Indigenous development group views Hardrock Project as stepping stone to create homegrown workforce, mine service hub Hopes have been raised – and dashed – over the years in training Indigenous people to take part in mine development in the often-delayed Ring of Fire. The lack of government, community, and industry coordination has consistently moved back […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 202059 Views

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