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Stories about Canada

How indigenous women in Canada heal through art

Indigenous women in Canada suffer high rates of violence and the legacy of colonialism. Through art, women and artists offer pathways to heal individually and collectively.

Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

Kim Kardashian, cultural appropriation, and genocide

While combining "Kim Kardashian", "kimono" and "cultural appropriation" into a sentence seems almost comically idiotic, cultural appropriation can be deadly, which is reason enough to take cultural appropriation seriously today.

How an Uyghur activist felt the long arm of the Chinese Communist party, in Canada

Chinese student organizations decried activist's talk on the mass incarceration of Uyghurs in Xinjiang as separatism “promoting ethnic hatred” and demanded McMaster university administrator to protect Chinese dignity.

The French Yellow Vests movement seen through global lenses

As we witness the rise of the Yellow Vests, France revisits its bloodthirsty history.

A Tibetan-Canadian student was attacked online after winning student council elections. She thinks Beijing is to blame.

Chemi Lhamo faced a barrage of threatening comments on social media from overseas students who appeared to be from mainland China.

DigiGlot Newsletter: App links refugees with volunteer translators

The DigiGlot Newsletter is a bi-weekly collaborative newsletter that reports on how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology to change the internet landscape.

DigiGlot Newsletter: Welsh-language rock music finds a place on streaming music platforms

Rising Voices' DigiGlot Newsletter provides a summary of initiatives, discussions, and breakthroughs related to the intersection of languages and technology around the world..

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."

Africa uncovered: an interview with Aida Muluneh

"[...] being African is really more complex as well and it’s not just one thing. There are different definitions and different interpretations and I just happen to be one of...

Anishinaabe artist creates Turtle Island emoji to celebrate National Indigenous History Month in Canada

"Every nation, every language group, every clan, every individual indigenous person has a distinct story..."

A Respected Ceramicist and a Skilled Novelist: Jamaica Loses Two Much-Loved Creatives in Two Days

"Jamaica, we mourn the passing of sculptor Gene Pearson and writer Garfield Ellis. But we will celebrate them always."

A Game of Inches: Watch the Georgian Try That Sent Rugby Fans Into Raptures

"I wish I had seen this in real time. The speed those legs were pumping at, to reach the ball. AND ground it! Amazing! Bravo!"

Music Group Bokanté Serves Up Songs in the Key of Creole

The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.

The Myth of the ‘Nice Canadian’

Is Canadians' reputation for niceness preventing Canada from really achieving true greatness as a country?

A Wikipedia Made for—and by—the Atikamekw First Nation in Canada

An ongoing project, funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language.

Among First Nations Youth, Hip-Hop Is a Tool for Self-Expression and Cultural Preservation

"This is the day you’ll hear our scream / cause we lost our way in life as youth / but I believe that one day we will rise."

With an Eye on the Future, First Nations in Canada Are Switching From Audio Cassettes to Digital

With a helping hand from the Indigitization project, First Nations communities in British Columbia are digitally preserving the rich cultural content contained in audio cassettes.

The World According to Russian Stereotypes

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

The Year is 2021, and the Trump Republic is in the Throes of a Succession Crisis….

In this piece of satire, a Global Voices contributor imagines what the United States of America under President Trump might look like in five years' time.

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