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Stories about Canada

21 September 2016

A Totem Pole Unites Indigenous Resistance to Fossil Fuel Across North America

"We need to let them know they cannot in the name of profits do this to the people, the water, the land, and to the future generations."

28 June 2016

Barbados-Born Author Austin Clarke Remembered as a ‘Pioneering Voice’

"He spoke his mind unafraid, he stirred the pot [...] He was a citizen of the world but always belonged to Barbados. He was a proud native son."

10 June 2016

Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”

29 February 2016

Body-Policing and Identity Politics Bog Down Trinidad Gymnasts’ Olympic Dreams

"So many countries celebrate an athlete's body. In my country, a female athlete could be shamed and disciplined for showing hers."

22 January 2016

Climate Change Continued to Rear Its Ugly Head in 2015

People around the world were affected by extreme weather events in 2015, the hottest year on record ever.

26 October 2015

Red Dresses Keep the Memory of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Alive

Installation art project the REDress Project seeks to draw attention to the injustice faced by Canada's Aboriginal women: about 1,200 Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing since 1980.

24 October 2015

A Canadian First: A Somali Immigrant Wins a Seat in Parliament

From refugee to Parliament Hill: Ahmed Hussen is Canada's first member of parliament of Somali descent.

24 September 2015

‘Halal’ Internet Advertisements Pop Up in Toronto, Canada

'Halal' Internet refers to Iran's national intranet project, but ads for censorship software associated with groups of parents protesting Ontario's sexual education curriculum are using the term.

14 September 2015

Learn To Speak English With a ‘Pershian’ Accent

The group behind the project explains, "As a Persian living outside of Iran, I miss speaking Farsi. Whenever I hear someone speak with a Persian accent it makes my day."

5 September 2015

The Privilege of My Canadian Passport Weighs Heavy As the Refugee Crisis Unfolds

The Bridge

Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?

4 September 2015

Alan Kurdi's Death Forces Canada to Confront Its Commitment to Helping Syrian Refugees

"As a grandfather, it's unbearable to see the image of that little body on a beach. Canada must act. Let’s not wait any longer."

29 June 2015

Israel Intercepts International Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla

"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."

17 June 2015

Australia's Matildas Waltz Into the Women's World Cup Knockout Round

"I can see #AUS going far in this World Cup. They're playing some of their best ball and I love it. "

8 June 2015

International ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ on Its Way to Break the Gaza Siege

The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?

2 June 2015

Readers Can Now Enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales in the Cree Language

Rising Voices

Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.

22 August 2014

Inuit Filmmakers Are Documenting Their Traditional Way of Life in the Small Canadian Hamlet of Arviat

Rising Voices

Since 2010, the Arviat Film Society has been creating videos to promote Inuit language and culture in the Arviat community. Rising Voices interviews Eric Anoee, Jr. about his work.

13 March 2014

Should Trinidad & Tobago Have Let Lev Tahor Through?

Earlier this month, Trinidad and Tobago sent members of a Jewish sect back to Canada to face child protection charges. Most netizens agree, but one blogger challenges the decision.

8 December 2013

Syria's Desolate Winter Just Got $100,347 Times Warmer

More than $100,000 was raised in the “Shave a Mustache, Keep a Syrian Child Warm” virtual campaign. Find out how you too can help Syrian children warm this winter.

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