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Stories about Canada

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.

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."

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."

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.”

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."

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.

Christmas Around the World in 17 Photos

Many thanks to the Global Voices members who shared photos from their celebrations and Christmas dinner tables.

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.

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.

‘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.

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."

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

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?

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."

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