Canada’s multicultural image: How its branding fell short

November 4 2019 10:38am Canada has always been able to brand itself as a multicultural place that’s accepting of all diversities and cultures. In fact, a Multiculturalism Act was passed in 1988 to “help break down discriminatory attitudes and cultural…

Saskatchewan to continue using ‘birth alerts’ despite calls by MMIW inquiry to stop

The Saskatchewan government says it will not stop tracking or seizing babies born to Indigenous mothers despite a call to do so from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The inquiry’s final report recommends governments and…

Quebec must change as violence against Indigenous women, girls ‘often overlooked’: MMIWG inquiry

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) is calling upon Quebec to act with 21 sweeping reforms in its final report issued on Monday. The supplementary report on Quebec, which was headed by commissioner Michèle…

’60s Scoop Indigenous Society hosts exhibit at Lethbridge Public Library

The Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta presented and displayed a one-day exhibit at the Lethbridge Public Library on Monday. “We’re extremely honoured to have had the opportunity host this exhibit for just the one day it can be in…

Travelling exhibit aims to teach Albertans provincial history of the ’60s Scoop

A travelling exhibit that shares the history of the Sixties Scoop through the first-hand experiences of survivors is now on display in Edmonton. Story continues below Bi-Giwen: Coming Home – Truth Telling from the Sixties Scoop includes 12 personal testimonials…

Last of the Sixties Scoop sharing circles comes to a close in Saskatchewan

As the Saskatchewan government moves towards an apology, the last of the Sixties Scoop sharing circles — a province-wide process meant to give survivors a chance to share their stories — came to a close Sunday. An estimated 20,000 Indigenous and…

Métis ‘60s Scoop survivors work toward reconciliation with government at Winnipeg symposium

Dozens of Métis survivors of the ’60s Scoop shared their stories over the weekend at a symposium in Winnipeg in the first of a series of conversations to discuss what they want from the Canadian government. Story continues below The two-day event, hosted…

Sixties Scoop sharing circles to guide provincial government’s apology

The provincial government is taking a step closer to issuing an apology to Sixties Scoop survivors. In an effort to help inform a meaningful apology, the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SSISS) will facilitate sharing circles over the next…