The sorry state of many Indigenous languages is no accident. Far from being ‘lost,’ our mother tongues have been under constant attack.
Virtually from the start, Canada has defined Indigenous peoples’ very existence as the “Indian Problem.” But for us, it’s been “The Canadian Problem” we’ve had to contend with.
The story of the Winnipeg Aqueduct might seem of little consequence or interest to anyone except those curious about a particular time and place. It actually represents a case study in colonialism, where the local and the global are one and the same.
The ‘Sixties Scoop’ removed thousands of Aboriginal kids; now, an Ontario court has heard the latest phase of a class action suit seeking compensation for adoptees’ loss of “Aboriginal customs, traditions and practices.” We spoke with a Scoop survivor. CLICK TO PLAY:
In Canada’s north, food access and affordability are major issues. We speak to the mayor of Nunavut’s capital city to discuss her territory’s challenges with food insecurity and the federal ‘Nutrition North’ subsidy program. CLICK TO PLAY: