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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 4:22 PM
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Were there any doubt left that the MMIW inquiry was in trouble ...

http://www.cbc.ca/news
Unfortunately words are easier than actions (see also UNDRIP ).

Hopefully this can be fixed and gets back on track ...
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 5:54 PM
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Were there any doubt left that the MMIW inquiry was in trouble ...

http://www.cbc.ca/news
What do Trump and Russian emails have to do with the MMIW inquiry?

Here, let me help you: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/poit...tion-1.4199126
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 5:56 PM
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Oh Lord! How did I manage that?

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Old Posted Jul 11, 2017, 6:01 PM
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Just FYI, you linked to the basic CBC news page, so whatever their top story is at the moment is what whoever clicks on that link will immediately see. Doubtless it was (temporarily) a valid way to send someone to the correct story, earlier, at the time of your posting, but now that story has sunk down a bit on the CBC's page. So you want to make sure the link goes to the right story, not just "general CBC"
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 12:52 AM
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This is actually pretty big news:

Cornwallis statue draped in "Removing Cornwallis" ceremony

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Cornwallis statue draped in “Removing Cornwallis” ceremony
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The Cornwallis statue was draped today. Photo: Halifax Examiner


Several hundred people showed up at Cornwallis Park for a ceremony to “remove” the statue honouring Edward Cornwallis.

Speaker Elizabeth Marshall opened the proceedings by telling the crowd that there have been differing opinions in the Indigenous community about what to do with the statue. Some wanted it removed immediately, while others wanted to go through the process agreed to by Halifax City Council — which voted to establish a panel of experts to study and discuss the issue with the public. That issue will come back to council in September.

In the meanwhile, a “Removing Cornwallis” Facebook page was created to force the issue. The group pledged to remove the statue today.

In the end, a compromise position was reached with the help of Mayor Mike Savage, who attended today’s event as an observer, not a participant. Using a city cherry picker, a city worker would drape the statue and the drape will remain in place for a week.
The backstory is pretty complicated and not very well understood, but this piece is a pretty good primer.

Something that it does fail to mention is that there was already a Mi'kmaq-Acadian bounty placed on English scalps when Cornwallis issued the bounty on Mi'kmaq scalps so... it's not like that just came out of nowhere. I think the Mi'kmaq aggression was in response to Treaty violations though (?) - again, it's a very complicated history.
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This is actually pretty big news:

Cornwallis statue draped in "Removing Cornwallis" ceremony



The backstory is pretty complicated and not very well understood, but this piece is a pretty good primer.

Something that it does fail to mention is that there was already a Mi'kmaq-Acadian bounty placed on English scalps when Cornwallis issued the bounty on Mi'kmaq scalps so... it's not like that just came out of nowhere. I think the Mi'kmaq aggression was in response to Treaty violations though (?) - again, it's a very complicated history.
History is complicated. You cannot change it, you can try to hide it, but you can always learn from it.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 2:43 AM
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I guess every statue of Sir John A. McDonald will also be torn down soon. He had the ability to let women to be full citizens and vote in elections when the country was formed but didn't even bother trying.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2017, 2:54 AM
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The North American Indigenous Games began today in Ontario, and since its being hosted in Toronto this year, it will be getting national media attention for the first time ever in its history.

Saskatchewan has been the overall Province/State winner the last 6 out of 8 games.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_...digenous_Games


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Here is a very interesting link to an interactive map of all Indigenous territories.

https://native-land.ca/
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