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national parks

‘The Land Is an Equalizer’: Indigenous Peoples Take Greater Role in Shaping Canada's National Parks

“We believe true reconciliation happens on the land.”
Jeremy Klaszus
3.10.17
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“It Sounds Like Demons Are Coming Out of Her:" A Conversation with Tanya Tagaq

Watch award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden talk to the Inuk throat singer about her latest album 'Retribution.'
Max Mertens
11.8.16
americas

Indigenous people sue Canada for taking them from their homes as children

The children were taken out of their homes in Canada, largely without the consent of their families or bands, and placed in non-Indigenous care from the 1960s to the 1980s, in a period now known as the Sixties Scoop.
Tamara Khandaker
8.26.16
News

Inside the Course Canadian Officers Are Taking to Improve Their Relationship with First Nations

But can a two-day course really improve decades of abuse and mistrust?
Jane Gerster
11.3.15
Music

Tim Hortons' 'EHmojis' Suck, So Here's Some That Don't

Here are some 'EHmojis' that Canadians can actually use.
Jordan Pearson
6.26.15
News

A New Report Revealed Just How Horrific Canada's Aboriginal Residential Schools Were

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission challenges readers to see how non-Aboriginal Canadians benefited from 120 years of residential school policy.
Mayana C. Slobodian
6.11.15
News

Canada’s Truth Commission on Residential Schools Is Coming to a Troubling Close

It appears that the commission is ending just as it was gaining speed.
Mayana C. Slobodian
5.25.15
VICE Canada Reports

Prohibition in Northern Canada

Alcohol is strictly regulated and widely prohibited in Canada's youngest territory. We went there to explore the issue of prohibition and whether it's healing or adding to the territory's social crises.
Raf Katigbak
12.22.14
News

Forcible Circumcision Turned This Man Into an Anti-Circumcision Activist

When Paul Tinari was eight years old and boarded at a church-run school in Montreal, Paul was forcefully held down on a desk and circumcised, because a priest had reason to believe Paul had—God forbid—masturbated. Now Paul is an anti-circumcision...
Dave Dean
8.3.13
News

The Canadian Government Is Withholding Documents Concerning the Torture of Children

Despite numerous testimonies stating that children who attended St. Anne's residential "Indian" school were sexually abused and sat in an electric chair, the Canadian government refuses to release 7,000 pages of investigative documents that seemingly...
Dave Dean
7.19.13