Indigenous Canadians win right to use original names after forced assimilation

Government seeks to atone for historical abuses as new policy comes after discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves Indigenous people in Canada who were forced to use European names on official documents can now apply to restore their original names, in a new policy unveiled as the country’s government seeks to atone for historical abuses. “For farContinue reading “Indigenous Canadians win right to use original names after forced assimilation”

Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls

For two men walking from northern Alberta to Ottawa to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the news that the remains of 215 children had been discovered at the site of a former residential school in B.C., has only served to strengthen their resolve. “We are fighting for every lost childContinue reading “Alberta men begin walk to Ottawa to honour missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls”

Inuit women gather to help save their Inuktut dialect from extinction

The reappropriation of Inuinnaqtun is at the heart of the healing process of the Inuit people. A group of Inuit women gather around a table, coffee cups in hand, to talk in a dialect that could disappear within two generations. These women live in Cambridge Bay, in western Nunavut. They speak Inuinnaqtun, a dialect ofContinue reading “Inuit women gather to help save their Inuktut dialect from extinction”

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