The second ‘Twilight’ film, New Moon, has made millions upon millions of dollars for Hollywood. Author Stephenie Meyer hasn’t made out so badly either. But, as a Feb. 7 New York Times Op-Ed piece points out, there is one group that hasn’t raked in the New Moon moola: the Quileute Nation of the Pacific Northwest. […]
Al-Jazeera English piece on current relations between the indigenous Ainu and the Japanese government, perhaps “the last developed country to move towards indigenous people’s rights” (artist Koji Yuki).
For a while now, I have wondered why Canada’s national unemployment figures do not include people living on reserves. This week, I decided to find out why, and I’d like to know what other people think of the reasons given for the exclusion.
I can’t be the only one to notice some eerie parallels between what’s going on with a group of children from Calebasse, Haiti and the situation of indigenous peoples here. According to the February 4 Globe and Mail, “a group of American Baptists [have been] arrested for trying to spirit the 33 children across the […]
According to a Jan. 27 report from the Edmonton Journal, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this week that his government would make the issue of maternal and infant health in developing countries a priority as Canada prepares to host the G8 economies meeting this summer. And as the PM considers how his government might help […]