On this week’s collected, connected conversations, we dig into the subject of food. It’s a veritable buffet of some of our most filling discussions, from access to traditional foods to clashes of culture over settler-versus-Indigenous diets.
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.
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:
Well-known Indigenous broadcaster Jesse Wente shares his personal and political perspective on police treatment of Aboriginal people. CLICK TO PLAY: