Somebody put an ad on an online site called USEDWinnipeg.com offering to pick up Aboriginal people and drop them off in “the hood” or a reserve or just out of town. Now some groups want a criminal investigation calling it a hate crime.
A few days ago, the federal Conservatives proposed their new budget, totaling out at roughly $280 billion in expenditures (versus apx. $231 billion in revenues). And as we saw in Tim Fontaine’s overview, the 2010 federal budget included a few multi-million dollar programs and services aimed at Aboriginal people. Millions and billions: these are impressive, […]
This week the annual JUNO Awards announced its list of nominees competing for honours as the best in Canadian music in 39 categories. As in any awards presentation on this scale, the subjective “best” label lies in the hands of a number of judges, and the JUNOs has 330 of them. We can argue until […]
Recently, CBC Radio’s The Current interviewed some people about a proposed youth recreation centre in northend Winnipeg aimed at Aboriginal youth. What could be wrong with that, you ask? Well, the Youth for Christ group behind the proposal is a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian group that wants to convert youth over to its particular brand of […]
Well, it wasn’t what most people wanted to hear, but it sure was what many expected. The 2010 Federal Budget was released to much fanfare in Ottawa today, and by the looks of things, it’s time to lace up those moccasins reeeeeal tight (or belt, it’s your fancy). Here’s a quick breakdown of how some federal programs […]