The BBC reports on how the indigenous Mapuche in Chile have used the web to share their frustration over inadequate relief efforts for their communities in the wake of the quake in Chile. One way we can perhaps help is to translate Mapuchean websites so their message gets out more widely: Many indigenous voices on […]
Very cool piece in the New York Times on how one small, indigenous-run, hospital in Tuba City, Arizona, has “outperform[ed] richer, more prestigious institutions when it comes to keeping Caesarean rates down, which saves money and is better for many mothers and infants.” The article partly attributes the success of the Tuba City Regional Health […]
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 […]