By Chehala Leonard, The Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers sparked national and even international media attention over the past weeks. Images of angry mobs attacking Mi’kmaw Chiefs and fishermen, burning trucks and buildings sparked outrage.
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Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The RCMP‘s failure to protect Mi’kmaq fishers from intimidation, assault and destruction in Nova Scotia demonstrates how the Canadian state is all too ready to permit or perpetrate violence against Indigenous Peoples, say First Nations groups and B.C. politicians.
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Originally published on Cortes Radio.ca
Small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle for money everywhere. Yet, this is perhaps more true in rural communities than anywhere in the developed world. Adam McKenty, head of Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), shared a creative solution that is allowing people to invest their money in their local communities while providing capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Continue reading Invest In Your Community: Using Your Money For The Benefit Of Cortes