By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
An Indigenous woman wakes up in a hospital far from her rural community in 2018 and again in 2019, dry heaving after both of her surgeries.
She thinks she could be allergic to the sedative, but the nurse assumes she is going through withdrawal, despite the fact she hadn’t been drinking before either surgery. “You people drink too much,” the nurse says, and moves the woman to a bed where she doesn’t get further care for three days.
Continue reading In Plain Sight: widespread racism in Health Care system
North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
There has been a renaissance of Indigenous legal systems across Canada over the last several years, showing up in the form of small community initiatives, new classes and degrees at law schools. In B.C., there is an alternative judicial process called Indigenous Court.
Continue reading Port Hardy’s Indigenous court
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
What do you want to see change to stop anti-Indigenous racism? This is a question that Rain Daniels has been asked since the early nineties. Her answer remains the same. “These issues need to be taken seriously,” she says.
Continue reading Interrupting anti-Indigenous racism
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.
Continue reading Media coverage of Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers
The Canada-info.ca website is a showcase of community journalism, from previously underserved communities across the nation, by journalists hired as part of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This project was launched by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) in early 2020 and will continue until March 31, 2021. Twenty-two community and student radio stations are participating. The radio programs below were posted to Canada-info.ca incorporated into the Cortes Currents broadcast, on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, on Saturdays 1-2 PM and repeated Wednesdays 9-10 AM.
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