Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problems

De Beers decided to shelve plans to expand its mine because of the difficulty of dealing with continual protests from community members

Attawapiskat First Nation refuses to address its problemsAttawapiskat is emblematic of so many First Nations that need the money and jobs that come with developing resource partnerships yet waste these opportunities. Attawapiskat First Nation – an isolated northern Ontario reserve – played a prominent role in the Idle No More indigenous protest movement that erupted in 2012. Then-chief Theresa Spence complained to…

How being politically correct can muddy complex waters

U of C's "cultural engagement" guidelines bear little resemblance to the complex relationship that existed between aboriginals and immigrants

How being politically correct can muddy complex watersA ceremony at the University of Calgary a short while ago invited all faculty members of the Royal Society of Canada to welcome newly-elected fellows into the ranks. It was presided over by one of the university’s vice-presidents. Other members of the senior leadership team were also present. The VP began the evening with the…

Women are mining and refining a changing world

Across the globe, individuals, institutions and organizations are seeking ways to empower women

Women are mining and refining a changing worldWomen are at the heart of change around the globe. A group of socially conscious Trail-area women designed and implemented a project called Women Creating Change: Working Together for Economic Opportunity (WCC). The purpose of the project, funded by Status of Women Canada, was to “determine and address barriers to women achieving economic security and stability.” The…