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‘Every child matters’: One year after the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children were found in Kamloops

People march in Ottawa during a rally to demand an independent investigation into Canada’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples, including those at Indian Residential Schools on July 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Kisha Supernant, University of Alberta Editor’s note: This article contains details that some readers may find distressing “Every child matters” has become a rallying cry, adorning banners, orange shirts, decals and memorials to … Continue reading ‘Every child matters’: One year after the unmarked graves of 215 Indigenous children were found in Kamloops

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Migrant workers are flipping the script and using Photovoice to tell their own stories

Migrant men work in the strawberry fields. (This is Evidence), Author provided Reena Kukreja, Queen’s University, Ontario What happens when undocumented Bangladeshi and Pakistani men in Greece pick up their cell phones to record their lives as migrant agricultural workers? “This will let the people learn how we live our lives here,” said one of the men, referring to the photos and videos they were … Continue reading Migrant workers are flipping the script and using Photovoice to tell their own stories

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Diamond mines in the Northwest Territories are not a girl’s best friend

A woman examines a diamond she is in the process of cutting and polishing in Yellowknife, N.W.T. in a photo from 2003. (CP PHOTO/Bob Weber) Rebecca Hall, Queen’s University, Ontario Almost three years ago, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released its final report and among its findings, the report identified resource extraction as a site of gender violence. … Continue reading Diamond mines in the Northwest Territories are not a girl’s best friend

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Weaving is helping strengthen ancestral knowledge among women and children in Ingapirca, Ecuador

Women trace ancestral memories using wool. (Monica Malo), Author provided Cristina Delgado Vintimilla, York University, Canada and Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Western University In the remote Andean community of El Cisne in Ingapirca, Ecuador, one of the first things you’ll notice is children’s laughter. In a courtyard, women gather with their children to trace ancestral knowledge and memories — and they do this using wool. The alpaca … Continue reading Weaving is helping strengthen ancestral knowledge among women and children in Ingapirca, Ecuador

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Women Against the Bomb: Mothers of the Revolution

BY VALERIE SCHLOREDT “Protect and Survive,” an information campaign published by the British government in 1980, informed the public of how “to make your home and your family as safe as possible under nuclear attack.” Part of the plan advised civilians to prop suitcases against the walls, stuffed with clothes and books “to absorb the radiation.” In the event of incoming nuclear missiles, the government would … Continue reading Women Against the Bomb: Mothers of the Revolution