Robert Hiltz
children's shoes on steps - Photo via GoToVan on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons.

June 11, 2021

Violence and subjugation have been at the core of this colonial project since Europeans first set foot upon these shores.

The ties that bind this country are ones of racism. Violence and subjugation against non-white people has been at the core of this colonial project since Europeans first set foot upon these shores. 

It’s the link between hundreds of unmarked graves in British Columbia, and the mass murder of a family in London, Ont. by an anti-Muslim attacker. 

Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
Faisal Laibi Sahi (Iraq), Cafe 2, 2014.

Each month, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) releases a monthly food price index. The release on 3 June showed that food prices have surged by 40%, the largest rise since 2011. The impact of this food price rise will grievously hit developing countries, most of whom are major importers of food staples.

Andrew Gage - Staff Lawyer
Cost menu for climate change adaptation
May 19, 2021

“Could we have the bill, please?”

When you go to a restaurant, a menu helps you select what to eat and how much you might pay for it. The Cost Menu for Climate Change Adaptation Measures (Part I), released today, helps communities figure out how to keep themselves safe from two expected impacts of climate change – wildfires and extreme precipitation – and what it might cost them.

Cornelia Naylor
1 / 3 An 1863 illustration titled 'Innu at an HBC trading post' was included in a social studies exam that asked students how First Nations benefited from colonial relationships.Contributed

June 17, 2021

Materials created by Western Canadian Learning Network used in online courses provincewide

Burnaby’s school superintendent said an online test question that asked Grade 9 students how First Nations people benefited from their relationship with European colonizers and “took advantage” of it should never have been asked – and the district will be reaching out to the educational consortium that created it to express concern.


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