Weather permitting, Tuesday afternoon will be when “just folks” can take a last, up-close look at the old North Channel portion of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. (A new, low-level bridge was opened to traffic last...
One of Canada’s most famous and respected musical talents, Neil Young, has come out swinging against Alberta’s oil sand industry. He’s not mincing words, even if the Hiroshima part of his comments leans into hyperbole:
Dec 19, 2013 — A new exhibit fusing hip hop and native culture has become somewhat of an art sensation in Canada. "Beat Nation: Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture" features more than two dozen artists offering their takes on what it means to be indigenous today.
They use beats, graffiti, street smarts, humor, and politics to challenge stereotypes. After very successful runs in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto, "Beat Nation" is at the Museé d'art contemporain in Montreal through January 5, 2014.
As David Sommerstein reports, the exhibit coincides with the growth of Idle No More, the indigenous political movement in Canada. Go to full article
A family at last Saturday's Idle No More march over the Cornwall bridge. Photo by David Sommerstein.
Ottawa, ON, Jan 11, 2013 — First Nations chiefs are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today. The meeting is a response to months of protests by a grassroots aboriginal group called Idle No More.
The group is demanding the government address issues such as poverty, land claims, and profits from natural resources.
As Karen Kelly reports from Ottawa, it may be difficult for today's meeting to soothe decades of discontent. Go to full article