Indigenous People

Aug 23, 2018 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Beauty Out of Ashes

CANADA - Have you ever been in a room with so much smoke that you could feel it in your lungs? This past week, I went to Williams Lake, BC, Canada where the smoke-filled air irritated lungs and formed such a thick fog outside that flights in and out had to be canceled. Why was there so much smoke?

Aug 1, 2018 by Danielle Rowan

Youth Ambassadors Aim for Transformation

CANADA - “The canoe was used as a tool of colonization in this area, and now we are using them as tools to build relationships and reconciliation,” mused Kayla Boone as she paddled down the Grand River in southern Ontario as part of the CRC’s Youth Ambassador of Reconciliation Program this month.

Aug 8, 2017 by Ivana Setiadi

Every Tribe, Nation, and Tongue

Although indigenous people make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, they represent 15 percent of the poorest. August 9 marks the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This declaration defends the rights of indigenous peoples, encouraging them to maintain their unique traditions and cultures, and promoting cooperation and harmony with the rest of the world.

Apr 4, 2017 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

A Sesquicentennial Celebration

2017 is the year Canada celebrates 150 years as a confederation. As we do so, what is the story we will share? While four provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) came together on July 1, 1867 to form the new Dominion of Canada, the rest of the provinces joined later over time, with Nunavut as the most recent in 1999.