As a brand new journalist without a crystal ball, I don’t have definite answers. But I do have fears, hopes, and access to a plethora of ponderings from experts.
Author: Robin George
Organizers said the “songs and knowledge” drummers and singers brought to the Pow Wow “are vital to the health of our community and preservation of our languages and culture.”
“Having gone through the Catholic school system myself and experienced the curriculum … [It’s] my personal opinion that it definitely needs to change and I don’t know that we are seeing a willingness for that change,” said Barry Moore, chair of the advocacy group Out on the Shelf.
Anishnabeg Outreach CEO Stephen Jackson said the Hand-Up For Healing game is an example of what reconciliation is all about.
“If there is something tangible we can do, I love finding solutions to things, and coming together, and mobilizing to address things,” said Kate Nixon.
Rainbow Diversity Institute (RDI) provides “tools to start chipping away at the problem” of inequity, said founder and CEO Malissa Bryan. RDI is a consultancy of leaders in equity, diversity and inclusion who support universities, community groups, healthcare facilities, nonprofits and corporations.
From Nov. 4 to 26, the Guelph Film Festival presents local and international films in-person and online about social justice and environmental activism. Story by Robin George
The newest wave of COVID-19 is leading to growing numbers of infections as well as conversations about the morality of mandates. Mandates are a tool that help protect people most vulnerable to COVID-19, but some community leaders agree that they do lead to discrimination against unvaccinated people. Robin George reports.
Getting homeless people into homes, quickly, is priority for mayoral candidate Danny Drew and incumbent Cam Guthrie. Both support the Housing First approach. Story by Robin George.
The city has committed in writing to the plan. “We have identified budget for it, we have had really excellent outreach, we have identified a location, we’ve identified an inclusive design.” Story by Robin George.
University pow wow brings crowd to Waterloo park where people come together to dance, sing, drum, pray, and heal.
Written by Robin George.
Healing of the Seven Generations organized the Every Child Matters Walk in remembrance and honour of children who were forced to attend residential schools and Indian day schools.
People gathered to sing, dance, drum, pray and cry for residential school survivors during this crosswalk’s unveiling on Sept 16.
Though official maps, documents and signs still say Victoria Park, increasingly more people have been calling it Willow River Park since Indigenous leaders shared the name publicly in June.