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The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, hungry aboriginal kids, adults used as nutritional experiment subjects

In Canada, hungry aboriginal kids and adults were used as unwitting subjects of nutritional experiments by Canadian government bureaucrats during and after World War II, The Canadian Press reported Tuesday.

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The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, Aboriginal people more likely to suffer heart attacks: REPORT

by Canadian Institute of Health Information, Jan. 31, 2013: Once hospitalized for a heart attack, Aboriginal peoples in Canada are likely to have similar health outcomes as others in this country, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Even so, getting such care continues to be a challenge. Residents of areas with a . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, Aboriginal people more likely to suffer heart attacks: REPORT

cmkl: Patrick Brazeau tells Theresa Spence to pack it in

So Senator Patrick Brazeau issued some form of statement – Theresa Spence wouldn’t meet him in person – telling her to end her hunger strike and respect the process. Why not, hey? It’s been good to him. Can it be that he reckons that because he’s got a good gig out of supporting the Tories . . . → Read More: cmkl: Patrick Brazeau tells Theresa Spence to pack it in

cmkl: Merry Christmas, Idle No More

So Mallory’s opened her ration of one pre-Christmas present. We’re stuffed from our nascent traditional Christmas Eve meal of cheese fondue and a few clicks north of here Theresa Spence is heading into week three of a hunger strike to get a meeting with Stephen Harper. Back in her home town, her people are living . . . → Read More: cmkl: Merry Christmas, Idle No More

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Human Rights Reputation is Fast Becoming a Myth

by Ontario Federation of Labour: This year, as the global community recognizes December 10 as International Human Rights Day, many Canadians struggle with a vanishing sense of pride in Canada’s once renowned reputation as a leader in human rights. While that reputation has always been contradicted by the lived experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Human Rights Reputation is Fast Becoming a Myth

The Canadian Progressive: Attawapiskat First Nations Chief Theresa Spence Protests Harper With Hunger Strike

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive “I’m wiling to die for my people,” Theresa Spence says. The Chief of the northern Ontario First Nation reserve of Attawapiskat began a hunger strike here in Ottawa yesterday to protest the Harper Government’s continuing abuse of First Nations. Chief Spence is demanding a meeting with Prime Minister . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Attawapiskat First Nations Chief Theresa Spence Protests Harper With Hunger Strike

Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine

As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 in Winnipeg, Paul Burrows and Cheryl-Anne Carr discussed the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples of Canada and Palestine. The similarities are disturbing and striking.

The event was sponsored by:

Students Against Israeli Apartheid Winnipeg Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid CanPalNet (Winnipeg) Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg) . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video Report: Colonialism & Indigenous Rights in Canada & Palestine