Weekly Round-up: June 19th

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a cool place and access to clean water to stay hydrated during this heat wave. If possible, Environment Canada is asking us to check on any vulnerable neighbours to make sure they are safe. Sunday is National Indigenous Peoples Day and APTN and ELMNT FM are going to be airing a broadcast with people like ELMNT’s own Julian Taylor and […]

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imagineNATIVE announces online festival for the fall

ImagineNATIVE and Media Arts will host their 21st festival online this year. This six–day online festival will include over 100 Indigenous artists to highlight film, art and storytelling.   ImagineNATIVE says it will work to create the spirit of the physical festival with giveaways highlighting Indigenous-owned companies. The festival calls this ‘gifting from the spirit and […]

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COVID-19 compounding impacts of racism: Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health says COVID-19 is highlighting social inequities in the city. While every community, ward and corner of Ottawa has been touched by the pandemic, Dr. Vera Etches says, “some people are facing incredibly difficult circumstances and hardships.”  For some communities, this could mean running a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 but Ottawa Public […]

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