Three Businesses You Can Support This National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

This coming September 30th will be the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. However, just because it’s no longer called Orange Shirt Day doesn’t mean you’re not still encouraged to wear one. If you’re a last-minute shopper, here are three Indigenous-owned businesses that we love, and you can support in anticipation of September 30th. 1) […]

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Indigenous Tourism Ontario Presents: A Three Fires Collaborative Quest

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is collaborating with Indigenous Tourism Ontario and the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation for A Three Fires Collaborative Quest. This is a program that was designed to fill in critical gaps within the industry and encourage the recovery and growth of Ontario’s tourism workforce. It will do so by bringing […]

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Indigenous Doctor Named President-Elect of Canadian Medical Association

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, has been named the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Lafontaine is also the first president-elect of the CMA to be of Pacific Islander lineage. Prior to his nomination, Lafontaine served as co-leader of the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017. He currently practices anesthesiology in Grande Prairie, […]

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Government of Canada Enhancing Support For Indigenous Communities

The Canadian Government is taking further steps towards reconciliation. The federal government  announced Tuesday that it is taking action in order to ensure enhanced support for Indigenous communities across Canada. This is widely considered to be a direct response to the intergenerational trauma of the residential school system that was in place from 1828 to […]

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Ottawa’s Newest Library Facility Name Revealed

The Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility has officially been named “Ādisōke”. The word comes from the Anishinābemowin Algonquin language, and appropriately means “storytelling” in English.    The name of the new facility was announced this morning at 555 Albert Street, where the library will eventually stand. Leaders from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg […]

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