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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10 Family-Friendly Indigenous Films & TV Shows to Educate Your Kids

A new study from Ryerson University called “Examining Children’s Animated Television in Canada” has shone a light on the representation of people of colour in this medium in 2018-2019. In the findings, 51% of human characters were white, while 49% were people of colour. Representation has increased though, as the previous study revealed 74% of characters were white. However, […]

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9 Indigenous TikTok Stars You Should Follow

The app, once known to be brimming with gen Z, posting dance challenges, lip-syncs, and viral trends, has become increasingly political in recent times. Yes, I’m talking about TikTok.   TikTok has become an unexpected channel for making social and political statements about the Black Lives Matter movement, climate change, and LGBTQ+ issues. Its effectiveness lies […]

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Afternoon News: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

COVID-19 Ottawa: Ottawa Public Health confirms there are 78 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Capital Wednesday. Active cases have dropped again though, down to 698. Throughout the pandemic, 6772 cases have been confirmed here, with 317 deaths, and 5,757 cases resolved. COVID-19 Ontario: Across the province, 834 new cases, and five more deaths are […]

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