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#126 Child Soldiers, Proud Boys
Politicians and columnists twist Omar Khadr's story, an MP plagiarizes co-host Erica Violet Lee and the press responds to Indigenous activism at Canada150.
July 5, 2017

With resistance to Canada150, Indigenous women calling out a reporter at a press conference, and the Proud Boys disrupting a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax, the way we talk about our colonial history is changing. While Indigenous people demand respect, journalists like the National Post’s John Robson want the world to know their patience is wearing thin.

NDP MP Romeo Saganash was caught plagiarizing co-host Erica Violet Lee’s work in an op-ed for the Globe and Mail (since updated with attribution).

With Omar Khadr reportedly getting an apology and a settlement of $10.5 million from the Canadian government after nearly a decade in Guantanamo Bay, politicians are twisting the narrative, and one columnist wonders why Khadr can’t just move on.

Erica’s blog: Moontime Warrior

Erica’s Twitter: @ericavioletlee

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