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The Wildfire Effects Most People Don’t See
For Little Grand Rapids and other remote First Nations, the worst devastation often comes after the blaze
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#721 Enormous Fires Everywhere
Raging wildfires are now a normal part of summertime in Canada. Climate change comes at you fast, but the impact of these fires is far from equal across different regions. Those most likely to have to flee their homes are Indigenous people, and this disproportionate risk is only growing. The number of evacuees from First Nation reserves doubled over the last decade. Producer Sarah Lawrynuik travels to a remote Manitoba community to look at what fire has done to one community, and examines the implications for tens of thousands of other people in the years to come.
The Truth is Unspeakable
The story of the "oven baby" and the way forward.
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#700 I Remember John Furlong
Teachers accused of abusing Indigenous children at Catholic schools are among us. John Furlong is quoted regularly in the press as the man leading a possible Vancouver bid for the 2030 Olympics. It's as if the people accusing him of physical and sexual abuse don't exist. Today we hear Jesse's original 2014 conversation with journalist Laura Robinson, who broke the Furlong story, and an update about all that has happened since, and why the upcoming tribunal on the case may be different.
“I think it’s going to be very different”
Laura Robinson on how an upcoming hearing into the RCMP's investigation of allegations against John Furlong will be playing out in a new social...
How a Conservative Radio Host Came to Accept that He is a Settler
Charles Adler on learning about and living with Canada's legacy of Residential Schools
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Hudson’s Bay Identity Theft
Twitter conversations seem more interesting than the media's coverage on Canada's first Indigenous Governor-General. The Bay tries to empower BIPOC while stealing one's likeness without consent. And Canada's new "guiding principles" for diverse content online feel off to Jesse.
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REAL ESTATE #5 Oka
The Oka Crisis was the biggest military confrontation on Canadian soil in more than a century. On its face, it was about a golf course expansion. But for the Mohawks who took up arms, it was the culmination of a centuries-long fight for recognition of their sovereignty and their land.
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#374 “Pretendians” On Campus?
Queen's University quickly rejected the findings of an anonymous report accusing six people associated with the school of misrepresenting their Indigenous identities. That prompt dismissal has raised questions about the non-status Ardoch Algonquin group, and the controversial academic from the U.S. who co-founded it.
Who is Indigenous?
An anonymous document purporting to expose fake Indigenous people at Queen's University raises more questions than it answers. And it may only be the...