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Stark color photos of segregation-era U.S. thought lost, rediscovered in photographer’s storage [10 pics]

Stark color photos of segregation-era U.S. thought lost, rediscovered in photographer’s storage [10 pics] | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
In 1956, photographer Gordon Parks was hired by Life Magazine to follow and document the everyday life of a southern Black family.
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Just say ‘non’: The problem with French immersion - Macleans.ca

Just say ‘non’: The problem with French immersion - Macleans.ca | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
French immersion—meant to inspire national unity—has turned into an elitist, divisive and deeply troubled system
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Canada now full supporter of UN Indigenous rights declaration

There were cheers in the United Nations as Canada officially removed its objector status to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, almost a decade after it was adopted by the General Assembly.
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Meet the teenager who solved his First Nation's drinking water problems

Meet the teenager who solved his First Nation's drinking water problems | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
North Spirit Lake First Nation in northern Ontario hasn't had safe drinking water for 14 years. The solution? A 19-year-old and a special program designed to support him.
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Jean Chrétien's solution for struggling Attawapiskat reserve: they should move

Jean Chrétien's solution for struggling Attawapiskat reserve: they should move | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
‘There is no economic base there for having jobs and so on,’ the former prime minister said Tuesday, ‘and sometimes they have to move, like anybody else’
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The NHL needs to do more to prevent head trauma among its players

The NHL needs to do more to prevent head trauma among its players | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
There is plenty to still be learned about concussions but we know enough now that sports leagues can’t ignore the issue any longer
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Syrian refugees in Surrey transition from conflict to the classroom

Syrian refugees in Surrey transition from conflict to the classroom | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
At Surrey, B.C.'s welcome centre, teachers and support workers are drawing on years of experience to help nervous, sometimes traumatized families settle in and negotiate everything from buses to grocery stores
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What distinguishes the Syrians arriving in Canada from those in Europe?

What distinguishes the Syrians arriving in Canada from those in Europe? | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Often the poorest and most vulnerable of Syria’s refugees, the newcomers to Canada will need a robust national effort to help them integrate, explains Mark MacKinnon.
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Rio Olympics has serious issues with just six months to go | Toronto Star

Rio Olympics has serious issues with just six months to go | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Six months from Friday, the Olympic cauldron will be lit to officially open the Games — at least that’s still the plan — and many bumps remain to be negotiated.
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Manitoba needs $2-billion to fix mouldy, crowded First Nations homes

Manitoba needs $2-billion to fix mouldy, crowded First Nations homes | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Repair bill is almost 13 times more than the $150-million the federal government has budgeted for housing on all reserves across Canada this year
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Man evicted from hotel has ‘no place to go’ | Toronto Star

Man evicted from hotel has ‘no place to go’ | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Long-term tenants Garnet Fulton and his family are being evicted as a North York hotel welcomes Syrian refugees whose rooms were booked last month.
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In the 1950s, people spat at my family. Now, refugees can count on my support

In the 1950s, people spat at my family. Now, refugees can count on my support | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
There are thousands of refugees coming to Canada from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries where atrocities and offences against humanity have been committed. I am not them, I understand that, but my family used to be like them
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Canadian troops more likely to have experienced childhood violence: study

Canadian troops more likely to have experienced childhood violence: study | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Study finds exposure to child abuse and trauma among soldiers is proportionally higher than in the civilian population
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We are watching Aleppo burn in real time. And just like in Bosnia and Rwanda, we do nothing

We are watching Aleppo burn in real time. And just like in Bosnia and Rwanda, we do nothing | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Every time a massacre happens, we say "never again".
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Wynne apologizes for 'brutalities' of Ontario residential schools - Macleans.ca

Wynne apologizes for 'brutalities' of Ontario residential schools - Macleans.ca | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Ontario will spend $250 million over three years to help understand the legacy of residential schools
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D'Amato: Residential school left deep wounds, both visible and invisible

D'Amato: Residential school left deep wounds, both visible and invisible | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
It has been half a century since a nun at a residential school beat Lila Bruyere hard on the back with
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Why I won’t leave my native home

Why I won’t leave my native home | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Canada’s aboriginal communities have issues, and residents need help and understanding in addressing those issues. But we do not need to be asked to move
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Statement by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, Following their Visit to Attawapiskat First ...

Statement by the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and Charlie Angus, Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay, Following their Visit to Attawapiskat First ... | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we had the opportunity to visit the Attawapiskat First Nation to meet with community leaders, members and youth to listen to them first-hand about their challenges.
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'Rolly' Fox, father of Terry Fox, dies at 80 - Macleans.ca

'Rolly' Fox, father of Terry Fox, dies at 80 - Macleans.ca | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
The Fox family had announced in January that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer
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Meet the man who walked for 17 days to keep a promise to his late wife

Meet the man who walked for 17 days to keep a promise to his late wife | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Norman Shewaybick walked for 500 kilometres along the winter ice roads north of Thunder Bay, Ont., carrying his grief at the loss of his wife and dragging the oxygen tank he says could have saved her life.
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Hail, Caesar! sees Joel and Ethan Coen trade acid for honey: review | Toronto Star

Hail, Caesar! sees Joel and Ethan Coen trade acid for honey: review | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Tinseltown 1950s satire Hail, Caesar! is an affectionate tribute to Old Hollywood by Joel and Ethan Coen that is also one of their most satisfying achievements.
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Young people stuck seeking help for mental health problems at hospital ERs | Toronto Star

Young people stuck seeking help for mental health problems at hospital ERs | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Among Ontario children and youth aged 10 to 24 with mental health issues, there was a 33 per cent jump in the number of emergency department visits between 2006 and 2011.
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10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says | Toronto Star

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
The EU’s criminal intelligence agency said new data shows at least 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have vanished since arriving in Europe.
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Canada should heed plea to educate Syrian refugees: Editorial | Toronto Star

Canada should heed plea to educate Syrian refugees: Editorial | Toronto Star | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Canada is topping an Oxfam list of countries that have given generously to help Syrian refugees. But there is more it can do. It can help educate the children.
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Barbie’s shape shifts with the times

Barbie’s shape shifts with the times | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Doll vilified for caricaturing womanhood will come in ‘tall,’ ‘petite’ and ‘curvy’ versions, Mattel announces
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Ottawa to overhaul welfare provisions on First Nations reserves

Ottawa to overhaul welfare provisions on First Nations reserves | Global Issues - grade eights | Scoop.it
Federal overnment to ‘renovate’ system after Canadian Human Rights Tribunal finds discriminatory policies have left indigenous children underfunded
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