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Director defends documentary that claims Europeans could have been 1st humans in North America

Director defends documentary that claims Europeans could have been 1st humans in North America | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The director of a documentary set to air on CBC's The Nature of Things is defending her work amid widespread criticism from scientists and Indigenous people.
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Other countries recoup $500M from tax cheats due to Panama Papers — but Canada's collected zilch

Other countries recoup $500M from tax cheats due to Panama Papers — but Canada's collected zilch | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Governments around the world say they've recovered a combined $500 million in unpaid taxes thanks to the Panama Papers leak in 2016. But none of that was in Canada, where the CRA says it will be at least 2½ more years before it can announce anything.
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'Right in their own backyard': New Google Earth project maps Canada's residential schools

'Right in their own backyard': New Google Earth project maps Canada's residential schools | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The Google Earth Voyager residential school story uses more than 100 markers to geographically show Canada's residential school sites.
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Canadian Banks Accused Of ‘Gouging’ After Clocking $42 Billion In Profit

Canadian Banks Accused Of ‘Gouging’ After Clocking $42 Billion In Profit | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
"Excess profits" at the banks are harming Canada's economy, Democracy Watch says.
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Teen held captive, tortured dismissed by police as runaway case, MMIWG inquiry hears

Teen held captive, tortured dismissed by police as runaway case, MMIWG inquiry hears | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The adoptive mother of a 15-year-old Innu girl, who was found naked and curled up in a closet more than a month after she disappeared in 2011, told the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Thursday police never supported her in her search.
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How an Ontario court case could change Canadian mining overseas

How an Ontario court case could change Canadian mining overseas | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The case has received worldwide attention as a potential precedent for holding Canadian multinational mining companies liable for past human rights abuses at mines they operate abroad even before their acquisition.
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Take twenty minutes and listen to yesterday's edition of The Current to learn more about the civil case filed by eleven Mayan women against the Canadian owned Hudbay Minerals mining company. Company employees are accused of gang rape during a forced eviction of the women's village in Guatemala in 2007. The women are now in Toronto to give depositions ahead of the trial. The case could potentially set a precedent for holding multinational mining companies liable for human rights abuses committed at the mines they operate abroad.
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'Smart' Greenhouses Can Grow Crops And Generate Electricity Simultaneously

'Smart' Greenhouses Can Grow Crops And Generate Electricity Simultaneously | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
A new type of greenhouse has arrived, one that uses solar panels to generate electricity while also letting light through its magenta roof.
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A Black Man And A White Woman Sat Down At A Pub. Then The White Supremacists Showed Up.

A Black Man And A White Woman Sat Down At A Pub. Then The White Supremacists Showed Up. | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
“We were afraid someone was going to be thrown through the window."
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All The Little White Lies They Told Us About Site C

All The Little White Lies They Told Us About Site C | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
It's becoming more and more apparent that BC Hydro has been playing a bit loose with telling the truth, the whole truth.
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Alberta Crown let Metis man plead guilty after RCMP said drugs weren’t real - APTN News

Alberta Crown let Metis man plead guilty after RCMP said drugs weren’t real - APTN News | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
An Alberta Crown allowed a Metis man to plead guilty to drug possession in May after the RCMP told him the so-called drugs weren’t real.
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Health Canada knew it was failing First Nation children: docs

Health Canada knew it was failing First Nation children: docs | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Blackstock said the documents obtained by Angus reveal a troubling form of thinking within government that created an environment that allowed the federal government to discriminate against First Nation children — as the human rights tribunal ruled.

"These documents demonstrate a way of thinking and acting within government that is tragically consistent with what we saw placed in evidence at the tribunal," said Blackstock. "The primary focus is on protecting the government image and funding instead of alleviating the discrimination for children no matter how desperate their situation."

Jordan's Principle was named after Jordan River Anderson, a five-year-old from Norway House Cree Nation who died in hospital in 2005 from a rare muscular disorder while Ottawa and Manitoba argued over who should pay for home care costs.

The Blackstock-led case dragged on before the tribunal for 10 years. Ottawa has since been hit by three compliance rulings from the tribunal and is now before the Federal Court seeking clarification on an aspect of a subsequent May 2017 ruling dealing with Jordan's Principle.

The previous Stephen Harper Conservative government spent at millions of dollars fighting the case and failed to convince the Federal Court to have it thrown out. The federal Liberals have spent at least $707,000 and counting in ongoing related legal battles since the ruling.







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Why is the Yukon government quietly settling lawsuits alleging sex abuse by a former school principal? | Toronto Star

Why is the Yukon government quietly settling lawsuits alleging sex abuse by a former school principal? | Toronto Star | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Publication bans protect identity of ex-principal — who was also a foster parent — convicted of child sex offences in an earlier criminal case.
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Church considering request to rescind doctrine of discovery - APTN News

Church considering request to rescind doctrine of discovery - APTN News | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
The Catholic Church is considering rescinding 15th century law legalizing colonialism.
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Study suggests humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed

Study suggests humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
A team of scientists believe they have found evidence of human activity in North America that dates back 130,000 years ago — more than 100,000 years earlier than believed.
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Lost Native American Ancestor Revealed in Ancient Child’s DNA

Lost Native American Ancestor Revealed in Ancient Child’s DNA | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Study of 11,500-year-old bones offer surprising clues about the origins of New World genetic diversity.
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Nearly 1 in 4 civilians killed in Syria is a child, Lancet study says

Nearly 1 in 4 civilians killed in Syria is a child, Lancet study says | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Evidence that aerial bombing has killed more civilians — one quarter of them children — than opposition fighters in Syria has been published in one of the world's best known medical journals.
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28 Years After The Montreal Massacre, Sexism Remains Deadly

28 Years After The Montreal Massacre, Sexism Remains Deadly | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Just a few months ago, a male chemical engineer confidently told me that men are smarter than women, and are "just better at certain jobs." This was said to me, the CEO of G(irls)20, an organization specifically designed to support women's advancement in their careers through leadership opportunities, global experiences and mentorship. If that was said to my face, what did he say about women behind our backs? And more importantly, how does he treat women in his work space?

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Prehistoric Women Had Stronger Arms Than Modern Athletes

Prehistoric Women Had Stronger Arms Than Modern Athletes | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Bones from Europe show that women worked so hard during the dawn of farming they were almost uniformly buffer than today's elite rowers.
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Five years in jail for men who 'emotionally bully' wives

Five years in jail for men who 'emotionally bully' wives | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Under a new law those who inflict psychological cruelty on their partners can be prosecuted, even if there is no direct physical harm. Bullies can face up to five years in prison if found guilty of the abuse.
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Kinder Morgan slaps Burnaby residents with multi-million-dollar lawsuit

Kinder Morgan slaps Burnaby residents with multi-million-dollar lawsuit | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
“I feel outraged politically that this could happen in a democracy – that a massive foreign company can accuse you of trespassing on a park.  That they can use the courts and their money and influence from barring you from your constitutional right to free speech,” said Collis on Friday morning.
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Solar Windows Could Meet 'Nearly All' of America's Electricity Demand

Solar Windows Could Meet 'Nearly All' of America's Electricity Demand | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
A new paper in the journal Nature Energy describes how transparent solar panels could be placed over all windows and transparent surfaces in the U.S. to
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Alberta Education unveils lesson plans to teach Indigenous history and culture

Alberta Education unveils lesson plans to teach Indigenous history and culture | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
"Today we can embed the true and shared history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit into the education experience of every student," Eggen said.

"We will break down barriers and continue to build understanding and work to make sure that every child in Alberta and teachers and support workers have an enhanced learning experience to advance reconciliation."
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Power Play: Strong lessons on pollution

Power Play: Strong lessons on pollution | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Ecojustice Canada's Kaitlyn Mitchell discusses the important lessons a study linking pollution to millions of deaths has for Canada.
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Car bomb kills journalist involved in Panama Papers leak

Car bomb kills journalist involved in Panama Papers leak | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it
Malta journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who exposed her island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers, was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car.
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Canadian state fund backs UK miner blacklisted for human rights abuses

Canadian state fund backs UK miner blacklisted for human rights abuses | idle no more and environment | Scoop.it

The world’s biggest state investor won’t touch Vedanta, but Canada’s EDC is happy to finance firm accused of poisoning Indian communities.


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