Trump is more than a poor dresser. His clothes are the sign of profound character failure.

🇺🇸 “… Trump is more than a poor dresser. His clothes are the sign of profound character failure.
His total misunderstanding of the most basic elements of formal dress, a misunderstanding he shares with his adult sons but not his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who dresses well, is flagrant evidence of the deep sources of his toxic masculinity. No one seems to have loved him enough as a boy to instruct him on key elements of self-presentation. Worse, he will not listen to experts. People laughed when the president wore a blue jacket and black pants, but think about what the mismatch meant: Did no one close to him tell him? Maybe no one could tell him. His staff is either profoundly unobservant or unwilling to confront him even with such a small and indisputable detail. What else can’t they tell him?
Trump’s outfits are the dressings of a vision of patriarchy that lacks many traditional manly virtues. For professional men, the question of formal wear is not, by any measure, as nuanced or difficult as it is for women. It’s not a reflection of personality to anywhere the same degree. It’s pretty simple really. You have to be able to follow protocol. You have to have enough money to go to a decent tailor. Then you have to know enough to know that the tailor knows more than you. That equation, simple as it is, requires virtues that are vastly more important than clothes—intelligence, restraint and humility. …” full story
https://apple.news/Axtq0WcSWSWiiZo2UVS_V1Q

[…As President Trump climbed out of his limo and into Air Force One in Minneapolis, an item that sure looked like toilet paper was seen stuck to his shoe. The White House has not commented on what it was. As he boarded the plane, the piece of paper was seen flapping on his heel as he headed up the stairs. The president turned to wave and the paper fell off as he went inside. Social media is going bonkers over the footage.]
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Harassment Training resources for 🇨🇦 cultural workers, artists, employees & employers

“… For the purposes of this “employer” includes not-for-profit Boards and arts organizations. The term “cultural worker” includes individuals who may be referred to as employees, self-employed artists, contractors and volunteers…. ”

Responding to Harassment for Cultural Workers

“… A 30-minute animated artist/worker/employee training resource on
‘what actions to take when experiencing/witnessing harassment’
with a questionnaire to test learner recall of key points. …”

Responding to Harassment for Employers

“… A 30-minute management training resource on
‘responding to allegations of harassment in the workplace’
with a questionnaire to test learner recall of key points. …”

Via / Thanks to: Cultural Human Resources Council Tool on harassment

“… A new tool on Workplace Harassment and Violence in CHRC’s HR Management Toolkit© focusses on the development of policies and procedures to prevent and deal with harassment in the arts….”

http://respectfulartsworkplaces.ca/training-resources-on-harassment

“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, NT, May 29th, 2019

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“Light Sleet” Yellowknife, May 29th, 2019

Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video

Swan cob & pen with cygnets recorded on Tibbit Lake

Phylum Chordata, Aves | Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake
Still capture…. ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca
Swan cob & pen with cygnets on Tibbit Lake video… | ©2019 GALessard 🇨🇦 mediamentor.ca

The State Of Freelancing in 2019: A survey from the Frontline Freelance Register

The State Of Freelancing in 2019 “… UK-based Frontline Freelance Register have just launched an important new survey on the challenges facing freelance journalists worldwide. Please take some time to participate and/or help spread the word to your freelance colleagues.
The deadline to participate is 17 June 2019….”
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScax9gROPRuSZlnucO4aMMW2gQgMCpwUWiY5G2KYIS292CtnQ/viewform
“… The aim of the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) survey is to canvass the views of freelance journalists whose work exposes them to risk. The survey covers various issues from physical safety concerns to employment conditions, from mental health to digital security needs. FFR will use the survey results to inform its strategy and priorities. This will help FFR to better represent and support freelance journalists who are exposed to risk in their work….”
For more information on FFR: https://www.frontlinefreelance.org/

Source: The State Of Freelancing in 2019

True North Rising: 50 years of memories from Whit Fraser

Northreads

IMG-2494I wanted to review this book because it’s a reporter’s memoir and a good one, by someone who’s been everywhere and met seemingly every interesting person in the North. 

But Jim Bell over at Nunatsiaq News beat me to it, and his review of this “big-hearted” book sums it up so well that I’m going to defer to him entirely.

“An expression of abiding love for northern Canada and its people, True North Rising is an irresistible collection of stories, rants, and intimate confessions,” Bell writes. I urge you to read his full review here.  

Whit Fraser, if you didn’t know, spent several years with the CBC, starting in Iqaluit (then Frobisher Bay) and then Yellowknife, where he wound up running the CBC’s coverage of the Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. He later became the founding chairman of the Canadian Polar Commission and later still, executive…

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BBC Reality Check

“… BBC Reality Check is dedicated to examining the facts and claims behind a story to try to determine whether or not it is true.
What would you like us to investigate? […]
It could be something you think is misleading, or a story in the news or on social media that just doesn’t feel right. Or it can simply be something you’ve always wanted to know the truth about.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41928747
If your question is chosen we will try to get to the bottom of it and publish the findings on the BBC Reality Check page….”
https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/cp7r8vgl2rgt/reality-check

An Indigenous artist takes a vacation alone — and CBSA holds him, X-rays him for drugs

“… As officers with the 🇨🇦 Canada Border Services Agency examined his bag and his phone, he asked what grounds they had for suspecting him.
“They said because I’m an artist,” said Hogan, who was based in Halifax with the navy from 2001 to 2005. “They read it on my file and said that was a trigger, because they don’t believe that artists could even afford to go on vacation, basically.”
Even harder for the officers to believe, he said, was that an artist could take a four-star vacation in the Dominican Republic in March, flying in a premium class…”
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/artist-tim-hogan-detained-cbsa-1.5090973

“Media and reconciliation” is a Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to journalist’s action

The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”

ITK’s Natan Obed scolds reporters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Natan Obed, President of the ITK, speaks during a press conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut “…Questions moved to the SNC-Lavalin affair, which has been dominating the news cycle in Ottawa for the last month. The shift in focus, away from human rights abuses experienced by Inuit, prompted Obed to scold reporters and remind media of its role in reconciliation.
Full transcript of his comments below:
“I think something that the media should reflect on is that throughout all of this, there has always been more important stories. And the stories of human rights abuses to Inuit. Every time there is something that happens, such as an apology today, there are other stories in the world.
But the fact that media passed right by the people whose human rights abuses were not told by the media for decades to other stories of the day is still a reflection on the work that needs to happen in reconciliation. The Inuit who were apologized today matter. This story matters. It is a Canadian story.
And I recognize that there are other media stories that matter as well. But I do hope in the future there can be more respect given to the place and time and the people who deserve to have their story told. And the media have a strong role to play to tell it.”
Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a national non-profit organization that represents 53 communities in the north.
“Media and reconciliation” is a subsection in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. The TRC report urges Canadian journalism programs and media schools to “require education for all students on the history of Aboriginal peoples.”….”
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/03/08/natan-obed-media-snc-lavalin_a_23688192/

Indigenous Arts & Stories competition Deadline March 31 2019

Indigenous Arts & Stories competition-Deadline

“…Ready to enter the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition online? Great! The deadline for entry is March 31. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29.
You may enter online or by mail…”
http://www.our-story.ca/submit/

“… Indigenous Arts & Stories
Indigenous Arts & Stories (formerly the Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge) was born in 2005 out of the success of Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past published by Doubleday Canada in which nine leading Indigenous authors from across the country, including Tantoo Cardinal, Tom King and Drew Hayden Taylor, contributed a short fictional story about a defining moment in Indigenous history. The program quickly became the largest and most recognizable creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth.
In 2010, Historica Canada (formerly The Historica-Dominion Institute) announced the expansion of the program into arts, making the competition available to a new audience of Indigenous youth – those who are not writers, but instead express themselves through painting, drawing and photography. We believe that the expanded program gives start to the next generation of both great Indigenous authors and artists. Indigenous Arts & Stories has earned large scale support from the Indigenous arts and literary community, including those that comprise the patrons and advisory committee. More than 3,000 emerging Indigenous writers and artists from every province and territory in Canada have participated in the contest since 2005.
The program is organized by Historica Canada, the largest independent organization devoted to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. For more information, visit http://HistoricaCanada.ca. …”
http://www.our-story.ca/about/
“…Prêts pour enregistrer pour Arts et récits autochtones en ligne? Fantastique!
La date limite est le 31 mars. Le concours est ouvert aux Canadiens d’origine autochtone (auto-identifient, inscrit, non inscrit, Inuit ou Métis) et être âgé entre 6 et 29 ans…..”
http://www.notre-histoire.ca/soumettez

“…Arts & récits autochtones (anciennement le Concours de rédaction et d’arts pour autochtones) est né en 2005 du succès de Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Past, publié par DoubleDay Canada.
Dans cet ouvrage, neuf grands auteurs autochtones provenant de partout au pays, dont Tantoo Cardinal, Tom King et Drew Hayden Taylor, ont rédigé une nouvelle sur un épisode déterminant de l’histoire autochtone. Depuis lors, le concours est devenu l’épreuve de rédaction la plus importante et la plus identifiable qui soit destinée à la jeunesse autochtone du Canada. Il a obtenu l’appui à grande échelle des membres des milieux artistiques et littéraires autochtones, dont les membres d’honneur et du comité consultatif. Depuis 2005, plus de 3 000 écrivains et artistes autochtones émergents de tous les territoires et les provinces du Canada ont participé au concours.
En 2010, Historica Canada (anciennement l’Institut Historica-Dominion) a annoncé l’expansion de ce concours. Cette expansion rend le concours accessible à un nouvel auditoire de jeunes Autochtones : ceux qui, au lieu d’écrire, s’expriment par la peinture, par le dessin et par la photographie. Nous croyons que l’enrichissement du concours donne naissance à une nouvelle génération de grands auteurs et de grands artistes autochtones.
Le programme est organisé par Historica Canada, le principal organisme indépendant dont la mission consiste à mieux sensibiliser la population à l’histoire et à la citoyenneté canadiennes. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter le site à l’adresse HistoricaCanada.ca….”
http://www.notre-histoire.ca/apropos

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