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

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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

Banishing Truth

“…The investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, in his memoir “Reporter,” describes a moment when as a young reporter he overheard a Chicago cop admit to murdering an African-American man. The murdered man had been falsely described by police as a robbery suspect who had been shot while trying to avoid arrest. Hersh frantically called his editor to ask what to do.
“The editor urged me to do nothing,” he writes. “It would be my word versus that of all the cops involved, and all would accuse me of lying. The message was clear: I did not have a story. But of course I did.” He describes himself as “full of despair at my weakness and the weakness of a profession that dealt so easily with compromise and self-censorship.
Hersh, the greatest investigative reporter of his generation, uncovered the U.S. military’s chemical weapons program, which used thousands of soldiers and volunteers, including pacifists from the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as unwitting human guinea pigs to measure the impact of biological agents including tularemia, yellow fever, Rift Valley fever and the plague. He broke the story of the My Lai massacre. He exposed Henry Kissinger’s wiretapping of his closest aides at the National Security Council (NSC) and journalists, the CIA’s funding of violent extremist groups to overthrow the Chilean President Salvador Allende, the CIA’s spying on domestic dissidents within the United States, the sadistic torture practices at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by American soldiers and contractors and the lies told by the Obama administration about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Yet he begins his memoir by the candid admission, familiar to any reporter, that there are crimes and events committed by the powerful you never write about, at least if you want to keep your job. One of his laments in the book is his decision not to follow up on a report he received that disgraced President Richard Nixon had hit his wife, Pat, and she had ended up in an emergency room in California….”
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/banishing-truth/

“A Genocide Incited on Facebook”

The New York Times  “…The Facebook posts were not from everyday internet users. Instead, they were from Myanmar military personnel who turned the social network into a tool for ethnic cleansing, according to former military officials, researchers and civilian officials in the country.
Members of the Myanmar military were the prime operatives behind a systematic campaign on Facebook that stretched back half a decade and that targeted the country’s mostly Muslim Rohingya minority group, the people said. The military exploited Facebook’s wide reach in Myanmar, where it is so broadly used that many of the country’s 18 million internet users confuse the Silicon Valley social media platform with the internet. Human rights groups blame the anti-Rohingya propaganda for inciting murders, rapes and the largest forced human migration in recent history….”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technology/myanmar-facebook-genocide.html

Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail

"Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail"
captured Friday, July 27, 2018

“Summer Sunset along the Ingraham Trail”
captured Friday, July 27, 2018 near Yellowknife, NWT 🇨🇦

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1

Deh Cho Bridge Juvenile #1
Juvenile bald eagle downstream Fort Providence side of Deh Cho Bridge

https://giphy.com/embed/fHcqXbhApCux8DL4cMvia GIPHY

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North

First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents Across the North screan-cap_1800DataPath logosmaller

 

The First Ongoing Tracking Study of the Opinions of Residents the 🇨🇦 & 🇺🇸 North “… DataPath Systems is a Yukon based market research company. We are recruiting Northerners to be part of our online panel. What this means is that every few months or so we will email a link to a short survey for you to complete.
On some of the surveys there are prize draws you can enter. Being on our email panel means we won’t telephone you and interrupt your dinner.
You can complete the surveys on your own time, when it is convenient for you. It also means that your opinions on Northern issues will be heard. As always, all the information you provide is completely confidential.
Yes, I live in The North (Alaska, Yukon, N.W.T., Nunavut) and I want my opinion heard…”
http://www.datapathsystems.net/
DataPath Systems
phone: 844-415-4601
fax: 575-532-9627
email: info@datapathsystems.net
mail address: Box 2180 Marsh Lake, Y0B 1Y2, Yukon Territory

Political satirist Tom Walker [Jonathan Pie​] on the purpose behind his satire

 

“… Political satirist Tom Walker, best known for his viral comedy character Jonathan Pie​ talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the purpose behind his satire, why the left need to reclaim freedom of speech and how he’d change the world if given the chance. …” https://youtu.be/1_6APlOR_jg

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