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Bringing an end to sex discrimination

In this episode we put Bill S-3 In Focus. That’s the legislation currently in front of the Senate that, if passed, will end sex discrimination in the Indian Act. Its aim is to restore full legal status to First Nations women and their children who were not eligible before. Todd Lamirande, Jeannette Corbiere-Lavell, Chief Rick O’Bomsawin and Donna Partridge joined us to discuss the impact of Bill S-3. It’s a discussion not going away anytime soon, and it’s a discussion worthy of continuing.

Duration: 00:49:04

Aboriginal Veterans Day: Honoring the thousands who are under recognized

November 8th is Aboriginal Veterans Day. A day to honor and remember the contributions Indigenous people made for our country in times of war and peacekeeping. Veteran Affairs Canada says more than 7000 First Nations members served in the First and Second World Wars, including the Korean War. In this episode of InFocus, three veterans share their experience. Bill Shead, Devin Beaudry and Denis Lamirande. Join us as we honor the thousands of Indigenous veterans who defended Canada.

Duration: 00:49:13

The dark past and injustices of tuberculosis sanatoria in Canada

Tuberculosis was a highly contagious and often fatal lung disease. Before a vaccination was found, patients were put on long periods of bed rest, given a nourishing diet and hours of fresh air… But a lot more than that happened them. In this episode we take a look at sanatoriums where Indigenous people were sent for treatment of TB. Holly Moore, Gerald McIvor and Ian Mosby give us their perspectives.

Duration: 00:46:20

Getting perspective on the Nunavut election and what’s at stake

October 30th Nunavut holds their fifth general election, since the territory was created in 1999. Kent Driscoll, Jim Bell, Lindsey Qanguk and Helen Navalik Tologanak look at the many different difficulties affecting Nunavut and what they hope the next elected government will achieve.

Duration: 00:48:23

The 60s Scoop settlement and the issues behind it

Canada is offering a compensation worth $800 million dollars, for status Indians. This Agreement-In-Principal excludes non-status and Metis. Coleen Rajotte and Marlene Orgeron, adoptees, along with Garth Myers, lawyer at Koskie Minski LLP join the discussion and shed some light on the controversy behind the 60s Scoop settlement.

Duration: 00:48:22

Bringing attention to Canada’s secret shame: Human Trafficking

There is a crime robbing victims of their most basic human right, and it's happening right here in our country, mostly towards our Indigenous women and girls: Human trafficking. Joy Smith, founder of the Joy Smith Foundation and Alaya McIvor, a survivor from human trafficking share their voices on the issue. Marly Day also joins the discussion, she is one of the founders of a grandmother’s group in Sault Ste. Marie that raises awareness about human trafficking.

Duration: 00:48:16

A look at what needs to change: The National Inquiry into MMIWG and Thunder Bay

Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams, co-founders of the ‘Walk 4 Justice’ movement, along with Tim Fontaine, a Winnipeg-based journalist and Kathleen Martens, a reporter at APTN, share their perspectives on the National Inquiry into MMIWG. We also discuss the recent incidents and tragedies in Thunder Bay among Indigenous youth. Video journalist Willow Fiddler talks about what she’s been following.

Duration: 00:44:40