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CRRF Webinar - Bois Brule and Flower Beadwork People - the Métis experience in Canada.

When we think of the Aboriginal people of Canada we may not immediately think of the Métis. But the history of this community is intertwined with the story – indeed the creation – of Canada as it exists today. Sharing many of the experiences as other Aboriginal people, the Métis also bore the unfair stigma of being seen as rebels for their support of Louis Riel. Join us as we learn more about Métis history, culture, and the opportunities that Reconciliation offers for a shared future.

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Directions - April 2019

We are pleased to announce that the April submission in Directions comes from Professor Jonnette Watson Hamilton and Joshua Sealy-Harrington. This article focuses the argument and reasoning of separating Colour as its own ground of discrimination rather than being equated with the ground of Race in order to highlight issues unaddressed by race.

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The Canadian Race Relations Foundation announces sponsorship of new project:

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation announces sponsorship of new project: In partnership with Andrew Griffith and MIREMS, will promote and foster cross-cultural communications Canada-wide.

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Symposium: Yellowknife

Chloe Dragon Smith

Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman from the Northwest Territories. Growing up on the land has played a huge part in shaping her life. She cares about nature, culture, society, and how they all fit together. She is back in the north after spending several good years in Victoria, BC, completing a B.Sc in Earth Science.

Iman Kassam

Iman Kassam is a journalist, artist, and activist living in Yellowknife, NWT. She studied Mass Communications and Radio Broadcasting in Ontario, and now works for APTN National News as a videojournalist and writer. Iman also helped form NWT Pride, a three-day festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in the NWT. Her family immigrated to Canada from Uganda and Zaïre, and she has been living in Canada's North for the past five years.

Dëneze Nakehk'o

Dëneze Nakehk'o is a Denesuline and Dehcho Dene Dad from Denendeh. He works to create a better appreciation and understanding of Dene knowledge systems and values. Dëneze is a former broadcaster with CKLB, CBC and APTN, and one of the founding members of Dene Nahjo.

Rita Mueller

Rita Mueller has called the Northwest Territories “home” since 1989. She currently resides and works in Behchoko, and has lived and worked in a variety of different communities including Fort Resolution, Yellowknife, and Hay River.

Rita is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Government of the Northwest Territories' Department of Education, Culture, and Employment (ECE). A respected community member, Rita has previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tłįcho Community Services Agency (TCSA), the Director of Early Childhood and K-12 School Services for ECE, and was the principal of Chief Jimmy Bruneau Regional High School (CJBS) in Behchoko for 13 years.

Rita was appointed to the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board on September 5, 2008. Along with being the Federal-appointed board member of the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, Rita is also an elected Councillor of the Community Government of Behchoko and, since 2006, she has contributed to the educational mandate of the NWT Human Rights Commission as a NWT Human Rights Commission Member.

Nazim Awan

Nazim Awan is Chair, Islamic Centre of Yellowknife. He is also an Economic Development Advisor with the Government of Canada.