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The province has announced the members of the new Indigenous Women’s Advisory Council. The nine women who will advise “on issues impacting their communities such as human trafficking, and child, youth and family well-being,” include Cora-lee McGuire-Cyrette, executive director of the Ontario Native Women's Association, who will co-chair the council. The other co-chair will be chosen next month at the council’s first meeting.
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This documentary by Alanis Obomsawin focuses on the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg. The centre receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy.
COVID-19 has exacerbated chronic staffing shortages in Ontario's long-term-care sector. Journalist Priya Iyer speaks to recruiters and researchers who decided to help out. “According to a 2017 survey, 90 per cent of all Ontario long-term-care homes had trouble recruiting staff,” she writes. “Family caregivers would frequently pitch in. One of them, Susan Mills, says that, in the 15 months that her mother has been in a home, she would regularly help serve dinner or talk to other residents.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: Indigenous killings and RCMP accountability
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says there is “a disgusting pattern of police violence against Indigenous people.” To discuss the issue, The Agenda welcomes Chad Haggerty, who is Métis and spent 17 years in the RCMP; Murray Sinclair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s chief commissioner; and Indigenous activist Ellen Gabriel.
9 p.m. —The Dictator's Playbook: Francisco Franco
Generalissimo Francisco Franco controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades. In 1936, Franco led a military coup and went on to rule the nation as his personal fiefdom until his death in 1975.