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man in reflective vest ice fishing from the article What are Indigenous knowledge systems — and how can they help fight climate change?
Indigenous communities have their own experts and ways of knowing. Here’s how people are working to bring them together with Western science to tackle the climate emergency.
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OPINION: Countless graves have been linked to residential schools. That should be marked by more than a single day.
man in red shirt wearing a tall headdress from the article ‘Water is for everyone’: Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare on the need for access and action
TVO.org speaks with ORC Hare about drinking-water priorities and the work that must be done to achieve them.

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Published On: July 08, 2021
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Published On: July 07, 2021
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Published On: July 09, 2021
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Published On: July 06, 2021
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Published On: July 02, 2021
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Published On: June 29, 2021
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Published On: June 25, 2021
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Published On: June 25, 2021
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Published On: June 23, 2021
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Published On: June 22, 2021
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