bushby protest from the article Indigenous women react to the Brayden Bushby verdict
Earlier this month, Brayden Bushby was found guilty in the death of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay. Ahead of his sentencing, TVO.org speaks to three Indigenous women from the city about the case’s significance — and what it means for the community.
water from the article How treaties shaped my life — and my great-great-grandmother’s
OPINION: I was 13 years old the first time I collected my “treaty money.” Since then, I’ve come to understand more what the experience means for me, my family, and Canada.
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What will it take for First Nations communities in the province and country to have clean drinking water?
a group of young people holding signs from the article ‘They’re really struggling’: Inside the Neskantaga First Nation water crisis
The community was promised an upgraded treatment plant by 2018. Two years later, its members have once again been evacuated. Why doesn’t Neskantaga have clean water yet?

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Published On: May 01, 2020
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Published On: April 06, 2020
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Published On: March 19, 2020
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Published On: March 16, 2020
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Published On: March 11, 2020
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Published On: February 26, 2020
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Published On: February 24, 2020
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Published On: February 18, 2020
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Published On: February 06, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
Published On: January 16, 2020
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Published On: January 14, 2020
TVO.org speaks with 14-year-old Taylor Gorrie about her personal experiences with schoolyard violence — and the program she developed to support students and bring bullies and victims together  
Published On: January 10, 2020
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Published On: December 20, 2019
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Published On: December 03, 2019
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Published On: November 22, 2019
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Published On: November 13, 2019
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