A Mi'kmaw playwright is 'picking up the pieces' of her family's history 100 years after their traditional Mi'kmaq community faced the full force of the Halifax Explosion. On Dec. 6, 1917, the Norwegian steamship Imo was cruising through Halifax Harbour, carrying Belgian relief supplies, when it rammed into the French munitions boat Mont-Blanc, which was carrying TNT and fuel destined for war efforts.
A well-known Mi'kmaq grandmother is raising some eyebrows in Nova Scotia with an online auction that lists "the scalp of Edward Cornwallis," and other risqué items, for sale. Cornwallis was a British military officer who founded the city of Halifax in 1749. Later that year, he issued a bounty on the scalps of Mi'kmaq people. Also up for grabs is a piece of wood that's said to come from "the casket of Cornwallis' great-grandmother," among other symbolic items.
It has been three weeks since Inuk artist Delilah Saunders and her family testified at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at Membertou First Nation in Nova Scotia. Now, Saunders says she's "turning her pain into positive action," collaborating with a Labrador City composer on a chamber opera. Loretta Saunders, a Saint Mary's University student, was murdered in February 2014 by the couple who was subletting her apartment — over a few hundred dollars in rent.
I’m in Thunder Bay covering the Inquiry into MMIWG w/ @CBCIndigenous . Snowstorm last night (small, by my Maritime standards). Our hotel lost power. Could be a headache, but in a way it’s just right.
Most of Canada has been in-the-dark on Indigenous injustice for many years.
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