The Saskatchewan government's plan to apologize to victims of the Sixties Scoop holds even more weight because of a class action lawsuit, according to Regina lawyer Tony Merchant. Merchant's law firm launched a class action suit on behalf of victims of the federal program last year. FSIN Interim Chief Kimberly Jonathan also speaks with Meeting Ground about what the apology means and what meaningful action she would like to see.
Drug and alcohol addictions among Indigenous People is a serious health concern in Canada. Meeting Ground's Kelly Malone, tells us why a new partnership called ThunderBird is going to change the way Canada looks at addictions and mental health.
Back in 2005, the people of the Little Black Bear First Nation near Fort Qu'Appelle were determined to grow their local economy so they developed a 30 year economic development framework. Now, on their urban reserve are two new businesses and a partnership that has brought the Little Black Bear First Nation together with two of Canada's most iconic companies - Tim Hortons and Petro Canada.
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Kelly Geraldine Malone is a freelance journalist, podcaster, and radio producer based out of Manitoba, Canada