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With echoes of Oka, the blockades require different thinking

The country is at a crossroads. As the Wet'suwet'en protests persist, all eyes are on the places where train tracks run through Indigenous communities and reserves.

But while some are calling for quick police action, this piece today in The Conversation Canada points out that hard enforcement worked poorly at Oka. And that the future of Canada-Indigenous relationships — and the future of Canada's economy — requires diplomacy, not violence.

Also today:

Vicky Mochama

Culture, Society, Critical Race Editor

Today's Featured Articles

A man carries an eagle feather as police prepare to enforce an injunction against protesters who were blocking a road used to access to the Port of Vancouver during a demonstration in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs on Feb. 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Indigenous civil rights blockades should be met with a new diplomacy, not violence

Terry Mitchell, Wilfrid Laurier University

Canada is at a critical crossroads. The Wet’suwet’en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will shape the future of the nation.

Protesters join a demonstration organized by teachers’ unions outside the Ontario Legislature, in Toronto, as four unions hold a province-wide education strike on Feb. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada’s high schools are underfunded and turning to international tuition to help

Lana Parker, University of Windsor; Bonnie Stewart, University of Windsor; Natalie Delia Deckard, University of Windsor

After years of neoliberal policies eroding the tax base to pay for high schools, mandatory online learning curriculum from classrooms could be the next international money-maker.

The house call remains a fundamental medical service in 2020. (Shutterstock)

The house call: 5 lessons I have learned as a doctor

Stephen Archer, Queen's University, Ontario

From preventing emergency visits to understanding the context of a patient's health issues, house calls have value in a modern medical practice.

Sustainable ventures can markedly contribute to Canada’s economy and employment with the right investor strategies to help them grow to medium and large size. (Shutterstock)

Sustainable start-ups should consider corporate venture capital first

Deborah de Lange, Ryerson University; Dave Valliere, Ryerson University

Sustainable start-ups are better off choosing an investor with aligned interests that can lend them legitimacy.

La Conversation Canada

Des navires sont encadrés par des morceaux de glace dans la baie de Frobisher à Iqaluit, au Nunavut, en juillet 2019. Le Canada compte interdire l’utilisation de pétrole lourd sur les navires commerciaux, ce qui aura des conséquences économiques en Arctique. La Presse Canadienne/Sean Kilpatrick

Le Nord canadien sera-t-il enfin pris au sérieux dans le prochain budget ?

Mathieu Landriault, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa; Andrew Chater, Western University

Le prochain budget fédéral sera déterminant pour le Nord canadien. Le gouvernement mettra-t-il l'argent nécessaire pour réaliser ses nombreuses priorités en Arctique?

L’horloge épigénétique est une nouvelle technologie fascinante, mais certaines applications possibles sont controversées. Pixabay/Stefan Keller)

Un nouveau test d’ADN se révèle prometteur, mais délicat sur le plan éthique

Charles Dupras, McGill University; Martine Lappé, California Polytechnic State University; Michael S. Kobor, University of British Columbia

Les horloges épigénétiques peuvent évaluer avec précision l'âge biologique. Mais les applications possibles dans les domaines de la vie privée et de l'immigration soulèvent des questions éthiques.

Une nouvelle étude financée par le Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation examinera l’utilisation des technologies d’apprentissage à l’intention des personnes atteintes de démence et celles à risque. Shutterstock

Étudiez fort, et vous pourrez réduire les risques de démence

David Chandross, Ryerson University

Une nouvelle étude examine l’utilisation des technologies d’apprentissage pour les personnes atteintes de démence et celles à risque.

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