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JournalismIS is a broad-based campaign celebrating the contributions of quality Canadian journalism, through advertising and online conversation.

The campaign aims to rally the wider community of journalists and media workers, media corporations and media consumers to increase awareness, recognition and support for professional journalism. JournalismIS is supported by a number of national and local newspapers, broadcasters, journalist associations, unions and industry groups.

The JournalismIS campaign marks the first phase of a longer term effort to mobilize the media industry and the public to support professional journalism in Canada.

You can find the project online here.

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A new kind of climate movement

Over the past few months an ever growing coalition has been steadily organizing towards what could be the most diverse march for climate and economic justice in Canada. This is the story of how the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate has come together. RSVP for the March at http://jobsjusticeclimate.ca

Video produced by Kai RW in collaboration with Beyond Crisis Film. http://www.beyondcrisisfilm.com/

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Watch: Appoint me to the Senate!

www.TalkinValley.com makes a modest suggestion: we could do as well as the ones they've got! And we deserve it. Song by Mike McCormick and Ish Theilheimer. Performed by Mike McCormick.

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Watch: The new era of Canadian sex work

This was first published on Jun 15, 2015 by Vice.

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Watch: Heather Milton-Lightening on First Nation and Palestinian solidarity: 'We have a responsibility to help each other'

Heather Milton-Lightening, Indigenous scholar and activist, currently based in Toronto, speaks to First Nations solidarity for Palestinian rights. This is an excerpt from her talk at the "Sailing to Gaza – Again!" event with Bob Lovelace, a Canadian delegate on the Freedom Flotilla III. Filmed in Toronto, June 14, 2015. Camera: Darryl Richardson (youtube.com/drryll, mediacoop.ca). Editing: Canadian Boat to Gaza, (tahrir.ca). Learn more about the Freedom Flotilla here.

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Watch: Justice Sinclair -- What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools?

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), presents Congress 2015's introductory Big Thinking lecture. Justice Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in January 2001. In Ottawa to preside over the TRC’s closing events and the release of the Commission's final report, Justice Sinclair discusses the legacy of residential schools and offer a call for action towards reconciliation in Canada, including the role of universities and academics in this process.

 

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Watch: Author Reza Aslan talks Islamophobia in Canadian context

Issues of Islamophobia are in the headlines again as Western societies grapple with the ramifications of the Paris attacks. Author and academic Reza Aslan spoke on the issue of Islamophobia at the National Council of Canadian Muslims' Gala in 2014 in Toronto.

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Watch: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges with Aboriginal youth in Winnipeg

On October 13, 2012, CCPA's Manitoba Office facilitated an intergenerational learning and youth exchange at Thunderbird House in Winnipeg. In attendance were four elders and 30 students from Community Education Development Association's (CEDA) Pathways to Education program, College Beliveau, and Grant Park High School. The idea was to bring together people who would otherwise not meet in person, to share ideas, and talk about things that are often not talked about openly in Winnipeg. For the purposes of this event, participants were asked to talk about racism and their perceptions of experiences in the inner city. By engaging youth in dialogue the hope was to shrink the divide between people who live in the inner city and those who live in the suburbs.

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Video: Inside the international climate treaty negotiations

What:  A 15 minute informal update on current state of the UN climate negotiations by award-winning journalist Stephen Leahy including his personal observations on the process.

Who: Stephen Leahy is an indpendent, environmental journalist who has covered climate negotiations around the world. He is co-winner of the 2012 Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for reporting on Climate Change.

Where: Part of a public forum in Toronto last June titled CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY.

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Camp Madii Lii, Gitxsan Nation: LNG prohibited

Camp Madii Lii is located at the entrance to Luutkudziiwus territory within the Gitxsan Nation. On Aug. 26, 2014, access to the territory was closed to all LNG traffic and other unauthorized industrial activity, and the Luutkudziiwus Territorial Management Plan was enacted.

TransCanada is proposing construction and operation of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline project. The proposed PRGT will cross Luutkudziiwus territory for about 32 km from Suskwa Pass to the Shegunia River. Approximately one-half -- 16 km -- lies on top of the Babine Trail, the ancestral grease trail connecting Gitanmaax with Fort Babine.

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