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‘Optimism is not a choice, it’s just the way we have to live up there’

The Jerry Cans bring Inuit-infused ceilidh to Halifax   The Carleton Music Bar and Grill was lively Sunday night with no ordinary foot-stomping ceilidh music gathering. The Jerry Cans’, a multicultural band from Iqaluit, mix their high-energy Celtic fiddling with throat-singing to shed light on powerful lived realities and misconceptions of Northern territory living. For some, […]

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First Nations short films cross the country, screen in Halifax

The Wapikoni Cinema on Wheels is on a trip across Canada to shed light on Indigenous people’s personal realities. They stopped in Halifax Sunday night. Touched and devastated by the accidental death of her collaborator, Wapikoni Awashish, and the number of indigenous youth suicides, Manon Bardeau created a mobile studio which has been traveling across […]

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Halifax youth pave the way for child protection

Over 51 different non–state actors around the world are using children to fight their wars and acts of terrorism, says Dustin Johnson. Johnson is from Halifax’s Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. The worldwide exploitation of children in warfare has no easy solution. Although, Halifax students brought in Canada’s on-the-ground experts in child protection in war […]