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A focus on children and youth: Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, June 18

Bamoseda, hosted by Jennifer Ashawasegai, is an Aboriginal news magazine radio program, which features national Aboriginal news, current affairs, features on community and culture, spotlights on entertainment and a cross section of musical genres from very talented artists in the Aboriginal community.

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The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has finally heard government arguments on the underfunding of First Nations Children’s Services. And Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, is not impressed that the federal government wants the case tossed out. The case began three years ago and was launched by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations.

Haida Nation president Guujaaw told Bamoseda about the newly created conservation and heritage sites. Work that has taken a long time and something the Haida are proud of. The Conservation site encompasses an area of about 3,400 square kilometres near the Queen Charlotte Islands.

National Aboriginal Day is just around the corner, and across the country, Metis, Inuit and First Nations people will be celebrating their culture with the rest of Canada. In Ontario; however, the Moon River Metis Council near Georgian Bay will be holding its first ever event in the form of a soiree, which includes Metis fiddling.

A music project in Calgary for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth is hoping to help keep high-risk kids in school. It’s the “Cold Lake Music Factory” pilot project put on by Legacy Children’s Foundation.

The Drum Calls Softly is a story written by authors David Bouchard and Shelley Willier. It’s a wonderful children’s story narrated by David Bouchard.

MUSIC
Asani – “Iskwesis” (CANCON)
Calvin Vollrath – “Old Reel 8” (CANCON)
Inez – “Stick Game Jam” (CANCON)