Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill – Will It Be Enough To Shift The System?

On 1 January 2020, Canada’s Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Bill (C-92), an “Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families,” especially the ways in which they can now exercise their inherent jurisdiction over children in their communities, kicked into effect amidst funding, planning, and oversight criticism. Recognizing […]

American Assassination Threatens To Spark War

On Friday 3 January, an American airstrike killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. The strike, which targeted a convoy near Baghdad airport in Iraq, was reportedly ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. The killing has been widely condemned and threatens to upset a delicate balance in the region. President […]

India Citizenship Protests

Protests throughout India have left at least 26 people dead after violent clashes between demonstrators and police. Demonstrators are protesting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which grants citizenship to persecuted minorities but excludes Muslims. In doing so, Muslims would be treated as second class citizens and preferential treatment be given […]