Idle No More focusing attention on treaty rights, environment prof says

The Idle No More movement has been successful in raising public awareness about issues facing First Nations people, York University Professor Rachel Gorman said in the Waterloo Region Record Jan 29. “I think it is focusing national attention” on issues such as treaty rights and environmental protection laws, she said in her Kitchener, Ont., speech Tuesday, which was about the growth of resistance to neo-liberalism. Read full story.

Ottawa cops, public to discuss collecting race-based data
Ottawa police will host their first major public meeting surrounding the traffic stop race-based data collection project set to launch this spring….It is not a “town hall-style” approach, but includes a presentation by the York University research team about their role in the project, as well as tabled discussions, which will see participants break into smaller groups, reported the Ottawa Sun Jan. 29. Read full story.