Global National: June 3, 2021 | 100+ First Nations suing Ottawa over residential schools
CA, 04 Jun 2021
On this episode of Global National: The federal government is sending confusing messages as it pledges to support Indigenous communities, while fighting a lawsuit by more than 100 First Nations seeking reparations over Canada's residential schools. David Akin explains why Ottawa won’t claim responsibility.
The federal government has also released a 30-page document, full of promises in response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) that ended in 2019. Abigail Bimman explains why critics say the delayed response falls short.
And nearly one week after the remains of 215 Indigenous children were discovered at unmarked burial sites at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, survivors of these facilities and their families are struggling to cope. As Neetu Garcha reports, decades after Canada's last residential school closed, the trauma lingers for generations of Indigenous people.
Plus, with over half of eligible Americans now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, the U.S. has revealed what it plans to do with leftover vaccine doses. Jackson Proskow explains how the supply will be doled out, the timeline and the criticism over Canada making the list of recipients.
Pressure is mounting on Canada to help Afghan translators who fear for their lives once U.S. troops depart Afghanistan in 100 days. As Mike Armstrong reports, one translator says the Taliban will come for him and his family once foreign forces leave.
And what does NASA hope to learn by venturing back to Venus not once, but twice? Eric Sorensen reports on the space agency’s plans to venture back to the second planet from the sun for the first time in 30 years.
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