“What do I miss most about the place? The fun and the beauty. It used to be a very beautiful place,” says elder Molly Denny of Pictou Landing First Nation. Boat Harbour, or A’sek, Mi’kmaq for the other room, is a documentary about the transformation of Boat Harbour from a beautiful body of water, great for swimming, fishing and hunting, to a poisoned dumping ground for first Scott Paper, and now Northern Pulp.
Matthew Meisner, a young man who spent the last 12 years at a locked down unit within the Nova Scotia Hospital, recently had a pillowcase placed over his head by staff, his mother says. This is only the latest in a series of staff abuse complaints involving Matthew, as the Nova Scotia Advocate reported in March of this year.
Just about a year ago Mi’kmaw hunters at the Cape Breton Highlands National Park were confronted by angry protesters referring to “irresponsible indians slaughtering the entire moose population.” This weekend’s video tells a very different story.
Kendall Worth on the hard work that being on social assistance entails, and how you gain an assortment of valuable experiences that you should be able to list on your resume. We’re talking about skills like economical shopping, policy research and building community. And you have to be a real mathematical genius to make ends meet.
A four-day Mi’kma’ki Water Symposium offers a unique opportunity to explore the many issues that are impacting our Mother Earth and water and the protectors of the water, here in Mi’kmaki. We talked to Dorene Bernard, one of the organizers.
The Books Beyond Bars collective has been supporting women in the Burnside Correctional Facility since 2005. They try hard to find any book that people express an interest in, and also offer a read-aloud program for moms and grandmothers. Now they need a little bit of help.
Today Amherst councillor George Baker received a 90-day suspension for uttering the infamous racist slur. Some people in the Black community had hoped for a lot more, and now they feel dejected and alone.
Mainline Needle Exchange, an organization that helps people who live with drug addictions in mainland Nova Scotia, can’t keep up with the demand, something the provincial government is trying hard to ignore. Lives are at stake. The Nova Scotia Advocate went to Mainline’s open house to find out more.
A 65-year old New Glasgow woman who suffers from severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivities has been ordered to vacate the only house where she can live in relative safety. She has been unable to find an alternative that doesn’t put her health at risk, and desperately wants the Housing Authority to abandon its eviction notice.
The wonderful activists of People First Nova Scotia are fundraising to attend an important self-advocacy conference in Florida. The Nova Scotia Advocate believes these excellent folks deserve our support, and here is why.