CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.
Manage episode 298343382 series 2434978
The Township of McKellar, near Parry Sound, recently approved the renaming of a road that runs along Moffat Lake. The current name is considered a slur against Indigenous women. The change is coming about because of a class project at the Anishinabek Educational Institute. Joanne Morrison is the instructor who led the class project and Ashley Morrison (no relation) was one of her students; Dawn Lavell-Harvard who heads the Ontario Native Women's Association and is also the Director of the First People's House at Trent University in Peterborough offers her thoughts on Mary Simon becoming Canada's first Indigenous Governor General; In an open letter, former Olympians, human rights experts and sports organizations are urging the International Olympic Committee to allow athletes to protest at the games. Janelle Joseph is one of them. She is the founder of the Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity and Anti-racism in Sport Research Lab in Toronto; 'Reminiscing kits' for people living with dementia are being made available at the Kingston Frontenac Library. Vicki Poffley of the Alzheimer’s Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington tells us about them; Britt Benn was born in Belleville, grew up in Napanee and moved to Guelph, where she's a firefighter. But now she's in Tokyo, where she's preparing to compete in another Olympics as a member of the women's rugby team.