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WEEKLY ROUND UP: APRIL 15
Illustration: Erin McPhee
This week Indigenous activists and allies have occupied the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada offices in Toronto, Winnipeg, and James Bay in response to a suicide crisis in Attawapiskat First Nation, Ontario and Pimickamak First Nation, Manitoba. You can follow the hashtags #GroundZeroINAC and #OccupyINAC for updates on the action and movement.
As a result of the activism and organizing of Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO), it was announced this week that there will be a coroner’s inquest into the death of Andrew Loku. Also, BLMTO co-founder Yusra Khogali has written a critically important op-ed piece: “I was vilified for telling the truth about racism in Toronto.”
Check out the series of DJ workshops in Vancouver aimed at, as Thump puts it, dismantling gender imbalances in electronic music industries.
Over at Shameless we are looking for 3-4 staff illustrators to join our team! The position comes with a small honoraria $150 over the course of a year (this is the same honoraria our art director and editors receive as Shameless is a 100% volunteer-run organization).