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George Lessard
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"...It was still an hour before Erdogan was scheduled to arrive when Turkish security began assailing the protestors and the #journalists attempting to cover the event alike. One of the journalists Erdogan's security detail harassed was Amberin Zaman, a #journalist and #scholar with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Politics. Zaman was eventually confronted more directly with some present reporting that the security officers physically pushed her back from the venue. [...] Inside the event, Turkish security tried to remove several journalists from scene before Brookings' own security intervened. [...] Thomas Burr, president of the DC-based #NationalPressClub, released a statement slamming the president and his security guards, who referred to as "guests in the United States." “They have no right to lay their hands on #reporters or #protesters or anyone else for that matter, when the people they were apparently roughing up seemed to be merely doing their jobs or exercising the rights they have in this country," he said. ..."
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hayesbrown/it-was-total-chaos-outside-a-speech-the-turkish-president-ga

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Kelly Fraser’s “Sedna” https://youtu.be/0pcfKgidtuE “…In an hour-long phone conversation, Fraser packs a punch, telling stories about her island hometown of Sanikiluaq, reindeer hunting, suicide, abusive relationships, songwriting, colonialism, bullying and life as an artist. She’s managed to pack all of that, and much more, into her second album, Sedna, due out April 25. The 11-track, English and Inuktitut-language album is filled to the brim with Fraser’s ideas, her fears and her hopes for Nunavut and her fellow Inuit.
Fraser, just 23, says its goal is to empower Inuit. And she chose the Inuit legend of the sea goddess Sedna, or Nuliayuk, as her guide and title track.
“I grew up hearing that story told by elders in my community,” Fraser said. “So I’m taking it upon myself to re-tell that story. It’s important for revitalization, and I need to honour her.”…”
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavuts_kelly_fraser_offers_upbeat_pop_on_serious_issues/


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#VIDEO Natan Obed on cultural appropriation debate 6:33 'Maybe there needs to be a cultural repatriation prize...for those who want to take leadership,' says the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/natan-obed-on-cultural-appropriation-debate-1.4116533


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"... @CBC North is embarking on an ambitious storytelling project to mark 2017! #iamNorth will share stories of people who are helping lead us today or building our future in the North.
Are you or someone you know a leader, innovator, newcomer or community builder in the North?
Nominate someone or yourself today..."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/events/features/iamnorth-1.4012012

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Nanook - Ingerlaliinnaleqaagut Music and lyrics by :
Frederik & Christian Elsner
Record Label : Atlantic Musik ApS (Greenland)
music video produced by Tumit Production, may 2011 with incorporation with Am A Rock Media for the feature filmm "Qaqqat Alanngui"

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"...Prominent Canadian journalists are under fire for their reaction to a controversial editorial that dismissed the idea of cultural appropriation. Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and CBC film and pop culture critic Jesse Wente discuss...." https://youtu.be/bxymaqQUgcU

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“…12-year-old Yellowknife filmmaker wins online women's film award 'I had a lot of confidence in my film, but I didn't realize I could make it that far,' says Andrea Geraghty "They're living under the Stanton building, under the new hospital," she says, her face fraught with fear. "And they're angry that they're building on their home." Cue the dramatic music, and for the next minute and 18 seconds, Andrea's film Yellowknife Ground Zero takes the viewer through a roller coaster ride of a story involving angry fairies, rockets and mouldy snow. ..”
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yellowknife-12-year-old-filmmaker-award-1.4112517

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VIDEO “… “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence.” … That’s now known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. …” Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ― again, even when he is demonstrably wrong. But there is a psychology lesson that could help explain it, according to Cambridge University-educated actor Stephen Fry, who was voted the most intelligent person on TV in the United Kingdom. For example, researchers found students who were least proficient often overestimated their own abilities. “The skills they lacked were the same skills required to recognize their incompetence,” Fry said. “The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge.” …”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-fry-explains-lies_us_591550ebe4b00f308cf4323c

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The Story of Mouseland: As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944
https://youtu.be/GqgOvzUeiAA

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"....The year is 2036. America is a MESS. Fearing the actions of President Trump are left unchecked, Batman takes on the “Tan of Steel” while the nation wrestles with what kind of a leader it really needs. Ben Affleck and Donald J. Trump star in the cinematic event of the year. Video by Vic Berger...."
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