The Sixties Scoop left behind a profound shock and a loss of heritage, language, families and identity. In 2017, the Canadian government announced the Sixties Scoop Settlement in acknowledgement of its cultural genocide. But, only for Inuit and Indigenous people with status. Métis and non-status, who were adopted under the same scheme of assimilating children into white society, still cannot apply.
When a young adult stays out all night without phoning home, the worst one might expect is a stern word from worried parents. But Pam faced far worse consequences – the loss of her community and the loss of her family. For 25 years, Pam’s parents chose the Exclusive Brethren church over their daughter, leaving Pam to find friendship and family outside their circle. But the draw of familial relationship can overcome censure and lead to reconciliation.
Growing up in a hyper-masculine environment, Owen wanted nothing more than to be a masculine guy. But so much of Western society's version of masculinity expressly excludes gay men. This piece examines if there is a new version of masculinity that can include everyone who identifies as a man, or are we stuck with the 21st-century bro?
Back in January 2020, life was seemingly normal for Manitobans. Two months later, COVID-19 turned life upside down — especially for people 65 and over. Manitoba seniors share their stories and struggles as they battle through isolation, loss, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During 2020, the pandemic enflamed Winnipeg's opioid crisis. More people were using drugs alone and overdosing than in the previous five years.
The solution has existed for years, and it's past time Winnipeg implemented it.
Ethan Ani looks into his father’s adoption to understand future parenting options in this three-part story. Ani explores the themes affecting both him and his father related to masculinity, identity, and belonging.
I wanted to start this article with a broken conversation — a conversation drummed up by the closed captioning on a TV program or Zoom. Now, I don’t mean the subtitles for whatever Netflix show you’re binging on. Professional writers handle those. I’m talking about those terrible, automatically generated, and often comically inaccurate ones. You see...
Electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the environment, fun to drive, and save owners money over the car’s lifespan. So why don’t more people in Manitoba drive them? This article explores why people do and don’t buy EVs, the myths and facts surrounding them, and what it’s like to own one.
The opening of Ethan Boyer Way at Brady Road and the Perimeter Highway marked two things: a safer intersection and a grim reminder of lives lost there. This investigative feature unpacks the devastating impacts of poor infrastructure and the gap that exists between policy and people.
Music has nurtured community since human beings were introduced to it. When the COVID-19 pandemic put live performances on pause, artists and their audiences had to find new ways to stay connected. Learn how Winnipeg’s music community has evolved.
For many, identifying as an athlete becomes central and is at the root of their contributions to their family, friends, and the world. This crisis can cause tremendous amounts of mental pain for someone after their career is over. Many former athletes struggle in silence because leaving the sport, the basis of their lives, leaves them feeling empty.
As the climate crisis looms above humanity's head, it's easy to feel insignificant towards being able to make meaningful change. What's the best way to contribute to positive environmental change? It might be easier than you think — it could lie in what you eat.
Understanding how your brain works can change your life — which is exactly what an accurate mental health diagnosis can offer. Kelsey takes an honest look at three people's diagnosis journeys — including her own.
24 years old, and Rebecca has already had enough surprises to last her and her family a lifetime. She has always known that she was adopted shortly after birth but has spent her whole life piecing together her biological puzzle. No matter the cost.
Let’s face it — if your business isn’t progressing with society's standards, your company is falling behind. As of 2017, people aged 18 to 34 are significantly more likely to openly identify as LGBTQS2+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirited) than previous generations. Workplaces need to seek new opportunities to create a more inclusive environment to attract Millennials (1981-1996) and Generation Z’s (1996-2015) entering the workforce.
As the pandemic raged on, many families across Canada were fighting a similar battle: how to visit loved ones living in personal care homes safely. Isolation, deprivation, and confusion dogged many residents. All the while, flaws in the PCH system meant to care for and support older adults crumbled. Three families share how COVID-19 affected their parents' lines of communication to the outside.
Experts are calling for Manitoba to pay more attention to climate change adaptation. The Prairies are at risk of more frequent, severe extreme events given the area’s warming and history of them over the past decade. This feature probes Manitoba’s disaster preparedness through the story and optimism of a local grain farmer.
Brett’s collection of journals stretches back over 20 years. The text shows a person struggling to reveal their identity. This narrative bares the essence of what it means to question one’s gender. Thanks to Emma Bunton, action movies, and a peach dress, Brett’s journey reaches a new normal.
On-screen representation is evolving from using token characters — such as the quiet book smart Asian sidekick or comic relief Black best friend — to more accurate stories where the marginalized group is the main cast. However, is representation behind the camera just as essential to tell these stories accurately? This article reaches out to some BIPOC crew and talents to find out their experiences on set.
An Oji-Cree woman is forced to confront her white skin after discovering a part of her family history included an oblate who taught at several residential schools. Learning about her grandmother’s era helped her understand the systematic barriers and intergenerational trauma her family faced.