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By Patricia Petit Liang

Montreal Mohawk performer Lou Lou la Duchess de Rière co-produced and performed in a burlesque fundraiser featuring First Nations women for the Sioux Community of Standing Rock on Friday.

According to CBC News, the proceeds from "Indecent for the Indigenous" were donated to help the ongoing Dakota Access pipeline protests.

The fate of the Dakota Access pipeline is currently uncertain and many of the Standing Rock protesters are facing legal and medical fees that they cannot afford.


By Patricia Petit Liang

A memorial was held for Alaa Al-Muhandis on Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario following her death at an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day.

According to CBC News, Al-Muhandis was mourned by hundreds of citizens from Canada’s Iraqi community.

Al-Muhandis was visiting a sick friend in Jordan when she and 38 other people were killed by a gunman who is still at large.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 20 people in Europe have died due to icy temperatures.

According to BBC News, deaths have been reported in Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, in Ukraine and near the Turkish-Bulgarian border.

The cold weather has also delayed several flights and countries are scrambling to provide temporary housing and heated tents to migrants.