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By Allison O’Reilly

A Cree lawyer from the James Bay region of Quebec spoke publicly for the first time on Monday about the abuse he suffered as a child.

According to CBC News, Paul John Murdoch, who appeared before the Viens Commission, encouraged Cree communities to break the cycle of shame that prevents others from speaking out and healing.

The commission is looking into how Indigenous people are treated by public services in Quebec.


By Patricia Petit Liang

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls announced the dates and locations for its final four hearings.

According to CBC News, the hearings will be held in Iqaluit, Quebec City, Winnipeg and St. John's.

The hearings will be open to the public and will focus on key themes based on the 1,270 personal stories already collected in its early phases, including the topics of criminal justice system, family and child welfare.


By Patricia Petit Liang

More than 400 people have died and thousands of others are stranded after the worst flooding the Indian state of Kerala has experienced in a century.

According to BBC News, more than a million people have been displaced and have lost their homes.

The monsoon rains are beginning to ease and rescue efforts are still under way.