On this episode of Global National: The Canadian federal government is giving the remainder of the $34-million promised to Indigenous communities in the 2019 budget to implement recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission having to do with burial information and missing children. David Akin explains how it will be used and why it took so long for Ottawa to secure.
Plus, pressure is mounting on provinces to create mandatory educational curriculums on residential schools and Indigenous history, one of the calls to action in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Report. As Heather Yourex-West explains, some government’s are lagging behind others.
The inquest into the death of 37-year-old Joyce Echaquan while in a Quebec hospital last September has closed. As Mike Armstrong reports, the coroner is vowing the Indigenous woman’s death won’t be in vain.
And more than a dozen meat processing plants in the U.S. and Canada are slowly coming back online, after hackers hit the world’s largest meat supplier JBS. Jackson Proskow explains why Russia is suspected to be responsible.